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Craft Museum of Finland

Nostalgia and modern time – a recipe for handicraft that will interest the whole family. 

The museum’s exhibitions and events take you on a journey in time and through the many faces of crafts. The national costumes will show you how people used to live and dress for celebrations. In addition to permanent exhibitions, the museum displays several temporary exhibitions, so there will always be something to experience and many different perspectives to handicrafts. 

Situated on the pedestrian street at the hearth of Jyväskylä, the Craft Museum of Finland is easily accessible museum, which unobtrusive façade hides experiences for all senses and for all ages. The national specialized museum, built on three floors, tells the story of Finnish crafts as part of the weave of history. Handicraft has lived along with Finland both in everyday life and in celebration and it plays a significant role even in our current digital era.

The Sense Space in our permanent exhibition will lead you to the world of crafts through smells, sounds and tastes. It offers the visitors a new kind of memorable museum experience.

In the Open Workshop, you can try your own hand in crafts. You will find there clear instructions, ideas, materials for you to try out. You can create a craft memory to take home with you. 

 

 

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    Suomen kansallispukukeskuksessa annetaan henkilökohtaista neuvontaa kansallispuvuista. Image SKM/Hanna-Kaisa Hämäläinen
    The National Costume Center of Finland

    The National Costume Center of Finland displays an researches national costumes and other traditional clothing of Finland. The center is responsible for preserving the national costume culture of the Finnish-speaking Finland. 

    The center conducts research and provides education and guidance on the subject. They organizes exhibitions and events. The National Costume Center of Finland is located in the Craft Museum of Finland premises in Jyväskylä.

    The National Costume Center of Finland displays national costumes and other traditional clothing of Finland. The permanent exhibition of the Museum Dressed with Pride displays Finnish national costumes. In the other permanent exhibition, Craft - A Touch of Life you can find some ancient costumes, but also the clothing heritage of our national minorities. 

    Temporary exhibition are in museum's 2nd floor, Kuja exhibition area. These change 2-3 times a year. 

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    Konservoinnissa tarvitaan vakaata kättä. Image SKM
    The Conservation Center

    The Conservation Center serves private clients, museums and various organisations alike. The conservators are glad to give advice and guidance on the care and preservation of objects.

    The Conservation Center is a national institution, specializing in the conservation of old and new precious textile artefacts as well as providing advice and guidance concerning conservation and preservation. 

    Conervation Center also gives consultancy in the field of conservation, lectures and courses on conservation and design of display structures and storage facilities for textiles.