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DESIGN MUSEUM

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DESIGN MUSEUM

Designmuseum is a specialist museum in Finland that selects and maintains a design collection. The museum is responsible for research and documentation in its field, and for holding exhibitions on design history and contemporary products. The museum also organizes international exhibitions on Finnish art and design.
Designmuseum was founded in 1873 as a study collection for the arts and crafts school. It has operated in its current premises since 1978. The museum building was designed in 1894 by architect Gustaf Nyström. In 1989, the Foundation of the Museum of Art and Design was established to support the activities of Designmuseum.

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