Jakob Dahlgren, The Wonderful World of Abstraction, 2009. Photo: VTM/KKA, Ella Tommila
Jakob Dahlgren, The Wonderful World of Abstraction, 2009. Photo: VTM/KKA, Ella Tommila

Openness and museums

Openness is one of the most popular words when museums nowadays describe their values, missions or strategies.

Together with Openness, there is a lively debate going on about the notions like engagement, sharing, user-generated content, Crowdsourcing, working with communities etc. All these notions tell about the will to find the new ways to communicate with audiences.

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Kiasma and the Guggenheim

Commissioned by the City of Helsinki, the Guggenheim feasibility study recommends the establishment of a new Guggenheim museum in Helsinki. With architecture and design as its mainstays, the new museum would also present visual art, both modern and contemporary.

The authors of the study have a broad-based museum concept as their goal, one that does not currently exist in Helsinki. However, we already have our national specialist museums: the Museum of Finnish Architecture and the Design Museum, as well as the Finnish National Gallery, which is the national central art museum and comprises the Kiasma, Ateneum and Sinebrychoff art museums. Lue lisää