26 August 2016

Comet artwork for the new Moomin Museum in Tampere, Finland

Moomin Museum in Tampere has ordered an artwork from the Finnish artist Hanna Vihriälä. The work is inspired by the Tove Jansson’s original drawings for the book Comet in Moominland.

The work will consist of more than 200 000 acrylic beads as well as stainless wires and aluminum ferrules setting the beads in their places. The material choices and technology will bring airiness, lightness and light for the comet artwork.

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Vihriälä is known for example of her Rose artwork for the Marimekko + Kiasma = Together / Kimpassa exhibition in Helsinki in 2013. The beautiful Rose was made of candies pinned on a fabric.

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Hanna Vihriälä: Rose
Photo: National Gallery / Pirje Mykkänen

New Moomin Museum opening in Tampere

The totally renewed Moomin museum is opening in Tampere in 2017. In 1986, Tove Jansson donated a collection of more than 2000 works to Tampere Art Museum and part of the collection has been on display in Tampere Art Museum Moominvalley. Moominvalley at Tampere Art Museum will close at the end of October 2016 and the collection will be conservated and moved to the new premises. Tove Jansson’s unique collection will be presented in a modern, experiential and multisensory way in the world’s only Moomin Museum.

In the beginning of June opened a pop up Moomin museum in terminal 2 at Helsinki Airport in Finland. Pop up museum promotes the new museum and features for example prints of Tove Jansson’s Moominsummer Madness illustrations as well as a moving box – by peeking inside the box you see a glimpse of the Moomin museum opening in 2017.Free entrance to the Pop up Moomin Museum until the end of September. Pop up Museum is located in terminal 2 near the gate 28. Pop up museum is open Sun-Fri 5.00 – 23.00, Sat 5.00 – 20.30.

Free entrance to the Pop up Moomin Museum until the end of September. Pop up Museum is located in terminal 2 near the gate 28. Pop up museum is open Sun-Fri 5.00 – 23.00, Sat 5.00 – 20.30.