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Aalto2 Museum Centre opens its doors with a wide range of exhibitions

Old wooden church building.

Eugeni Bach

Aalto2 brings together architecture, design and cultural heritage. The museum centre in Jyväskylä will connect the Alvar Aalto Museum, which will open after its renovation, and the Museum of Central Finland with a new section.

Aalto2 opens its doors to the public on 27 May. The opening exhibition, " Human Traces – World Heritage ", will showcase both material and non-material heritage, linking it to the work of Alvar Aalto. The exhibition is curated by the Finnish-Spanish architectural duo Anna and Eugeni Bach.

The series of five exhibitions explores the diversity of built heritage and cultural heritage. The sections of the series shed light on the concept of heritage, each from its own perspective: World Heritage, Famous Sites, Finnish Sauna Culture, Finland and the World, and The Moderns. Read more about the contents of each exhibition through this link.

The extension to the Aalto2 Museum Centre. photo: A-Konsultit

The Alvar Aalto Museum will also present its new main exhibition "AALTO - Work and Life". The exhibition takes the visitor deep into the architect's work and design process, carrying with it Alvar Aalto's core idea of the power of architecture and good design to solve problems of human life and society. The exhibition includes a rich collection of architectural drawings, scale models and design objects. Read more here.

Both the Alvar Aalto Museum and the Museum of Central Finland are situated in buildings designed by Alvar Aalto. The planning of the new museum centre started in 2019 at the same time as the renovation and jointing project of the Alvar Aalto Museum, and the museum centre will open its doors to coincide with the Aalto 125th anniversary year. Discover the museum centre here.