Suomen tarina: Kansallismuseon perusnäyttely – Interaktiiviset installaatiot

Translated title of the contribution: Story of Finland: National Museum Permanent Exhibition – Interactive installations

Matti Niinimäki (Designer), Timi Koponen (Developer)

    Research output: Artistic and non-textual formExhibitionArt in coproductionpeer-review


    Finland’s recent history is a mingling of light and deep shadows. The exhibition takes a bold new look at the wounds left by wars and the struggle for independence. But it also brims with joy for the 100-year-old Finland, which has managed to grow into a country of democracy, equality and wellbeing, and pokes loving fun at the nation’s little peculiarities – Finns are a weird but happy bunch! We are a people who love the Moomins, the Ball Chair, children’s waterproof overalls, heavy metal music and sauna.

    The carefully selected items on display have a strong grip on our hearts. The boots of a fallen red soldier, a ballot box from the first election, goldware donated to the state by ordinary people during the Second World War, and the ocarina and suitcase of little refugee girl Elvi who had to leave her home in Karelia all vividly connect the past with the present. The story continues on in digital format in places where the physical objects, images and words alone are not sufficient.

    A powerful story will never provide the audience with ready-made answers, which is why the exhibition leaves room for people’s own ideas and interpretations.
    Translated title of the contributionStory of Finland: National Museum Permanent Exhibition – Interactive installations
    Original languageFinnish
    Place of PublicationHelsinki
    PublisherSuomen kansallismuseo = The National Museum of Finland
    Publication statusPublished - 6 Dec 2017
    MoE publication typeF2 Partial implementation of a work of art or performance
    EventSuomen tarina: Kansallismuseon perusnäyttely - Kansallismuseo, Helsinki, Finland
    Duration: 6 Dec 2017 → …


    • interactive art
    • Museum Exhibition


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