Architecture Walking Tour: Museum Buildings in Helsinki

Paikka: Muualla

Encounters with Art and Architecture: Museum Buildings in Helsinki

The tour starts: Museum of Finnish Architecture, Kasarmikatu 24, 00130 Helsinki
Participation: Places are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.
Price: € 10/5/0

What is unique about a museum compared with other institutions? How is the idea of the museum embodied in the museum building itself? This tour includes four museum buildings (Ateneum, the National Museum, Kiasma, Amos Rex) and considers the ways in which the spatial framework of the building and its ornamental program reflect the museum’s mission and affects the visitor’s experience. We will examine the museums’ histories and goals, the materials used, and the changing role of museums in Finnish society. The tour also introduces the aims of the new museum of architecture and design and its ongoing design competition for the new museum building.

Please note that the tour will not visit the interiors of the museums. However, features of the interiors will be discussed during the tour, which we hope will enrich the tour taker’s future visits to the museum.

Architecture walking tour is written and hosted by Gayle McKeen. She holds a Ph.D. in political science from the University of Chicago and has taught at universities in the United States and the United Kingdom.  

Schedule

Saturday 27 July, 1 pm
Language: English | Participation: €10/5/0

Tuesday 30 July, 3 pm
Language: English | Participation: €10/5/0

Friday 2 August, 1 pm
Language: English | Participation: €10/5/0

Saturday 10 August, 3 pm
Language: English | Participation: €10/5/0

Tuesday 13 August, 1pm
Language: English | Participation: €10/5/0

Friday 16 August, 3 pm
Language: English | Participation: €10/5/0

Thursday 22 August, 3 pm
Language: English | Participation: €10/5/0

Friday 23 August, 1 pm
Language: English | Participation: €10/5/0

Saturday 24 August, 3 pm
Language: English | Participation: €10/5/0

Tuesday, 27 August at 3 pm
Language: English | Participation: €10/5/0

Thursday 29 August, 1 pm
Language: English | Participation: €10/5/0

Participation

The tour starts at the Museum of Finnish Architecture at Kasarmikatu 24 and is conducted entirely outdoors. Buildings are examined from the exterior and as part of the cityscape. A maximum of 10 participants will be admitted to each architectural walking tour. Places are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. The guide fee (€10/€5/free) is payable on-site at the ticket office upon arrival. 

On the architecture walking tour we follow the principles for a safer space, to which we are committed to in all museum activities. https://www.mfa.fi/en/visit-us/the-museum-of-finnish-architecture-principles-for-a-safer-space/

For more information

Arja-Liisa Kaasinen
Head of Learning, Communities and Public Programmes
arja-liisa.kaasinen@mfa.fi

Image: Mika Huisman / City of Helsinki