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Hearts, diamonds, and tulips. Folk ryijy rugs from the 18th and 19th centuries 12.6.–19.9.2021

07.06.2021
The exhibition Hearts, diamonds, and tulips fills the Art Hall of the Museum of Central Finland with magnificent ryijy rugs starting from mid-June. In Finland, ryijy rugs have been significant utility textiles and their uses have adapted to meet the needs of different times: from a boat and sleeping cover to a bedcover, wedding ryijy, sleigh cover and, finally, a wall decoration. If Finland had a national textile, it would undoubtedly be the ryijy rug.

The exhibition showcases Finnish folk ryijy rugs from the 18th and 19th centuries and the changes within different types of ryijy rugs.

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Jyväskylä and its faces. Photographs by Pekka Helin 29.5.–1.8.2021

24.05.2021
The Museum of Central Finland’s summer exhibition Jyväskylä and its faces takes you on a nostalgic voyage to the Jyväskylä of the 1980s and 1990s. The exhibition of Pekka Helin, the long-time photographer of the museum, presents Jyväskylä and its people from the era. The documentary photographs lead you to the hustle and bustle of the city, the city environment, and events. The exhibition promises surprising encounters with ordinary citizens as well as public figures.

As his favourite subjects, Pekka Helin names the backyards of the city and “non-landscapes”, which are not depicted on postcards.

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Kuvassa Väinönkadulla sijainnut Bio Fantasia vuonna 1980. Kuva: Pekka Helin

Welcome to the summer Café! Café Alvar opens a pop-up café in the Museum of Central Finland on 15.5.

10.05.2021
The old café space on the third floor of the Museum of Central Finland is brought to life when Café Alvar opens a pop-up café for the summer there. The opening of the Café is held on Saturday 15.5. at 11.00-21.00 during the Yläkaupungin Yö festival. The museum is also exceptionally open at 11.00-22.00 on Saturday and the entrance is free. Welcome to enjoy the exhibitions and the delicious offerings of the Café!

The old café space on the third floor of the Museum of Central Finland is brought to life when Café Alvar opens a pop-up café for the summer there.

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Keski-Suomen museon kahvila 1960-luvulla.

The cornerstone of Finnish interior design, wood, takes on new forms in an innovative exhibition

06.05.2021
The exhibition Wood in Interior Design presents new, modern and professionally designed and manufactured interior solutions created through Pro Puu ry’s project, which have been created using various techniques and wood materials.

The products and works created by skilled designers and manufacturers have been intended to have a positive effect on art procurement in public spa

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KESÄ-reliefi, 2019. Inni Pärnänen.

Wood in Interior Design 22.5.–29.8.2021

The exhibition Wood in Interior Design presents new, modern and professionally designed and manufactured interior solutions created through Pro Puu ry’s project, which have been created using various techniques and wood materials. The exhibition is on display in the Lobby Gallery of the Craft Museum of Finland on 22.5.–29.8.2021. 

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KESÄ-reliefi, 2019. Inni Pärnänen.

Carousel: Eija Rasinmäki

15.04.2021

The Renewer of the Finnish Rag Rug Eija Rasinmäki – Spirit of Creativity, Rattle of the Glass Ceiling and Life of Rugs from Five Decades. 

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Design Eija Rasinmäen vihreä taidematto ja työvälineitä, yksityiskohta.
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Temporary exhibitions 2021

The upcoming year 2021 brings flamboyant colours, circle economy, and Finnish as well as international talent to the Craft Museum of Finland. The exhibition year includes both the museum’s own productions as well as both big and small-scale collaboration exhibitions. The central theme for the exhibition year is sustainable development, which is examined from many perspectives through crafts and design. For the fall temporary exhibition, the Craft Museum of Finland will even calculate the overall carbon footprint of the exhibition’s entire production process. 

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Iranilainen kaulakoru sekä kaksi iranilaista kelim-mattoa.

Design with Nature 8.1.–14.3.2021

The Design with Nature exhibition showcases the newest works of Miia Suojala Design. Miia Suojala who is a clothes designer and a Bachelor of Fashion and Clothing, started her company in Jyväskylä in 2006 and now the 15-year-old company is celebrating the milestone with their celebratory collection: NOLLAko?

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Miia Suojalan uuden malliston Hertta-huppari.

Treasures of the Bazars 9.1.–18.4.2021

The Treasures of the Bazars exhibition in the Craft Museum of Finland showcases traditional textiles and jewellery from Morocco to Tibet from the collections of collector Tuomas Sopanen. Nomadism and traditions appear clearly in these consumer textiles and decorations.

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Yksityiskohta kelim-matosta.

Leena Illukka – Come and Go 18.12.2020–7.3.2021

The Come and Go installation consists of portrait slippers by visual artist Leena Illukka. She has applied hand embroidery in a new way and breaks the traditional way of presenting portraits in her personal and caricature portraits. In her art, Illukka often creates a series of stories that focus on the individual and the individual’s relationship with the society. 

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Leena Illukan muotokuvatossuja sarjasta Tervetuloa ja tervemenoa.

Wood Relief and Digital Games – Ilona Rista’s wood art 12.9.–5.12.2020

The exhibition by an internationally known designer, Ilona Rista, showcases new kind of Finnish wood culture. The wood artist’s playful approach to digital materials has produced a fun, yet serious collection of material and immaterial works that combine wood art with technology. The exhibition will be held at the Craft Museum of Finland’s Lobby Gallery 12 September–5 December 2020. 

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Ilona Rista: KAISLA-puureliefi.

