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Ingrians – the Forgotten Finns

Fri  – Sun 

National Museum of Finland, Mannerheimintie 34, Helsinki

Finns have settled in Ingria, the area around Saint Petersburg, since the 17th century. In Stalin’s Soviet Union they faced ethnic cleansing. In the early 1990s, Finland’s President Mauno Koivisto offered Ingrian Finns an opportunity to remigrate to Finland as returnees. Over 30,000 took up the offer.

In the exhibition, Ingrians of different ages share their thoughts about the past, the present and the future. Objects and documents preserved in archives and family albums provide a concrete reminder of a painful history. The personal and documentary approach of the creators of the exhibition reflects the layered memories of Ingrian Finns as well the human need to know one’s past and be heard.

National Museum of Finland, pop up space, 1st floor,
open 1.6.2020
24.1.-26.7.

Free entry

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Events:

Thu

11:00

Sun

17:00

Link to event Open 3.6.2020: Zoom in on Kekkonen! Press Photographs

Tamminiemi

The press photographs in this exhibition tell the story of a great leader of the people President Urho Kekkonen, who was the ultimate outdoorsman

Mon

11:00

Tue

18:00

Link to event Prehistory

National Museum of Finland

The area now comprising Finland was first settled 10,000 years ago. What kind of a world did these people live in?