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DESIGN MUSEUM HELSINKI

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Design Museum Helsinki 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 design. The museum also organizes international touring exhibitions on Finnish art and design.

Design Museum Helsinki 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 Design Museum.

In honour of the centenary of Finnish independence in 2017, Design Museum has open its completely renewed collections exhibition. This exhibition presents the integral role of design in the evolution of the Finnish welfare state. It has five themes illustrating the history of design through living stories. The exhibition’s digital applications permit the display of materials that have not been shown before and can provide amounts of information many times greater than previously.

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