In Good Hands 12.9.–5.12.2020

What does the past of handicrafts look like in the eyes of modern designers, and what kind of inspiration can be drawn from the collection at the museum? The designers invited to the In Good Hands exhibition have had the chance to explore the extensive archives, founded in 1879, of the Friends of Finnish Handicraft at the Design Museum. After this they have created their works in dialogue with the archive materials. 

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Osa Matias Liimataisen keramiikkatyöstä, joka on saanut innoituksensa Uhra Simberg-Ehrstömin Vihreä aamu -ryijystä.

Temporary exhibitions 2020

2020 Exhibitions at the Craft Museum of Finland celebrate craftsmanship from many perspectives. The exhibitions focus on Finnish textile expertise but are complemented by delicious finesses from the miniature world and traditional woodworking.  The exhibitions feature internationally renowned designers and craftsmen to celebrate the free movement of ideas and thoughts in the crafts world. Technology and even game design have been added alongside many traditional skills, giving new insights into techniques already forgotten.

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Aino Kajaniemi, Lapsuusmuisto 2, 2019

My Forest 3.6.–30.8.2020

The My Forest exhibition, created in collaboration with the Finnish Crafts Organization Taito, presents the Finnish people’s relationship with forests, wood as a material, and the forest as a space – not forgetting crafts, naturally. The exhibition will be at the 2nd-floor auditorium of the Craft Museum of Finland from 3 June to 30 August 2020, at CraftCorner  in Helsinki 4–29 September 2020, and at the Pro Puu Gallery in Lahti in 3–30 October 2020. . 

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Koivisto Studio: Metsän salat. Yksityiskohta.

Sparvin Museum Shop

What would be more delightful than taking in the atmosphere while shopping? KeMu offers this opportunity at the Sparvin Museum Shop in Toivolan Vanha Piha. The range of products include period items consistent with the spirit of Jyväskylä at the end of the 19th century. The museum shop is located in the Sparvin House, the oldest residential building in Jyväskylä centre still standing in its original plot. The building was completed in 1861. Please pop in and visit us!
 
Opening hours

The museumshop is temporarily closed due to coronavirus situation 

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Museokauppa Sparvin. Kuva Tuula Vuolio-Vallenius, Keski-Suomen museo.

The Woven Image 4.1.–30.8.2020

The joint exhibition of four famous Finnish textile artists Ariadna Donner, Soile Hovila, Aino Kajaniemi and Inka Kivalo in Craft Museum of Finland 4.1.-17.5.2020 brings out the variety of modern tapestries beautifully. The tapestries in the exhibition represent different techniques, approaches and styles according to their artists.

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Aino Kajaniemi, Lapsuusmuisto 2, 2019

La Normandie Boréale – Handcraft from France 7.9.–8.12.2019

A fresh breeze from France arrives at the Craft Museum of Finland in the autumn 2019 when a group of Normandy artisans, Élan de créateurs, present their works in two exhibitions. 11 artisans from different fields bring such contemporary handcraft and design to the museum as ceramics, textile creations, jewelry, works from recycled materials and art handcraft. The colorful and playful sales exhibitions include traditional techniques as well as inventive new ways of using the materials. 

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13 eri alojen taitajaa tuo museoon ranskalaista nykykäsityötä Suomen käsityön museon näyttelyyn.

Temporary exhibitions 2019

Exhibitions of 2019

Exhibitions of 2019 in the Craft Museum of Finland explore the possibilities of materials and the relationship with nature. 

The atmosphere of the exhibition year 2019 in the Craft Museum of Finland is international. Different exhibitions present the possibilities of materials, ponder the future and dive into the Finnish relationship with nature. Ancient handicraft techniques, carefully made works with strong identities as well as humorous objects are seen during the year. 
 

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Kenneth Rasmussen massiivineuloksensa parissa Bitfrost-ateljeessa. Kuva: Bitfrost.

The Other Nature of Ceramics 18.5.–8.12.2019

Ville Heimala ∙ Katri-Maria Huhtakallio ∙ Aura Kajas ∙ Tiia Matikainen ∙ Lotta Mattila

We tend to have a great desire to compare our qualities and characteristics with animals. The five sculptors of The Other Nature of Ceramics exhibition bring out their personal relationship with nature and art making as well as tell about their thoughts behind their works. They observe the surrounding nature and interpret it sculpturally through ceramics. 

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Ville Heimala, Metsän elementit: Olennot, 2017. Keramiikkateos.

Collections

The collections of the museum now consist of 53 000 objects. The basic collection is made up of the old surviving collections that have been moved to Jyväskylä. It is our aim to add to the collection with careful selection and planning. From the present day we keep essential phenomena of the handicraft culture for the collection. Quality is more important than quantity in the collections at the moment. 

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Ryijy pitää puhdistaa molemmilta puolilta.

Project: The National Costume Center of Finland

17.01.2019

The National Costume Center of Finland displays an researches national costumes and other traditional clothing of Finland.

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Suomen kansallispukukeskuksessa annetaan henkilökohtaista neuvontaa kansallispuvuista.
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The National Costume Center of Finland

The National Costume Center of Finland is responsible for preserving the national costume culture of the Finnish-speaking Finland. 

The center conducts research and provides education and guidance on the subject. They organizes exhibitions and events. The National Costume Center of Finland is located in the Craft Museum of Finland premises in Jyväskylä.

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Suomen kansallispukukeskuksen perusnäyttely löytyy Suomen käsityön museon tiloista.

Project: The Conservation Center

17.01.2019

The Conservation Center serves private clients, museums and various organisations alike. The conservators are pleased to give advice and guidance on the care and preservation of objects.

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Konservoinnissa tarvitaan vakaata kättä.
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