8.2. - 31.12.2019
From dice to bytes depicts the development of Finnish games over three centuries. It puts games, players, game paraphernalia and game memories into the spotlight. The displays feature historical board games from the 19th century, rare computer enthusiast magazines from the 1980s as well as a video providing an overview of Finnish video game streaming. Visitors can also try out some of the board and computer games.
The content of the exhibition is primarily comprised of material submitted to the National Library’s National Collection as legal deposit copies, as well as the Brummeriana collection, accumulated and donated to the National Library by Professor Markus Brummer-Korvenkontio. The exhibition also features pieces on loan from individuals as well as photographs from museum collections.
"Culture arises and unfolds in and as play... culture itself bears the character of play." - Johan Huizinga, Homo Ludens
18.1. - 8.3.2019
The exhibition features the works of the 2019 Puupäähattu award-winning comics artists Tiina Pajunen and Sari Luhtanen.
In cooperation with The Finnish Comics Society.
14.3. - 26.4.2019
The 2018 Most Beautiful Books exhibition features 25 award-winning works.
In cooperation with The Finnish Book Arts Committee.
8.5. - 31.12.2019
In 2019 it will be 175 years since the birth of Minna Canth (1844–1897), a Finnish author, influential social figure and businesswoman, who was also fluent in several languages. A new exhibition will shed light on Minna Canth’s extensive reading of both Finnish and foreign fiction and non-fiction in the fields of comparative literature, religion, philosophy and the social and natural sciences, as well as on her status as a literary intermediary in her salon. The exhibition will feature books important to Canth as well as her related commentary.
The exhibition is being mounted in cooperation with the Minna Canth Society.
17 January 2018 - 30 December 2019
Slavonic Library, The National Library of Finland
The rich and diverse history of Bulgaria and the country’s connections with Finland are presented in the exhibition Long ago... Bulgaria at the Slavonic Library .
The exhibition is created by Dr. Sabira Ståhlberg and produced by the Slavonic Library, Colorit ry.rf. and Lecti Book Studio.
The exhibition activities at the National Library of Finland aim to increase awareness of the unique collections at our library. Exhibitions create new information content on our national cultural heritage. The topicality and the interest of the general public are taken into account in selecting the varied contents.
The exhibitions are planned and implemented in cooperation with researchers, cultural institutions and associations, universities and other scholarly communities. The aim is to provide scientifically competent research content in a popularised form. The exhibition materials are selected from the collections of the National Library of Finland.
All exhibitions are free.
Exhibitions are open during Library´s opening hours.
Groups of 5–25 people can reserve guided tours lasting one hour for the main exhibitions. Inquiries: kk-opastukset(at)helsinki.fi.
1 March - 22 December 2018, Gallery
The most beautiful books 2017
15 March 2018 - 15 May 2018, Café Rotunda. The exhibition will move from Café Rotunda to the Gallery on May 16th, 2018.
Puupäähattu Award for Finnish Comics Artists
16 January - 9 March 2018
Humanist Greek from Finland
22 August - 5 October 2018
Music - The language of the soul. Richard Faltin (1835–1918)
11 October 2018 - 11 January 2019, Café Rotunda
18 January – 20 March 2017
The world is a word - the history of the Finnish aphorism
17 February – 22 December 2017
On the path to freedom of speech
10 March – 22 December 2017
The most beautiful books
24 March – 20 October 2017
The russian roots of research into ecclesiastical art
17 October 2016 – 30 November 2017
Ilmari Krohn – Living for music
8 November 11 2017 – 12 January 2018