Alvar Aalto -säätiö

Engaging name sought for the future Ruusupuisto Museum Hub   

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Over the next two and a half years, the Alvar Aalto Museum and the Museum of Central Finland will together create a new museum centre in Jyväskylä’s Ruusupuisto neighbourhood after the Alvar Aalto Museum’s renovation and the construction of a new connecting wing between the museum buildings are complete. The future museum centre is now looking for an engaging name to describe the two different museums.

Alvar Aalto Museum (1971-73) and the Museum of Central Finland (1956-61, 1991). Photo  Maija Holma © Alvar Aalto Foundation.
Alvar Aalto Museum (1971-73) and the Museum of Central Finland (1956-61, 1991). Photo Maija Holma © Alvar Aalto Foundation.

The museum centre will encompass two separate museums: The Alvar Aalto Museum (1971–1973) is the nationally designated museum of Alvar Aalto’s heritage of architecture and design. The Museum of Central Finland (1956–61, 1991) is the designated regional museum of Central Finland. 2023 will see the opening of a museum centre focused on cultural heritage, the cultural environment, architecture, and design, more than the sum of its parts. The connecting wing will enable the museums to share functions, and offers a new dimension in which to develop high-quality exhibitions and events as well as offer cafeteria and restaurant services. The museum complex opening in 2023 will be an interesting, attractive, and affecting whole, a viewpoint into the past as well as the future.   

The museum centre is now looking for a new name, and our future audience have the chance to have their say.  We are looking for a unique, memorable, and clear name that is easy to use in a sentence. The name should be good for Finnish and international audience alike, and describe the two different museums and the content they offer.    

We are accepting suggestions for the new name between 15 March and 15 April 2021 on the project’s new website: www.ruusupuistonmuseokeskus.fi   

A word cloud of the suggestions will be released on 22 April 2021 on the project website. The final name of the museum centre will be revealed at a later date. 10 Museum Cards and 10 Aalto stools will be raffled among those who have suggested names.   

The name of the future museum centre will be selected by the board of the project, which includes Heli-Maija Voutilainen (City of Jyväskylä, Director of Museums), Tommi Lindh (Alvar Aalto Foundation, Managing Director), Tuula Vuolio-Vallenius (Museum of Central Finland, Curator; Exhibitions), Katariina Pakoma (Alvar Aalto Foundation, Chief Curator), Mirkku Kullberg (Glasshouse Helsinki, CEO), and Nina Heikkonen (Museum Vision Project, Coordinator).

Contacts

Nina Heikkonen 
Project Coordinator
Ruusupuisto Museum Centre
The Museum Vision Project
nina.heikkonen@alvaraalto.fi 
Tel. +358 44 500 1257  

Tarja Poikonen
Marketing and Communications Manager 
Jyväskylä City Museums
The Museum of Central Finland 
tarja.poikonen@jyvaskyla.fi 
Tel. +358 50 4010 860  

Mirkka Vidgrén
Communications Manager 
Alvar Aalto Foundation
Alvar Aalto Museum
mirkka.vidgren@alvaraalto.fi 
Tel. +358 40 168 5142  

 

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Alvar Aalto Museum (1971-73) and the Museum of Central Finland (1956-61, 1991). Photo  Maija Holma © Alvar Aalto Foundation.
Alvar Aalto Museum (1971-73) and the Museum of Central Finland (1956-61, 1991). Photo Maija Holma © Alvar Aalto Foundation.
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The main exhibition hall of the Alvar Aalto Museum. Photo  Maija Holma © Alvar Aalto Foundation.
The main exhibition hall of the Alvar Aalto Museum. Photo Maija Holma © Alvar Aalto Foundation.
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Exhibition Hall, the Museum of Central Finland. Picture: Raisa Nerg, Museum of Central Finland.
Exhibition Hall, the Museum of Central Finland. Picture: Raisa Nerg, Museum of Central Finland.
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