18 May 2016

International Museum Day – Moomins and Tove Jansson

The International Museum Day is celebrated today on Wednesday May 18th and a delightful fact for us Moomin and Tove Jansson fans is that Tove’s art has a strong presence in museums all around the world. In Finland, Theatre Museum’s exhibition Moomins at the theatre will open on June and later this year the Ateneum’s Tove Jansson exhibition will open at Millesgården, in Stockholm, Sweden. If you are in Helsinki, remember that two frescoes painted in the 1940s are presented in the Tove Jansson gallery at Helsinki Art Museum HAM.

In 1986, Tove 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 in 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. The renewed Moomin Museum will open on May 9th 2017.

Moominvalley Museum_Balen i Mumindalen copy

The pop-up Moomin Museum at Helsinki Airport opens on June 9th 2016

The new Moomin Museum will bring a glimpse of Moominland Midwinter at the pop-up Moomin Museum. Pop-up Museum opens on June 9th 2016 and is open until the end of September at Helsinki Airport, Terminal 2, in Schengen area.

Pop up Moomin Museum’s exhibition will be based on the Making of Moomin Museum exhibition, which tells about making of the new Moomin Museum, its collection and history. The actual Making of exhibition opens at Tampere Hall’s Winter Garden in November, displaying some of the unprecedented treasures from the cardboard boxes Tove Jansson donated and which have been waiting for a proper analysing until last winter!

Free entrance to the Pop-up Moomin Museum from June 9th onwards!

Surku pääsi pahvilaatikosta, mutta ei näytä silti järin ilahtuneelta. Ehkä surumieliselle koiralle löytyy sija uudesta Muumimuseosta_Eriika Ahopelto
Photo: Eriika Ahopelto

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