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100 Objects from Finland Online Exhibition

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100 Objects from Finland Online Exhibition

23 / March / 2017   09:30 am    Design Museum of Helsinki

This major online exhibition of 100 objects tells the story of being Finnish in 13 languages and can be seen at www.100objects.fi. Embassies as well as cultural and science institutes all over the world can present the exhibition produced by the Finnish Institute in Estonia.

Which of the objects best represents Finnishness? Maternity package, Mobira Cityman, a plastic sauna whisk – the 100 Objects from Finland online exhibition presents one object from each year of Finnish independence. These objects tell the story of being Finnish through everyday industrial, innovative and sometimes humoristic examples.

The online exhibition is part of a major project by the Finnish Institute in Estonia: the 100 Objects from Finland exhibition that opens in the Design Museum of Helsinki on March 24.

This exhibition was curated by author Anna Kortelainen and designer Pekka Toivanen. From Helsinki, the exhibition will tour Tallinn, Oslo, Madrid and Riga. As the exhibition is available online, it can be visited using various end devices anytime and anywhere.

It is available in 13 languages: Finnish, Swedish, Norwegian, Russian, Estonian, Latvian, Hungarian, English, French, Dutch, Spanish, Portuguese, Japanese and Arabic. It includes an interactive map that shows the origin of the exhibited objects around Finland.

The 100 Objects from Finland exhibition is part of the centennial celebratory programme of Finnish independence.