The National Costume Center of Finland 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 Conservation Center is a national institution, specializing in the following:
Get inspired in tailored workshops!
Doing crafts with our friends or family is fun! With your dearest and nearest everyone will get inspired about new and easy handicrafts.
We will tailor our wokshops to fit your needs. You don't have to have any experience about handcraft in advance, for it's all about having fun and trying crafts together.
A short guided tour is included in all workshops as well as guidance in the workshop and material use.
For groups we recommend touring the exhibitions under the guidance of the guide. Pre-ordered guided tours will be organized in the time that you wish. We will be happy to tailor a tour to your group.
For guided tours, the ideal size is 25 people, for larger groups we recommend two guides. There is a lot to see in the museum, so after the guided tour you should also book some time to explore the museum.
List of available newspapers and magazines 2018
Main library, 2nd floor
The Children's and Young Adults' Department is a place for learning and enjoyment. Whether you are looking for poetry, facts about the Vikings, music, comics or story books, we can help you! If you have to make a presentation, our staff will guide you in searching for information.
Self-service Libraries of Jyväskylä
In addition to the normal opening times, the following libraries have self-service times.
During these times, the library staff is not present but you may access the library with your own library card and pin code.
October 31 – December 10,2017
Eeero Järnefelt (1863–1937)
Under the Yoke (Burning the Brushwood)
Finnish National Gallery / Ateneum Art Museum
Welcome to the Orava Family’s home from the 1960’s!
Visitors can roam around freely touching furniture and objects as they wish. You can also play the piano, draw, listen to the radio or flip through the family album.
How did cloths from the 60’s look and fell? All of the clothes, shoes and accessories left in the vestibule can be touched and tried on.
Just remember to respect the Orava family’s home, possessions and artwork.
Ancient handicraft technique is moving to future in the anniversary exhibition of the Finnish Felt Association at the Craft Museum of Finland.
The Felt for Tomorrow exhibition raises discussion about the place of felt in the modern world. As material wool is relaxing to work with, this gives balance to the hectic everyday life. The anniversary exhibition by the Finnish Felt Association has been curated by visual arts critic Hannu Castrén.craftmuseumfinlandfelthandicraft
The Charm of the Floating Island
Look at the sunset
floating fire-islands move
imperial over cream green seas.
Islands on fire! Islands like torches!
Islands on victory parade!
- from "Landscape at Sunset", by Edith Södergran
Jyväskylä Art museum
Jyväskylä Art museum´s main exhibition in spring 2019 features painter Nanna Susi (b. 1967). Well known for her large and colourful paintings filled with emotional content, Susi is one of the most successful contemporary artists in Finland.
The retrospective exhibition Nanna Susi In the Moods includes paintings from the beginning of the artist´s career in the 1990s to the current day. The exhibition has been produced in cooperation between Salo Art Museum and Jyväskylä Art Museum.Visual artsexhibitionJyväskylä Art Museum
Jan 21. -Mar 8. 2009
Jyväskylä Art Museum exhibits the work of six photographers -- Vincent Debanne (France), Luigi Gariglio (Italy), Ulrich Gebert (Germany), Tuomo Manninen (Finland), Xavier Ribas (Spain) and Tomoko Yoneda (UK) -- produced in 2006 as commissions for the Changing Faces/ WORK project.Jyväskylä Art Museumexhibition
Mar 10. – Apr 4. Holvi, The Lower Gallery
Airport is a community art project, which was planned and organized by the Siipeilijät (The Free-riders) volunteers, the Art Museum staff and Artists from Central Finland who are all involved in Magic of Flight exhibition.
This piece is part of the Jyväskylä Museums’ collective of events and exhibitions in Magic of Flight. www.avoinmuseo.fi/lentamisenihmeJyväskylä Art Museumexhibition
8.12.2007 - 10.2.2008 Holvi
Carborundum is a printmaking technique that landed in Finland in the late 1980's, where the printmaking plate is painted with a mixture of glue and carborundum sand. My first works with this technique were prints made from thickly painted plates with undiluted paint. With time, the prints have become more delicate. Controlled coincidences frequent in my current work. I might think of a certain colour; the sodden chill conferred by an autumn storm, a beach gilded orange by the sun, a longing that paints the sky black...
28.11.2007 - 6.1.2008 Holvi
This autumn arrives with the 120th anniversary of Urho Lehtinen's (1887-1982) birth. We commemorate the artist by directing our gaze at his homestead and the images of his loved ones. His beloved atelier home, Pälvelä, and the beautiful houses and idyllic gardens of the Jyväskylä of his time were documented in his work. The blaze of the blooming garden of Pälvelä brought rich and vibrant colours into his work.
The artist's spouse, Anneli Lehtinen, and his granddaughter Outi Markkanen have participated in the making of the exhibition.
Apr 9.–May 31. Holvi, The Lower Gallery
Spanish painter Bartolomé Roca’s paintings are like colourful Spanish fans, which gradually open up to the eyes of the viewer, one sensation at a time – strong colours, abundant themes, movement and shifting forms. With careful observation, many newfound nuances and details rise to the surface and the complexity of the work is enhanced. At the same time, each and every painting breathes harmony into its own shapes and depths, and unites the exhibition as a whole.Jyväskylä Art Museumexhibition
Mar 19. – May 24. Holvi
Thoughts about flying have a strong aesthetic dimension. Bird’s ability to spread their wings and rise into the sky and people’s desire to follow are both abundantly described in romantic terms.Jyväskylä Art Museumexhibition
17 September – 24 October, Holvi
Artwork on light and shadow
"In our work we are interested in the combination of natural and artificial light along with shadows and darkness. In our sculptures, installations, and public artwork we study light in space: what does light represent, how do materials reflect light and how can we combine the functional and artistic in lighting?Jyväskylä Art Museumexhibition
22 July – 12 September, Holvi, The Lower Gallery
Juicy Pig’s Restaurant presents a brave new world of queasy optimism. The show combines paintings, decorative plates, projections and looped animations that celebrate a fictional restaurant chain.Jyväskylä Art Museumexhibition
5 June – 29 August, Holvi
Herman and Elisabeth Hallonblad – Art Patrons from Ladoga Karelia
The state councilman Herman Hallonblad (1825–1894) and his wife Elisabeth Hallonblad (1831–1907) from Sortavala were the most significant supporters of the Finnish and Karelian culture, in their time. Ladoga Karelia was formerly an area of Finland which was ceded to the Soviet Union after the Second World War.Jyväskylä Art Museumexhibition
2 June – 18 July, Holvi, The Lower Gallery
“My work is based on the admiration of the diversity of nature, to which I return again and again. How much happens in our environment and how little is observed. Through my work I define my place in the world and study experience, understanding and spirituality of the moment.”Jyväskylä Art Museumexhibition
June 17–Oct 23 Holvi
The Jyväskylä Art Museum’s summer exhibition brings attention to the works of our national artists Akseli Gallen-Kallela (1865–1931) and Pekka Halonen (1865–1933) made in Central Finland, and shows the artists as an integral part of their era, in which the concept of the “Finnish landscape” was born.Jyväskylä Art Museumexhibition
Feb 23 – Mar 27 Holvi, The Lower Gallery
Live Herring ’11 will take place in spring 2011 in Central Finland. This project is a series of exhibitions and events focused on (new)media art, organized by the Live Herring group.Jyväskylä Art Museumexhibition