The celebration occurs on the day of Museoliitto's founding day on September 30, 2023. The public will be able to explore areas typically off-limits to them and participate in guided tours and workshops led by museum professionals during the celebrations. Museum experts will provide visitors with insights into their less visible work, such as exhibition planning, conservation, and archival tasks.
More than 60 museums from various regions of Finland are participating in the event. Tampere, Turku, Inari, Lapinlahti, Rauma, Savonlinna, and Jyväskylä are among the cities where activities and events will take place in cities such as the capital region.
In Helsinki, visitors can discover the under-construction photography exhibition at Hakasalmen Villa and learn more about its creation process. In the Leiki Museum, guests can join museum director's collection tours to discover treasures from the museum's collection. The TAHTO Sports and Physical Activity Cultural Center will offer guided tours of its exhibitions and collections, as well as unveiling the historical book by Museoliitto.
In Lahti, visitors can tour the Lahti Historical Museum, which is currently undergoing renovations. The closed museum's Päivälehti Museum also offers tours to show the ongoing work inside the closed museum.
In Kangasala, visitors can take collection tours and test their skills in dating photos at the Mobilia Auto and Road Museum. Friends can also exchange ideas on what should be conserved from this era for future generations. In Rauma, the Teresia and Rafael Lönnström Home Museum will open its doors, usually reserved for staff, to the public.
The public now has a unique opportunity to peek behind the scenes and explore rare locations and activities within museums, said Miisa Pulkkinen, the Communications Manager for Museoliitto's anniversary coordination.