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The Craft Museum of Finland, The Museum of Central Finland and Jyväskylä Art Museum have put together a comprehensive package of online cultural experiences with something for everyone. See below for online exhibitions, glimpses into local gardens and food culture, information on national costumes and audio trails into the world of crafts.

Joint online exhibitions of Jyväskylä Museum Services

Landscape - Environment - Sketch

Jyväskylä museums' joint online exhibition presents different views of landscape. Jyväskylä Art Museum, The Museum of Central Finland and The Craft Museum of Finland have all contributed works of art, sketches and drawings to the exhibition, in which the themes range from natural landscape to built environment, from home decoration textiles to conceptual art. This exhibition on the Finna platform is aimed at all those who search for information and/or are looking for an online experience. The exhibition can be easily explored from the comfort of your own home, for example. Schools can also use the online exhibition as a teaching tool.

Jyväskylä Art Museum

Visions of Colour - Yrjö Saarinen

This online publication presents the life and art of Yrjö Saarinen (1899-1958), who was influential in the Jyväskylä and Hyvinkää region, through articles and images. The site also features pedagogical material and exercises related to colours and colour theories, as well as a Tourujoki video produced in 2021. About half of Saarinen's paintings on Jyväskylä depict the Tourujoki environment. The online publication provides background to Yrjö Saarinen's exhibition at Jyväskylä Art Museum from September 17th 2021 to January 9th 2022.

What does time look like? Visual arts in Central Finland 1975-1997

The online exhibition contains selections from the art collection of the City of Jyväskylä from 1975-1997. It provides background to the themes of the exhibition at Jyväskylä Art Museum in spring 2020 by introducing the artists and works in the exhibition. The site also includes a timeline of visual arts events, articles and material for art testers to visit. The website was written and edited by Seija Heinänen, Teija Lammi, Jaana Oikari and Sirpa Turpeinen.

Graphica Creativa 2019 - Hereafter

Graphica Creativa 2019 - Hereafter - featured graphic design students from art universities from three continents. Students from Helsinki, Oslo, Tokyo and Edmonton, Canada were invited to participate in the exhibition. Each university had chosen a topical theme for the students' work. In addition, the exhibition included works by professors and teachers, as well as a joint work by teachers from the Academy of Fine Arts, entitled Imagined Landscapes. The information was compiled by Teija Lammi. The exhibition was on display at Jyväskylä Art Museum from September 27th to December 1st 2019.

Mobile guide to the Other Realities exhibition

Jyväskylä Art Museum June 8th to October 7th 2018

With the help of the mobile guide you can learn about the works and artists, listen to texts written by Pasi Ilmari Jääskeläinen and share your own interpretations of the works. The guide follows the hanging of the exhibition, progressing from one work to the next, layer by layer. Jyväskylä-based writer Pasi Ilmari Jääskeläinen has written short stories for Kati Immonen's Riskiperimä, a collection of aquarelles, Jari Haanperä's Projektor B, an installation, and Alessandro Bavari's photograph New offspring: a portrait of a girl looking into a mirror. The stories have been recorded by the director, actor Kari Toiviainen. In other roles you hear Kalle Vastamäki, Heidi Luck and Miska Ruokokoski. The mobile guide was compiled by Tiina Helttunen.

A hundred years, a thousand interpretations

Jyväskylä Art Museum's online exhibition One Hundred Years, One Thousand Interpretations presents landmark works of Finnish art from the late 19th century to the 2010s from a new perspective, through different interpretations. Visual art was used to build Finnishness and national identity, but do people today interpret the imagery differently? The exhibition includes images, videos, articles in online publications, research, interpretations from different disciplines and personal reflections on the works by individuals.

E-book: A hundred years, a thousand interpretations

A hundred years' worth of works, edited in 2017 by Seija Heinänen, published by Jyväskylä Art Museum and the Association of Finnish Art Foundations. Professors and teaching staff from different departments at the University of Jyväskylä wrote six articles in which they interpreted the contents of the works in the One Hundred Years, One Thousand Interpretations exhibition.

Graphica Creativa 2016 - a PRESENT to the PAST

Online publication of the international exhibition Graphica Creativa 2016, which was on display at the Jyväskylä Art Museum from October 7th 2016 to January 1st 2017.

10 colourful years of Leidit

This publication tells the story of the colourful 10 years of the Leidit peer group.

