The celebration commemorates the founding day of Museoliitto on September 30, 2023. The public can explore areas usually off-limits to them during the celebrations, and participate in guided tours and workshops led by museum professionals. Museum experts will offer insights into their less-known work, such as exhibition planning, conservation, and archival tasks, to visitors.
More than 60 museums from various regions of Finland will participate in the event. In cities like Tampere, Turku, Inari, Lapinlahti, Rauma, Savonlinna, and Jyväskylä, activities and events are planned.
In Helsinki, visitors can admire the under-construction photography exhibition at Hakasalmen Villa and learn about its creation process. The Leiki Museum has collection tours led by the museum director to discover treasures from the museum's collection. The TAHTO Sports and Physical Activity Cultural Center will host guided tours of its exhibitions and collections, as well as unveil the historical book by Museoliitto.
In Lahti, visitors can visit the Lahti Historical Museum, which is currently undergoing renovations. A tour of the closed museum will be offered by the Päivälehti Museum.
Mobilia Auto and Road Museum in Kangasala provides visitors with collection tours and an opportunity to test their dating skills. They can also share ideas on what should be preserved from this era for future generations. The Teresia and Rafael Lönnström Home Museum in Rauma 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 Museoliitto's Communications Manager, Miisa Pulkkinen.