Siida’s exhibitions

Our exhibitions tell about Sámi culture and nature in the northern-most parts of Lapland.

The shared permanent exhibitions at the Nature Centre and Sámi Museum supplement their temporary exhibitions. The Sámi Museum’s temporary exhibitions provide detailed information on the different aspects of Sámi culture, Sámi art and handicrafts. The nature centre’s temporary exhibitions give a window to the biodiversity of northern nature from the perspectives of nature conservation and environmental education.

Permanent exhibitions

Permanent exhibition

Permanent exhibition

Permanent exhibition

Our permanent exhibition links Sámi culture and northern nature to one another forming one whole, which offers a vivid and visual experience as well as an abundance of information. The Sámi Museum and the Nature Centre have worked together to produce the permanent exhibition.

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Siida´s Open-Air Museum

Permanent exhibition

Siida´s Open-Air Museum

Our Open-Air Museum has much to view. The museum area’s trail is approximately 800-metres-long and in the shape of a reindeer herder’s lasso. Along the trail visitors can view around 50 buildings and structures, which are grouped by their cultural area and their intended use. The displays tell about the cultural heritage, architectural heritage and livelihoods of Finland’s three Sámi...

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Skolt Sámi Heritage House exhibition

Permanent exhibition

Skolt Sámi Heritage House exhibition

The Sámi Museum also has a summer destination at the Skolt Sámi Cultural Centre in Sevettijärvi, where the Skolt Sámi Heritage House is located. The Heritage House and the Open-Air Museum on its grounds contain information on Skolt Sámi history and display the living and construction options from two different eras. There’s also a small museum shop at the Skolt...

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Temporary exhibitions

Albma olbmot – Real People

Temporary exhibition

Albma olbmot – Real People

23.6.2020 - 30.4.2021

The Sámi Museum Siida’s temporary photograph exhibition “Albma olbmot – Real People” displays Pekka Sammallahti’s black-and-white portraits of people living in the north, showing them in their everyday surroundings. The time span is seven decades, starting from the 1960s. The exhibition focuses on people living on the Teno River and its river system, but there are also portraits from Inari, Enontekiö, Sodankylä, Kaaresuvanto, Gällivare and the Varanger and Alta fjords, etc. The title reflects the...

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Wild Light

Temporary exhibition

Wild Light

1.7.2020 – 6.1.2021

Eight seasons in Lapland provide also the photographer with great possibilities to experience and live in the world of arctic wild light. The contrasts between neverending light in the summer and delicate pastel colours of the polar night and bright colours in the autumn have fascinated the minds of people for immemorial times. People living in Lapland have adjusted as...

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Sámi seremoniijat - Sámi ceremonies

Temporary exhibition

Sámi seremoniijat – Sámi ceremonies

8.10.2020 – 30.4.2021

The Sámi Museum Siida’s temporary exhibition Sámi seremoniijat – Sámi ceremonies follows, from the point of view of the Sámi crafting tradition, how Maarit Magga prepares as a mother and an artisan for her family’s ceremonies – confirmation and baptism. The story proceeds on several levels: those of crafting, or duodji, and Sámi values, view of life, customs and spirituality.

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Karen Jomppanen: A Creative and Experimental Artisan

Temporary exhibition

Karen Jomppanen: A Creative and Experimental Artisan

15.10.2020 - 30.4.2021

Sámi Museum Siida’s pop-up exhibition showcases creative and experimental Sámi artisan Karen Jomppanen’s (1923–1996) handcraft collection. The heirs of Karen Jomppanen donated her Sámi handcraft collection to the Sámi Museum Siida on September 30th in 2020. Large collection of 220 objects consists of Sámi clothing, dolls, bags, and purses as well as material examples. Connected to the collections there is...

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Online exhibitions

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Online exhibition

Anarâš – The Inari Sámi

The webs page tells about the history and the culture of the Inari Sámi. The abundant information package has been produced in cooperation with Anarâskielâ servi, the Inari Sámi language association. The web page is available in Inari Sámi, Finnish and English.

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Online exhibition

Sää’mjie’llem – The Skolt Sámi

The web page contains information on the history and the customs of the Skolt Sámi in Skolt Sámi, Finnish and English.

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Online exhibition

Eatnanšaddu

The Eatnanšaddu web page tells about the wild plants used by the Sámi, the environments they grow in and the ways in which they are used. The plant database contains information on approximately 50 wild plants.

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