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  • The Pious and the Pagans

  • The Pious and the Pagans

  • The Pious and the Pagans

  • The Pious and the Pagans

The Pious and the Pagans

Exhibit design: 515 m²
Exhibit open: 28.4.–17.12.2017
Address: Kustaa III:n katu 6, Hämeenlinna
Customer: Suomen kansallismuseo
Principal design office: Jaana Partanen ja Heikki Lamusuo
Pa-La-tiimi: Outi Taskinen, Emmi Kinnunen, Hanna Valto

01 / 2017
04 / 2017

What happens when the Middle Ages meet the Modern Times?  National museum of Finland collection of ancient sculptures are displayed side by side with modern sculptures connected by the same material, wood. The modern sculptures embody skillfull tradition as well as the artists interpretation of humanity.

In the center of the exhibition designed by Partanen & Lamusuo are earthy colors, innovative sculpture pedestals, ever-changing lighting that supports the exhibit storytelling and the fabrics that create the right athmosphere and contrast the theme of the different areas. Partanen & Lamusuo Ltd was also responsible for graphic design as well as rotation of the items on exhibition.

The pedestals of the wooden statues are golden and shaped like pyramids. Photo © Soile Tirilä

Lohtu room is painted with shaded green. Photo © Suvi Niinisalo

Walk-in-gabinet made of glass offers exciting atmosphere. Photo © Soile Tirilä


The shades of the curtains got their inspiration from the earth tones from the statues, like umbra and ochre. Photo © Suvi Niinisalo

You can see the golden wood grain pattern ia. in the decorative glass film of room 2. Design © Partanen & Lamusuo Ltd

Detailed pedestal looks good with statue on top of it. Photo © Partanen & Lamusuo Ltd


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