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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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keskisuomalainen ryijy

The little museums of the Museum of Central Finland open during the summer of 2021

26.05.2021
The little museums of the Museum of Central Finland will open in the summer. Welcome to enjoy the old-timey atmosphere and stories in the Coppersmith’s House at the Toivola Old Courtyard, the Pienmäki Open-air Museum in Hankasalmi, the Jyväskylä Museum of Municipal Engineering in Könkkölä, and the Heiska Artist’s Home!

The first of the little museums to open its doors at the beginning of June is the Coppersmith’s House, which is part of the Crafts

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museums
jyväskylä
Museum of central Finland
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Kuparisepän talo

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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Museum of central Finland
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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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Museum of central Finland
museum
Alvar Aalto
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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.

Ruusupuisto Museum Centre received a total of 1006 name proposals - a word cloud of the proposals has now been published

22.04.2021
The purpose of collecting name suggestions was finding a unique, memorable, and clear name that is easy to use in a sentence. The name should be good for Finnish and international audience alike, and describe the two different museums and the content they offer. 

Suggestions for the name were sought for the future museum centre in Jyväskylä’s Ruusupuisto for a month.

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

15.04.2021
Mirroring the impressive 50-year career of textile artist Eija Rasinmäki, Design Eija Rasinmäki – A Handwoven Life brings Rasinmäki’s well-known art textiles and rugs, that have had a recognised spot in Finnish homes and are long loved to the Craft Museum of Finland.

The exhibition covers the extensive production of Eija Rasinmäki – steps of weaving, spirit of creativity and rugs from different decades.

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Suomen käsityön museo
näyttely
käsityö
Eija Rasinmäki
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Design Eija Rasinmäen vihreä taidematto ja työvälineitä, yksityiskohta.

Design Eija Rasinmäki – A Handwoven Life 29.4.–29.8.2021

Mirroring the impressive 50-year career of textile artist Eija Rasinmäki, Design Eija Rasinmäki – A Handwoven Life brings Rasinmäki’s well-known art textiles and rugs, that have had a recognised spot in Finnish homes and are long loved to the Craft Museum of Finland.

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näyttely
käsityö
matto
Eija Rasinmäki
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Design Eija Rasinmäen vihreä taidematto ja työvälineitä, yksityiskohta.

City of Jyväskylä celebrates its 184th birthday with remote events

24.03.2021
On 22 March 2021, the City of Jyväskylä celebrates its 184th birthday. The traditional events of the Jyväskylä Days will be held this year largely remotely due the coronavirus situation.

Jyväskylä was originally founded by an estate owner, Major Carl Christian Rosenbröijer.

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Jyväskylä Days

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.

The Covid-19 situation calming down in Jyväskylä - Sports restrictions for under 18 years old will be released and libraries and museums will be opened to the public from 15 February 2021

12.02.2021
During this week a total of 47 coronavirus infections have been confirmed in Jyväskylä. Jyväskylä's incidence rate has also decreased. The need for hospital care has not increased significantly either. Approximately 80% of the origin of infections can be traced. Consequently, Jyväskylä has returned to the accelerating phase of the coronavirus.

The Emergency Management Team stated in its meeting today (12 February) that since the infection situation has calmed down, sports activities for u

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Hoitaja laittaa koronanäytettä putkiloon.

Project grants

•    The application period is January, ending on the last weekday of January at 3 pm. 
•    If any grant funds are left after the grant decisions made in the boards in March, the second application period for project grants will end on the last weekday of August at 3 pm. 
•    Project grants for cultural, youth and civil society activities may be applied for by registered associations domiciled in Jyväskylä as well as communities and informal work and activity groups operating in Jyväskylä. 

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Värikäs puu kävelykadulla kesällä

Operating subsidies

  • The application period is January, ending on the last day of January 2021 at 3 pm.
  • Registered associations domiciled in Jyväskylä may apply for the subsidy to fund the ongoing operations of the association.
  • The subsidy is intended for expenses incurred in activities outlined in the association’s plan of operation, enclosed with the application.
  • The application must be accompanied by a plan of operation and a budget for the operating year. 
  • A newly founded association may apply for an operating grant only after operating as a registered association at lea
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Värikäs puu kävelykadulla kesällä

Instructions for grants and subsidies to cultural, sports and exercise, youth and civic activities

These grants are intended to create opportunities for cultural, sports and exercise, youth, and civic activities in Jyväskylä and to encourage citizens to partake in communal activity to improve their welfare and quality of life.

Grants decided by the cultural and sports committee and by the education committee

Following grants to cultural, sports and exercise, and civic activities are made by the cultural and sports committee and grants to youth activities by the education committee of the City of Jyväskylä:

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Värikäs puu kävelykadulla kesällä

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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exhibition
kilim
carpet
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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.

Jyväskylä, the Capital of sport, to become the main driver of the European Erasmus+Sport cooperation

02.12.2020
The capital of sport, Jyväskylä, is building an international co-operation network with Umeå and Tartu, as well as the regional sports clubs, with the aim of supporting young people's physical activity in the target areas. The pilot project, funded by the European Union and coordinated by the City of Jyväskylä, will start in January 2021.

The project identifies best practices in the provision of sports and well-being services and exchanges experiences, especially from the perspective

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Sport
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capital of sport
Eu
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Poika ja mies liikkumassa Kangaslammen parkourpuistossa

Jyväskylä gives an extensive mask recommendation to its residents over the age of 15 for two weeks - masks must always be worn in all indoor public places as well as at public events.

25.09.2020
The city also appeals to student organisations to further postpone student events. Jyväskylä recommends extensive use of face masks to all its residents over the age of 15 during the next two weeks. The reason is the growing number of Covid-19 infections in Jyväskylä and the estimate that an acceleration phase of the disease is underway in Jyväskylä.

During this week, there have already been 37 positive test results in the Jyväskylä health services (the situation on 24 September). The incidence

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corona
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Naisella ja miehellä kasvomaskit linja-autossa.

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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craft
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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.