Past exhibitions

Take another view on the past exhibitions of  Siida.

Preserving Sámi Heritage

Temporary exhibition

Preserving Sámi Heritage

6.2. - 4.10.2020

The pop-up exhibition of the Sámi Museum Siida introduces Museum’s collections items that were conserved and restored by the students of the Conservation Study Programme of the Metropolia University of Applied Sciences in autumn 2019 as a part of their conservation course on indigenous artefacts.

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Teno

Temporary exhibition

Teno

8.6. – 27.9.2020

River Teno, one of the greatest streams in Sámi people’s homeland, is over 200 km long. River begins at Karigasniemi village and ends at the rocky landscape of Teno Fjord in Norway. There the River flows into the Arctic Ocean. Teno is the border river between Norway and Finland, and Teno units Sámi people living on both shores.

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Everyday life of the North – how do the animals of the North live

Temporary exhibition

Everyday life of the North – how do the animals of the North live

10.10.2019 - 10.05.2020

What is the relationship between man and animal like in the northern nature? What do we see or what do we miss (do we not see) when we look at the forest animals? In the exhibition of the artist Sirpa Mänty, the guest is encouraged to think about the importance of the co-existence, similarities and neighborhood between human and forest...

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Changing Winter

Temporary exhibition

Changing Winter

17.11.2019 - 3.5.2020

The exhibition helps the visitor to combine existing information about the winter of northern Finland, its animals and landscapes, to the knowledge of the future and to perceive the changes caused by global warming to the northern winter.

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Inari Sámi Handicraft of the Past and the Present

Temporary exhibition

Inari Sámi Handicraft of the Past and the Present

14.06.2019 - 19.04.2020

“Toovláš já tááláš anarâš kietâtyeji – Inari Sámi Handicraft of the Past and the Present” is the first museum exhibition that focuses on Inari Sámi handicraft tradition alone. The exhibition introduces the audience to a rich variety of old and new Inari Sámi handicrafts and methods of crafting. It is produced by the Sámi Museum Siida.

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Arctic dreams

Temporary exhibition

Arctic dreams

17.04. - 27.10.2019

The Arctic Dreams exhibition introduces the audience to travelling to and architecture in the Finnish North from the 1930s to the 1950s. Looking at the hotels and inns in Lapland, we get an idea of the development of Finnish tourism but also of the international and national influence that affected the character of the country of growth.

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Johan Nuorgam - a Sámi cultural broker

Temporary exhibition

Johan Nuorgam – a Sámi cultural broker

27.3.2018-28.4.2019

The Sámi Museum Siida’s 20th anniversary exhibition tells about Johan Nuorgam. Johan Nuorgam from Lake Iijärvi (1910–78) was an early broker of Sámi culture. He was a connoisseur of Sámi traditions with high proficiency in the Sámi language, whom many researchers used as their source. In the 1930s, he worked as a guide of the Seurasaari Open-Air Museum of the Finnish National Museum, collecting...

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Šäigg - Root Echo sound installation

Temporary exhibition

Šäigg – Root Echo sound installation

In Sevettijärvi 30.6-18.7. and 23.7.-15.9.2019 and in Nellim 19.-21.7.2019

Šäigg is a collection of newly recorded stories, experiences and leu’dd from Nellim, Keväjärvi and Sevettijärvi. Voices are echoed from within fallen trees, buildings and birdhouse for a goldeneye etc., taking the listener on a journey from one voice to the next.

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Karen Jomppanen: A Creative and Experimental Artisan

Temporary exhibition

Karen Jomppanen: A Creative and Experimental Artisan

15.10.2020 - 29.4.2021

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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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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Sámi seremoniijat - Sámi ceremonies

Temporary exhibition

Sámi seremoniijat – Sámi ceremonies

8.10.2020 – 28.4.2021

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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God’s Children – Duodji Textiles in Space

Temporary exhibition

God’s Children – Duodji Textiles in Space

21.1.–28.4.2021

The exhibition is Maarit Magga’s second artistic production of her doctoral thesis on duodji (Sámi craft), which she is doing for the Faculty of Art and Design at the University of Lapland. Magga works as a doctoral researcher of duodji at the Sámi University of Applied Sciences. 

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Wild Light

Temporary exhibition

Wild Light

1.7.2020 – 25.4.2021

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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