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.
Long ago... Bulgaria
17 January - 31 December 2018, Slavonic Library (Kansalliskirjasto)
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 (National Library of Finland), Colorit ry.rf. and Lecti Book Studio. The exhibition can be visited during the Library’s opening hours.
Bookbinding gems from Kansalliskirjasto
1 March – 22 December 2018, Gallery
Nordic bookband 2018
1 March – 14 May 2018, Gallery
The most beautiful books 2018
16 May – 22 December 2018
Experts: Anna Perälä, Leena Pärssinen
Espoo Bookbinders’ Association: Seppo Seppälä, Hannu Laine, Rudolf Sommer
National Library of Finland: Katri Nissilä, Heidi Törrönen, Sisko Vuorikari
Exhibition architect: Maara Kinnermä
In cooperation with Espoo Bookbinders’ Association, The Finnish Book Arts Committee and the National Library of Finland.
Upcoming exhibition: The most beautiful books 2017
The most beautiful books 2017
15 March 2018 - 15 May 2018, Café Rotunda
In cooperation with: The Finnish Book Arts Committee
The exhibition will move from Café Rotunda to the Gallery on May 16th 2018.
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