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Eva Ahl-Waris
(intendent, intendentti, Curator)

Foto/kuva/photo: AS 2019.

Night of the Animals at Hertonäs Manor Thu 20th Aug. 2020

22.08.2020 kl. 09:28
This year the Night of the Arts in Helsinki was cancelled due to the covid19 situation. At the museum we decided to arrange ”Night of the Animals” instead and keep it mostly outdoors. We launched our first eMuseo path aswell. Read more below!

During the ”Night of the Animals”, or rather the evening from 5:30 to 7 pm, Hertonäs Manor Museum wanted to attract local visitors to the are of the museum, but see that safety went first with distancing etc. The event was a part of the European Cultural Heritage Days’ program (#EHDs).


Our guide Astrid Nurmivaara was dressed in the Helsinge costume at Knusbacka. Photo: EAW 2020.

Knusbacka farmstead was open for free and attracted around 30 visitors. Our beekeeper Art Maloku presented the bees in English. Soon we will launch our own honey – more about this later on! On the yeard next to the main buildning Tarinalyhty’s artists (Herttoniemenrannan taiteilijat) held a small workshop with shadox pictures. All visitors got their own pen and paper to work with and take home. Many funny shadow pictures were made. The main buildning was also open for a few interested visitors.


Our guide Ted Hellstén is helping a visitor discuss with our beekeeper (in the background) by watching her pet. Photo: EAW 2020.

In this evening we also launched our first eMuseo path, click here to check it out! Our first path is about animals and Heronäs Manor with eleven stations. eMuseo is a practical plattform since you do not have to login somewhere, nor create a password or something – neither download an app. The data is avaliable directly online and you can reach it with yoru smartphone – or check it out at home with your computer. The eMuseo paths allow u sto move around outdoors with the maps added. Some of the visitors mentioned that they had tried it. The eMuseo is avaliable to us by Kotiseutuliitto. Welcome to test eMuseo and you are welcome to send us feedback!

The museum is open tomorrow, Sunday 23rd Aug. from noon to 2 pm, guided tour from 2-3 pm (entrance fee 7 / euros). Together with Herttoniemen seurakunta parish we organize an openair service (liturgy: Outi Lantto) on Sunday at Knusbacka farmstead from 3-4 pm (free entrance to the service). Welcome!

Eva Ahl-Waris