28 March 2017

Moomin around the world: Copies of Tove Jansson’s frescoes exhibited at the Helsinki Airport

Copies of Tove Jansson’s frescoes Party in the City and Party in the Countryside are exhibited at the Helsinki Airport in terminal 2 until the end of July. Fresco copies are located in the Non-Schengen area, at the gate 32a. In order to see the works, you need a ticket to long-haul flight or flight ticket to a Non-Schengen European country.

Tove Jansson’s frescoes come alive – now also in English!

Tove Jansson’s frescoes Party in the City and Party in the Countryside come to life with the help of fashion journalist Sami Sykkö and environmental journalist Minna Pyykkö. The new layers of the frescoes are accessible through the mobile application Arilyn. The digital content works best while facing large-scale frescoes, when one can study the many details on an eye level.

Sami Sykkö moves inside the Party in the City fresco pondering the mood of the party, and the outfits and style of the guests. Minna Pyykkö examines the plant and animal life found in Party in the Countryside on her tour.


Photo: ©Moomin Characters™

The original frescoes in the center of Helsinki

The original Tove Jansson’s frescoes, Party in the City and Party in the Countryside, are permanently presented at the Helsinki Art Museum, HAM in the center of Helsinki.

The first permanent exhibition of works of Tove Jansson in Helsinki opened in early 2016 showcasing the work and life of a much-loved artist. The frescoes and also her sketches of murals for the Aurora Children’s Hospital are recently joined by Tove’s murals for the canteen at the Pitäjänmäki factory of the Strömberg company.

Read more about the permanent Tove Jansson exhibition from our previous posts here:

Tove Jansson’s frescoes come alive with the new mobile app

Tove Jansson Gallery at Helsinki Art Museum

Cover photo: ©Finavia