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Jyväskylä Art Museum's summer exhibition open on 7.7. - contemporary art classics from the Kuntsi Foundation's collections on display

The Jyväskylä Art Museum's Kauppakatu building is undergoing renovation work on the façade, a maintenance break in the public spaces and a change of exhibitions. The facade renovation work will cover the Art Museum building with scaffolding until mid-August. 

The museum shop will be open for shopping on 21 June, after the maintenance of the public areas. 

Jyväskylän taidemuseo
art museum
Leena Luostarisen Yöleopardi. Image Mikko Lehtimäki

Alvar Aalto Design Seminar BIOSYMBIOSIS - top bio-based design and innovations in Jyväskylä on 24-25 May

The Alvar Aalto Design Seminar, held every three years in Jyväskylä since 1995, is an internationally acclaimed design event that highlights top research and experts in the field. The two-day, hybrid format BIOSYMBIOSIS design seminar brings to the discussion top Finnish and international names in bio-based design.

Register now to the admission-free seminar!

Alvar Aalto
circular economy
Piirrosmainos, jossa teksti BIOSYMBIOSIS. Image Alvar Aalto -museo

New museum hub in Jyväskylä, Finland will be named Aalto2

The name Aalto2 has been selected for the new museum hub currently being built up in the Ruusupuisto area of Jyväskylä, Finland. The name describes two adjacent museum buildings both designed by the architect Alvar Aalto: the Alvar Aalto Museum (1971–1973) and the Museum of Central Finland (1956–1961, 1991).


With the buildings to be joined by a new connecting wing, the two separate museums will be housed under one roof. 

Keski-Suomen museo
Alvar Aalto
Keski-Suomen museo ja Alvar Aalto -museo talvisessa maisemassa. Image Maija Holma Alvar Aalto -säätiö

New for 2022: City of Jyväskylä student discounts now on the Frank app

You can now find student discounts for City of Jyväskylä products and services in the Frank app, used by about 160,000 students across Finland.

The service offers benefits to students who attend the Jyväskylä City Theatre, the City of Jyväskylä museums, Jyväskylä Sinfonia, the city Sports S

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Valaistu Kuokkalan silta heijastuu pimenevässä illassa Jyväsjärven pintaan. Image Touho Häkkinen

City of Jyväskylä reacts to restrictions on the use of the COVID-19 passport

The Government issued a decree on 28 December 2021 prescribing that the COVID-19 passport cannot be used as an alternative to regional restrictions on certain public events and customer premises. The temporary decree is in force from 30 December 2021 to 20 January 2022.

The Regional State Administrative Agency for Western and Inland Finland has issued the restriction on public events and general meetings in Central

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Henkilö pitää kädessään puhelinta, josta näkyy koronapassi. Image Jaana Pinson

The Covid-19 situation calming down in Jyväskylä - Sports restrictions for under 18 years old will be released and libraries and museums will be opened to the public from 15 February 2021

During this week a total of 47 coronavirus infections have been confirmed in Jyväskylä. Jyväskylä's incidence rate has also decreased. The need for hospital care has not increased significantly either. Approximately 80% of the origin of infections can be traced. Consequently, Jyväskylä has returned to the accelerating phase of the coronavirus.

The Emergency Management Team stated in its meeting today (12 February) that since the infection situation has calmed down, sports activities for u

Hoitaja laittaa koronanäytettä putkiloon. Image Jaana Pinson

Jyväskylä, the Capital of sport, to become the main driver of the European Erasmus+Sport cooperation

The capital of sport, Jyväskylä, is building an international co-operation network with Umeå and Tartu, as well as the regional sports clubs, with the aim of supporting young people's physical activity in the target areas. The pilot project, funded by the European Union and coordinated by the City of Jyväskylä, will start in January 2021.

The project identifies best practices in the provision of sports and well-being services and exchanges experiences, especially from the perspective

capital of sport
Poika ja mies liikkumassa Kangaslammen parkourpuistossa. Image Hanna-Kaisa Hämäläinen

Jyväskylä gives an extensive mask recommendation to its residents over the age of 15 for two weeks - masks must always be worn in all indoor public places as well as at public events.

The city also appeals to student organisations to further postpone student events. Jyväskylä recommends extensive use of face masks to all its residents over the age of 15 during the next two weeks. The reason is the growing number of Covid-19 infections in Jyväskylä and the estimate that an acceleration phase of the disease is underway in Jyväskylä.

During this week, there have already been 37 positive test results in the Jyväskylä health services (the situation on 24 September). The incidence

Naisella ja miehellä kasvomaskit linja-autossa. Image Hanna-Kaisa Hämäläinen

Jyväskylä City Library offers guidance on the use of E-materials by phone

Where can I see my loans? How can I borrow an E-book? How are E-audiobooks used? During the coronavirus pandemic, Jyväskylä City Library offers guidance on the use of E-materials by phone.

Jyväskylä City Library has set up a new telephone service to guide customers in their use of E-materials.  

Jyväskylä City Library
Tabletin selailua kirjastossa. Image Hanna-Kaisa Hänninen

The city libraries close their doors temporarily

The city libraries are closed as a measure to prevent the spread of the corona virus. The closure lasts until 13.4.

The closure als

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Jyväskylä City Library
Jyväskylän pääkirjasto-kansalaisopistotalo. Image Jenna Oksanen

Two new self-service libraries launched in Jyväskylä, age restrictions lifted

Palokan ja Vaajakosken aluekirjastojen aukioloajat laajenevat merkittävästi maanantaista 3.2.2020 alkaen. Kirjastot ovat avoinna omatoimikirjastoina varsinaisten palveluaikojen ulkopuolella aamuisin, iltaisin, viikonloppuisin ja pyhinä. Myös omatoimikirjastoaikojen ikäraja on poistunut.

The libraries in Palokka and Vaajakoski will operate extended opening hours from Monday, 3 February 2020.

Lukeva tyttö Palokan kirjastossa. Image Hanna-Kaisa Hämäläinen

Draft report on cultural investment presented to Jyväskylä City Council

The Heart of Jyväskylä project was presented to the Jyväskylä City Council on 3 February. The Heart of Jyväskylä project was set up to create a master plan for cultural investment in the city. The master plan will cover the potential development of a new music venue, as well as the significant refurbishment and new development that will be required across the city’s cultural infrastructure in the coming years. The first version of the draft report was presented to the city council by Heart of Jyväskylä project manager Janne Viitamies. A final report on the investment required is due to be published in March 2020.

The document will set out a number of alternative scenarios for re-thinking the way the city’s cultural services are run and proposes an action pla


Jyväskylä City Library and Finnish Schools on the Move want to get kids moving

A themed collection on the 2nd floor of the Main Library (Vapaudenkatu 39-41) of titles that provide inspiring information and tips on how to encourage children at schools and kindergartens to be more physically active.

The Jyväskylä City Library and the Finnish Schools on the Move initiative have together created a themed collection on the 2nd floor of the Main Li

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school on the move
Liikkuva koulu teemahylly. Image Joonas puuppo