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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.

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.

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

Felt for Tomorrow 15.12.2018–5.5.2019

Ancient handicraft technique is moving to future in the anniversary exhibition of the Finnish Felt Association at the Craft Museum of Finland.

The Felt for Tomorrow exhibition raises discussion about the place of felt in the modern world. As material wool is relaxing to work with, this gives balance to the hectic everyday life. The anniversary exhibition by the Finnish Felt Association has been curated by visual arts critic Hannu Castrén

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Huomisen huopaa Suomen käsityön museon näyttelyssä.

Cerámica 15.12.2018–12.5.2019

Vibrant language of ceramics connects Nicaraguan ceramics and internationally renowned ceramic artist Heini Riitahuhta. 

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Vahva muotokieli yhdistää Cerámica-näyttelyn keraamikkoja.

History of the Museum

The Imperial Senate ordered on 14th December 1888, that an allowance be granted for the operation of a handicraft museum beginning in 1890.The resulting museum operated under the Society of Industrial Art and was located at the Museum of Art and Design (operating today as the Design Museum).

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Suomen käsityön museo sijaitsi pitkään yliopiston kupeessa, vanhassa rehtoraatissa.

About us

The Craft Museum of Finland is a specialized museum for handicraft covering entire Finland. The museum covers all techniques of handicraft, from house building to lace making and from forging to the design of ornaments. The National Costume Center of Finland and The Conservation Center are part of the museum.

As a specialized museum, the maintenance comes from the City of Jyväskylä but also from the Ministry of Education and Culture because of museum’s national status.

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Suomen käsityön museo on helposti saavutettavissa heti Kävelykadun alussa.

For Media

The Craft Museum of Finland sends regurarly press releases  about exhibitions and events. 

If you wish to receive these press releases, please contact our curator of communications. 

Contacts
Sari Koskinen, curator, communications and pr, tel. +358 50 413 9051, sari.k.koskinen [at] jyvaskyla.fi

Press photos
For media, a photo bank is maintained about current exhibitions. You can download photographs for media use here

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Suomen käsityön museo on helposti saavutettavissa heti Kävelykadun alussa.

Museum Shop

Support handicraft - step into the Museum Shop


The Museum Shop offers products from Finnish craftsmen throughout Finland and literature in the field. The museum shop's handmade selection follows the seasons. At present, there are products for about one hundred Finnish craftsmen or designers.

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Suomen käsityön museon Museokaupasta suomalaista käsityötä lahjaksi.

Memento – Ulla Pohjola and Kaija Poijula 7.1.–15.4.2018

The year 2018 in the Craft Museum of Finland begins with the Memento exhibition, which consists of solo exhibitions by visual artists Ulla Pohjola and Kaija Poijula. They both are storytellers and with the works they illustrate their inner worlds. Pohjola and Poijula are masters of handling and merging different natural materials. There are mirrors, stones, a burnt loom, skulls, bream scales and fluffs of dandelions in their works. The artists use such techniques as embroidery, painting and collages of objects.

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Ulla Pohjola ja Kaija Poijulan Memento -näyttely Suomen käsityön museossa.

A Journey in Time


Travel trough 2000 years of crafts!

A Journey in Time exhibition is located in the auditorium, on the second floor of the museum. The exhibition timeline charts the most definitive phenomena in the history of crafts. The texts and images are only a tiny scratch on the surface of the interesting and diverse past of crafts. The journey starts from thousands of years back, the time before calendars or clocks, and moves towards the modern times.

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Hyppää aikamatkalle käsityön historiaan!

Dressed with Pride

The Dressed with Pride section at the National Costume Center of Finland presents traditional outfits from different parts of Finland in various eras. The exhibition also explores the history and the manufacturing methods behind the costumes. The exhibition draws attention to the remarkable level of detail in the costumes: flax and wool fabrics, pewter brooches, colourful stripe patterns on the skirts, headgear, pockets…

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Komeasti juhlaan -näyttely kertoo suomalaisen kansallispuvun tarinaa eilen ja tänään.

Craft - A Touch of Life

One of the permanent exhibitions in the Craft Museum of Finland, Craft - A touch of life brings today's craft curiosities and our shared memories of the past to light. The Sense Space offers tangible experiences: you can touch and smell the materials, recognize the sounds of craft-making or sit down to knit a scarf created by the all the visitors together.

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Käsityössä elämän tuntu -näyttelyssä käsityö kulkee mukana suomalaisten elämässä.

Temporary exhibitions

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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Suomen käsityön museon vaihtuvissa näyttelyissä vaihtuu myös teemat.

Book a guided tour or a workshop

Due to the current situation of COVID-19, workshops will be opened for booking in late summer. 

Exhibitions are usually much more interesting, when paired with a competent guide. Many background stories would hidden if you tour the exhibition alone. And after you hear strories behind handicraft, a desire to try to do something yourself is waken. Then it might be good to book a workshop in the museum...

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Tilaa opastus Suomen käsityön museon näyttelyihin.