The National Library of Finland organises exhibitions and related cultural events. Cultural activities provide experiences, joy and excitement related to literary culture and information retrieval to everyone in Finland.
Our cultural calendar lists the exhibitions and other events taking place at our library. The calendar is published bi-annually: in spring and autumn.
The russian roots of research into ecclesiastical art
Until 31.8.2017, Slavonic Library
The collections of the Slavonic Library provide an opportunity to study the early stages of Russian art history in detail. The exhibition focuses on research literature from the late 19th and early 20th centuries as well as the period of time that gave rise to the multidisciplinary study of church archaeology. More information...
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.
Main exhibitions: at the Gallery of the National Library of Finland
Smaller exhibitions: at Rotunda, café and the Slavonic Library.
Travelling exhibitions: The National Library of Finland also produces national and international travelling exhibitions implemented with posters or roll-ups.
Groups of 5–25 people can reserve guided tours lasting one hour for the main exhibitions.
The National Library of Finland produces national and international travelling exhibitions of some of the library exhibitions, which it will lend to clients without a rental fee.
Approx. 15 to 25 posters (framed foam boards, size: approx. 80 x 120 cm)
Approx. 15-23 roll-up banners (size: 85-215 cm)
Languages: Finnish; Swedish, English; when needed, German and Russian, in which case embassies or other cooperation parties will participate in translation and production costs as well as recycling of the exhibition.
Loan terms and conditions
Loan period: 3 to 8 weeks
The borrowing party is responsible:
For transporting and insuring the materials
Possible damage to the materials
Inauguration at their facilities
The National Library of Finland is responsible for:
Appropriate packing of the materials in accordance with transport requirements
Drawing up a cooperation agreement, which both parties will sign