The directors of
Tampere’s museums have announced their exhibitions for the year 2012. A magnificent year of
exhibitions awaits the city. The year will
begin with Vapriikki’s exhibition Lennossa
(In Flight), which explores birds as the companions of Finns and other
Finnic peoples and is scheduled to open on 24 February.
This spring, Tampere Art Museum will display graphic art by Young Artist
of the Year 2012 Ari Pelkonen.
In the autumn the Art Museum
will play host to works by renowned English artist William Turner (1775–1851). The highlights for the end of year will be the
opening of the Muumiot (Mummies)
exhibition at Vapriikki and the exhibition of works by Siberian artist Dashi
According to Director of
Production Toimi Jaatinen, the museums of Tampere have a rough year ahead of
them. The new collection centre is nearing completion and
will be taken into use at the start of summer. Transferring
the collections into the new facilities is an intensive job, but nevertheless,
many new exhibitions are being opened at the museums.
According to Taina Myllyharju,
Director of Tampere Art Museum, the new location for the Moomin Valley will be
determined at some point during 2012. At the moment, the Centre for
Creative Industries being built at Onkiniemi is a strong contender. Other facilities solutions are also being considered at the Art Museum.
Deputee Museum Director Tuija-Liisa Soininen
provided information about the programme at historical museums in the upcoming
year. The permanent collection at Rupriikki
will be updated and the Amuri Museum of Workers’ Housing will be renovated. In connection with the renovation, guidance on
repairing heritage buildings will be provided to the public from May through
Vapriikki 2012: exhibitions and other information
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