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Temporary Exhibitions

The several changing exhibitions give a rhythm to the cycle of seasons in Siida. In its exhibitions, the Sámi Museum presents Sámi culture, art and handicraft. The changing exhibitions of Metsähallitus deal with the biological diversity of Arctic nature from the point of view of conservation and environmental education.

Sámi mittens

Jan 08, 2019 - Dec 31, 2019

In 2019 Sámi Museum Siida presents Sámi mittens from its collection. The mittens in the collection showcase will be replaced every three months.


Arctic Dreams

Apr 17, 2019 - Oct 27, 2019

The Arctic Dreams exhibition introduces the audience to travelling to and architecture in the Finnish North from the 1930s to the 1950s. Looking at the hotels and inns in Lapland, we get an idea of the development of Finnish tourism but also of the international and national influence that affected the character of the country of growth.


We'll cope

May 08, 2019 - Oct 06, 2019

How keep the Sáminess alive under pressure of the majority cultures? What threatens the survival of indigenous livelihoods, languages and cultures? In his photography exhibition Sámi photographer Tomi Guttorm reflects the situation of the Sámi today and in the future


Inari Sámi Handicraft of the Past and the Present

Jun 14, 2019 - Apr 19, 2020

“Toovláš já tááláš anarâš kietâtyeji – Inari Sámi Handicraft of the Past and the Present” is the first museum exhibition that focuses on Inari Sámi handicraft tradition alone. The exhibition introduces the audience to a rich variety of old and new Inari Sámi handicrafts and methods of crafting. It is produced by the Sámi Museum Siida and will be opened for the public on 14 June 2019.


Šäigg - Root Echo sound installation

Jun 30, 2019 - Oct 21, 2019

Šäigg is a collection of newly recorded stories, experiences and leu’dd from Nellim, Keväjärvi and Sevettijärvi. Voices are echoed from within fallen trees, buildings and birdhouse for a goldeneye etc., taking the listener on a journey from one voice to the next.


Everyday life of the North – how do the animals of the North live

Oct 10, 2019 - May 03, 2020

What is the relationship between man and animal like in the northern nature? What do we see or what do we miss (do we not see) when we look at the forest animals? In the exhibition of the artist Sirpa Mänty, the guest is encouraged to think about the importance of the co-existence, similarities and neighborhood between human and forest animals.


Changing Winter

Nov 17, 2019 - Apr 26, 2020

The exhibition helps the visitor to combine existing information about the winter of northern Finland, its animals and landscapes, to the knowledge of the future and to perceive the changes caused by global warming to the northern winter.


Further information and press photographs on the exhibitions:
Exhibitions of the Sámi Museum: Exhibition coordinator Darja Heikkilä, tel. +358 40 756 7637 darja.heikkila(at)samimuseum.fi

Exhibitions of the Nature Centre of Metsähallitus: Senior Advisor Pasi Nivasalo, tel. +358 (0)206 39 7749, pasi.nivasalo(at)metsa.fi

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Sámi Museum
Phone +358 (0)400 898 212

Nature Centre, Metsähallitus
Phone +358 (0)206 39 7740