Leidit is a peer group of older women in Jyväskylä, which has been operating for 10 years at Jyväskylä Art Museum. They have participated in the museum's projects and brought their own perspective to them. They have met regularly to play with colours and enjoy being together, sharing their joys and sorrows. They have created exhibitions, one of which is loanable to old people's homes. By borrowing the exhibition, it’s possible to have the ladies come and give a workshop or a colour session in the borrower’s house.

Mobile guide to Jyväskylä Church Park

The content consists of videos, photos and texts. Focusing on three different themes, the routes lead the user through the history of the park, the statues and monuments, and the buildings. The guide has been produced in cooperation with The Museum of Central Finland. It has been compiled by Tiina Helttunen.

There’s always time to go to Paris later

The online publication is connected to the exhibition of the same name at Jyväskylä Art Museum in 2015, which presented artists and phenomena in the art scene of Central Finland in the 1950s and 60s, mainly through the art collections of the city of Jyväskylä.

Feel the landscape - online exhibition

This online publication is connected to the exhibition Feeling Landscape at Jyväskylä Art Museum from June  17th to October 23rd 2011. The website presents in detail ten paintings by Akseli Gallen-Kallela and Pekka Halonen, 13 works by contemporary artists on the theme of landscape and the environment and one series of works. The site also includes a collection of landscape and environment related material and links to it. The site's e-learning activities are suitable for primary school pupils in grades 1-9. There are also activities and tasks for independent work. The site offers a range of landscape and environment related activities for all those interested.

Landscape Places online publication

Landscape Places describes observations and changes in four different landscape sites located in Keuruu (Huhkojärvi), Kuhmoinen (Kivikoski), Viitasaari (Kymönkoski) and Laukaa (Saraakallio).  The sites were chosen from the paintings by three artists, Akseli Gallen-Kallela, Pekka Halonen and Wilho Sjöström, in addition to a rock painting area. By comparing the paintings with images and videos of the contemporary landscape taken between August and September 2010, and by looking at the research data, it is possible to interpret the changes in the landscape and nature and the history of the site.

The Museum of Central Finland

How did the windbreaker come to Finland? -guided tour

Yle Jyväskylä's guided tour presents the pearls of The Museum of Central Finland’s permanent exhibition, Exploring Central Finland. The museum's curator takes you on a journey through the history of Central Finland, from the Iron Age to the 1980s, when the national uniform, the windbreaker, came to Finland via Jyväskylä.

Tourist routes in Central Finland

From Korpilahti to Jämsä
Sumiainen - Konginkangas - Viitasaari

The first travel guide book about Central Finland, "Central Finland Travel Guide", was published in 1899. It presented four tourist routes and chapters on Central Finland, Jyväskylä and the newly completed Haapamäki-Suolahti railway. KeMu offers nostalgic extracts from these main routes.

Camping tourism in Central Finland: Tuomiojärvi campsite

In the early 1950s, Olympic tourists were expected in Finland, and with them in mind, the Jyväskylä Tourist Board decided to build a campsite in the city. A camping area was set up on the shores of Lake Tuomiojärvi and it became a popular camping area for decades.

Clean up Päijänne movement

It all started with the Laukaa Water Days! Journalist Arja Paakkanen recalls the 1980s, when concerns about Lake Päijänne, polluted by industrial wastewater, sparked the Clean Up Päijänne movement.

Garden stories

The Garden Stories website offers a great opportunity to let loose and share your dream garden. You can also answer garden-themed questions or post pictures of your garden. The material on the Garden Stories website will be stored in the collections of The Museum of Central Finland.

Kauppakatu laudatur

Come and complete the Kauppakatu laudatur! Not with a beer mug, but by discovering the plots and colourful history of Jyväskylä's main street – Kauppakatu.

Roots and wings

Hello teachers! Here is Roots and Wings, a rich and engaging learning tool to help you with your teaching. The enthusiastic Raisa, the creative and critical Oona, and Matias, who the girls call Flegu-Swiss, will take you on a journey with young people into their own cultural heritage. With them, learning is never boring!

In the village of Aalto

Welcome to Aalto Village - Jyväskylä! This mobile guide takes you on a 2.5 km audio-guided tour through Jyväskylä.

The Craft Museum of Finland

Contemporary collection

This site features collection exercises by museology students from the University of Jyväskylä and the Open University of Jyväskylä for The Craft Museum of Finland.

Iron must be forged hot

Ph.L. Maija-Liisa Hirvi was the first director of The Craft Museum of Finland in Jyväskylä from 1982 to 1992. On the "Rauta on taottava kuumana" (Iron must be forged hot) website she recalls the early days of the museum on April 20th 2013.

