Sámi Museum Siida gets an important grant from Finnish Cultural Foundation

The permanent exhibitions of the Sámi Museum and Northern Lapland Nature Centre Siida will be renewed. The Sámi Museum Foundation has received a 400,000 euro grant from the Finnish Cultural Foundation for renewing the cultural part of the exhibitions. In the project, the Museum will create an exhibition manuscript for the permanent exhibitions and the Open-Air Museum that will be based on atmospheres and the intepretations of Sámi artists. Through creating consciously atmospheres and a dramatic curve in the exhibitions, the information offered by the Museum will be better conveyed to the visitor.

The total budget for the renewal of the joint permanent exhibitions of the Sámi Museum and the Northern Lapland Nature Centre Siida is approximately 2.5 million euros. The Sámi Museum has been granted funding for the cultural part of the exhibitions from the Finnish Cultural Foundation, the Kone Foundation and the Wihuri Foundation, altogether 750,000 euros. The Museum’s share of the exhibition budget is fifty percent. The Nature Centre has got funding for its part from the Ministry of the Environment. The project is connected with Siida’s extension and renovation project. The project will be carried out in 2020–22.

The personnel of the Sámi Museum is happy about the grant

More information: Museum Director Sari Valkonen, sari.valkonen@samimuseum.fi, tel. +358 40 767 1052