30 September 2016

New Moomin Museum will open in Tampere, Finland – take part in a competition

Tampere Art Museum Moominvalley will move to Tampere Hall in May 2017. The new Moomin museum will get approximately three times more space compared to the current premises.

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. Tove Jansson’s unique collection will be presented in a modern, experiential and multisensory way in the world’s only Moomin Museum. 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. The renewed Moomin Museum will open on May 13th 2017.

“Making of” exhibition in the Winter Garden of Tampere Hall

Making of exhibition opens at Tampere Hall’s Winter Garden in November, displaying for example, some of the unprecedented treasures Tove Jansson donated.

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Sketch of the Making of Muumimuseo exhibition,
by architect Taina Väisänen

At the Making of exhibition you can watch videos of how a conservator cleans the tail of Hemulen, how a museum technician takes care of the transportation of a fragile original work, and how an exhibition architect draws the dark pond of the “Moominpappa at Sea” section.

Moomin Museum’s library

Also the Moomin Museum’s new library will open in early November. In the library, you can find Moomin books in almost 20 different languages as well as works about Tove Jansson. The library is located in Tampere Hall’s main lobby and it may be visited at any time during the opening hours of Tampere Hall.

The new website of Moomin museum now open

The renewed website is now open at www.muumimuseo.fi/en. Publish your own Moomin picture on Facebook or on Instagram with the hashtag #moominmuseum and take part in the competition. Read the rules and see the prizes here.

Can’t wait to see the new museum! ♥