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The museums' summer exhibitions will be postponed until next year

The museums of the City of Vaasa will be closed until 13 May 2020, in accordance with the government's restrictive measures taken to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. For this reason, some of this summer’s exhibitions will be postponed until 2021.

The postponed exhibitions are an anniversary exhibition presenting the Kuntsi collection and an exhibition called At the Summerhouse, which was planned for the Ostrobothnian Museum.

The Vaasa City Art Gallery’s exhibition of Jan-Erik Andersson’s work will go on display at the Ostrobothnian Museum next year. Changes are also planned for Filmverkstaden’s 10-year exhibition.

– A lot of work has been done ahead of the exhibitions, so it would be a great pity if the closure would significantly shorten their presentation time. The exhibitions cannot be continued until the autumn, due to measures beyond our control, says Museum Director Elina Bonelius.

However, the exhibitions will be prepared for viewing according to the planned schedule. New dates will be announced later as part of the 2021 exhibition programme.

According to the current exhibition programme, summer exhibitions will still take place at the Tikanoja Art Museum. Works from the golden age of Finnish art will be presented in the exhibition, Poplar Alley and Other Works from the Emil Aaltonen Collection, as well as a photographic exhibition of collectors from Vaasa called Visiting the Collector.

The By Nature exhibition, which looks at nature through contemporary art, will continue at the Kuntsi Museum of Modern Art when the museums are allowed to reopen their doors. The Ostrobothnian Museum and the Old Vaasa Museum would also reopen.

– The situation will have hopefully returned to normal after the summer at the latest, but before that, changes are still possible, says Bonelius.


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Published: 06.04.2020