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An exhibition about Tove Jansson opens in the Moomin Museum on 20 April 2024

11.4.2024 Tove Jansson (1914–2001) is one of the most acclaimed Finnish artists of the 20th century. Jansson was a painter, illustrator, cartoonist, writer, comic strip artist and scenographer, but she is best known as the famed creator of the Moomin characters. The exhibition An Artist’s Life look backs at Jansson’s career and the biographical milestones and relationships that shaped her artistic journey.

Moomin Museum’s programme during Manse Pride Week 13–17 June 2023

5.6.2023 The Moomin Museum organizes events in honor of Manse Pride Week, both at the museum and at the Saturday celebration in Sorsapuisto Park. At the museum, selected excerpts from the letters Tove Jansson wrote to her friends and loved ones are read daily (in Finnish). In the Studio’s workshop, participants immerse themselves in floral vibes with a rainbow spirit. On Saturday, June 17th, the museum's Art Carts will set up a workshop in Sorsapuisto Park, among the Pride celebration crowd.

Moomin Museum's exhibition Tumpkin's Time features poems by Kirsi Kunnas together with original illustrations

26.4.2023 Merry Tumpkin and his endearing friends are the stars of the Moomin Museum’s new temporary exhibition, Tumpkin’s Time. It is based on the beloved nursery rhymes authored by the Finnish poet Kirsi Kunnas (1924–2021), who transports the reader to magical worlds of play and imagination. Originally produced by the Päivälehti Museum, the Moomin Museum presents the exhibition in the author’s hometown, featuring delightful original illustrations.

Tilda Rose creates new fairy-tale worlds as the resident guest of the Moomin Museum

3.11.2022 The Moomin Museum takes pleasure in hosting the Finnish-American illustrator Tilda Rose as its resident guest artist in Tampere this November. During her residency, Rose will work in the Moomin Museum’s Studio and reside on the grounds of Haihara Manor. Now organised for the second time, the residency is intended for professional illustrators and organised jointly by the Moomin Museum and the Finnish Illustration Association.

Moomin Museum's 5th Anniversary

15.6.2022 The world's only Moomin Museum is already five years old as it was opened on 17th June 2017. The anniversary will be celebrated with free admission on Friday, 17th June 2022.