Preserving Sámi Heritage

6.2. – 30.9.2020

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.

Through the conservation and restoration of Sámi artefacts, the textile and artefact conservators become acquainted with the special features of Sámi objects. The materials of Sámi artefacts mostly come from nature, and the preservation and management of items made from organic material require cultural knowledge and knowledge on how to work the materials.

The diverse cooperation of the Sámi Museum Siida and the Metropolia University of Applied Sciences has been going on for twenty years.