Crafts Unite - online exhibition

To mark the centenary of Taitoliitto, The Craft Museum of Finland has produced an online exhibition entitled Crafts Unite, which tells the story of the activities of regional arts and crafts associations over the past 100 years. The activities have changed, but craftwork is still the common factor that unites everyone.

Step into the story with audio guides

With the audio guides you can listen to the four-part Step into the story and experience life in craft series. There are audio paths for men, women, young people and children. The audio trails include fictional stories, but also reminiscences and interviews based on real events. The paths give a new dimension to the objects and phenomena extracted from the exhibition "A sense of life in craftsmanship".

With warmth - Charity crafts 2010-2011

The exhibition of charity works by The Craft Museum of Finland was on display at Showroom from December 22nd 2010 to February 6th 2011. The material - charity crafts - was also compiled into an online exhibition.

Kukako - Culture from everywhere

As a result of the Kukako project of The Craft Museum of Finland, an interactive website was launched in spring 2010, which can be used in cultural heritage education in schools. The aim of the site is to help children learn to appreciate their own cultural heritage and respect that of others. Even if it is not declared as cultural heritage, the environment in which we live every day is important and worth preserving. With Kukako, The Craft Museum of Finland wants to take part in the debate on cultural heritage - to make it part of everyone's everyday life.

100 years of Taito

TAITO magazine celebrated its centenary of continuous publication in 2007. A small online exhibition, 100 Years of Taito, was also produced to mark the anniversary.

Can you craft it?

On the Kässäätkö - School Crafts Memory Network page you can learn about the history of school crafts. The page also contains memories and photos and information on research related to school crafts.

School crafts

Let's renew together the more than 150-year-old story of school crafts! School crafts have a long tradition in Finland, and The Craft Museum of Finland has been preserving the memories of the much-loved and hated subject in its collections since 1999.

The collection sites have been updated and the collection of memories continues as part of the collection of intangible cultural heritage at Let's make school craft memories and today's diverse school crafts visible together!

Through the school crafts website, teachers can also share photos of today's school crafts with the museum:

Central Finland designs '08

The website presents the works of the exhibition Central Finland designs '08. You can ask yourself if the works are handicraft, crafts, art and industry or industrial design.

From behind the scenes

In a museum, many things happen behind the scenes. Come on a visual adventure to the back rooms of the museum, where exhibition visitors are not normally allowed to go.

Finnish national costumes

The Finnish National Costumes website presents the available Finnish national costumes. The directory contains the contact details of the seller of the costume, who is responsible for the costume's accessories, patterns and instructions or for supplying the finished costume. The site is maintained by The National Costume Center of Finland, which operates in connection to The Craft Museum of Finland.


The exhibitions at The Craft Museum of Finland explore a wide range of craft phenomena and techniques. Sometimes, however, you want to return to the exhibition even when you're back home, or a particular area of the exhibition leaves you craving for more information.

Pointti compiles exhibition-specific immersion packages from current exhibitions. Dive deep into the world of crafts!

On Reindeer’s trail - Craftsmen of the North

On Reindeer’s trail - Craftsmen of the North is a website for anyone interested in crafts, northern life and lifestyle, nature and reindeer. Reindeer are a part of the lives of many northerners, everywhere and at all times.

The road to Roma life

The website is based on a small-scale exhibition on Finnish Roma culture held at the National Costume Center of Finland at The Craft Museum of Finland from June 9th to September 10th 2006.

Taito lives

In honour of the centenary of Taito, a mini exhibition based on its history written by Irene Ylönen was held at The Craft Museum of Finland from July 1st 2003 to September 14th 2003.

Craftsmanship in Åland

In 2002 and 2003, a regional project to record the activities of contemporary craftspeople was launched. As a continuation of the visits to the archipelago and the coastal region, The Craft Museum of Finland visited Åland in the summer of 2004. The Åland craftspeople were visited by Seija Hahl and Anneli Hemmilä-Nurmi. The lives of the craftsmen were recorded through interviews, photography, video and the acquisition of objects for the museum's collections. The progress and results of the project were compiled on the website.

Archipelago Crafts

The Archipelago Crafts Project is a regional recording and documentation project of The Craft Museum of Finland. In the summer of 2002 and autumn 2003, museum staff documented the everyday life of craftspeople living in different parts of the archipelago and along the coast. The website contains a wealth of information on the craft industry in the archipelago.

D It Yourself

The D It Yourself online exhibition on natural materials and crafts was launched at the beginning of October 2000. As its name suggests, the exhibition also provides instructions for crafts and handicrafts and food for thought.