Category Archives: Museums

Plan for Guggenheim Helsinki moves forward

City of Helsinki receives the concept and development study for a potential Guggenheim museum in Helsinki. Report proposes location, purpose, financing and governance of a museum and recommends moving forward with an architectural competition. Helsinki, Finland – A new Guggenheim Museum in Helsinki would make a distinct contribution to Finland’s cultural landscape, according to the concept and development study that representatives of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation delivered officially on Tuesday morning, January 10, to Mayor Jussi Pajunen. The study was commissioned by the City…

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Ryijy Rug!

Event details: Ryijy Rug! Description Ryijy Rug! 5.6.2009 – 27.9.2009 Location: Design Museum, Helsinki The ryijy rug is an integral part of Finnish identity. Originally a long-piled substitute for furs used as covers in boats and sleighs, it has become a beloved art textile enhancing the special events and everyday lives of Finns. This exhibition will present the Finnish ryijy rug from old woven folk textiles to the latest contemporary works of art. Telling the story of the ryijy rug, this exhibition will glow with…

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Nordic Museum architects selected

Nordic Museum architects selected: “The Nordic Heritage” Located in Ballard, Seattle, USA, the [Nordic Heritage](http://www.nordicmuseum.org/) is the only museum in the U.S. dedicated to preserving the history of the five Nordic countries: Denmark; Finland; Iceland; Norway; and Sweden. With a rich history in Ballard, the museum was founded in 1979 with a mission to honor the Scandinavian immigrants who arrived in the Northwest in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Now a new Nordic Heritage Museum building planned to be built on Market Street of…

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Scandinavian Design beyond the Myth

The National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design of Norway Scandinavian Design beyond the Myth, Exhibition, 07.11.2003—14.05.2006. From website of The National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design of Norway: Despite the mock funeral service held in 1980 for the term Scandinavian design by a group of Oslo designers, Scandinavian design ideals that emerged in the 1950s have survived in the Nordic countries. This must be seen, in part, as the result of an international interest in this period’s design on a world basis. A…

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Uzi Varon in Caisa centre

4.1. – 26.1. â€?Double Exposureâ€? Uzi Varon photographs (Finland/Israel), exhibition in Caisa centre, Helsinki. Caisa is the International Cultural Centre in the heart of Helsinki (Mikonkatu 17 C). Its aim is to support the multicultural development of the city by promoting the interaction of people from different countries, and by providing information about various cultures and about Finnish society. Tag: Uzi Varon

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Trapholt

Trapholt museum Trapholt is one of the largest and most popular museums in Denmark outside of Copenhagen. Opened in 1988, Trapholt is situated in beautiful natural surroundings, with a view out over Kolding Fjord. The museum is easily accessible for disabled people, and children are welcome. Packed lunches, etc. are naturally welcome. There is a large car park close to the main entrance, where coaches are also free to park. The museum conducts tours for groups. Trapholt contains: -A large collection of modern Danish visual…

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