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Välkommet med extra händer på ett litet museum - praon och lokalhistoriska praktikanter år 2021

Hertonäs gårds museum är litet och har endast en deltidsanställd intendent, en deltidsanställd disponent och freelanceguider till sin tjänst. Tack vare nätverk och stipendier har vi i år fått små tillskott bland annat för att sköta om och digitera samlingarna. Läs mer nedan!Läs mera »
Eva Ahl-Waris
19.06.2021 kl. 16:41

Kiitos ylimääräisestä avusta pienelle museolle - tet- ja paikallishistoriallisia harjoittelijoita vuonna 2021

Herttoniemen kartanon museo on pieni ja sitä pyörittää lähinnä osa-aikainen intendentti, osa-aikainen isännöitsijä sekä muutama freelance museo-opas. Verkostojen ja apurahojen takia olemme tänä vuonna saaneet lisäapua muun muassa hoitamaan kokoelmia sekä avustamaan kokoelmien digitoinnissa. Lue lisää alla! Läs mera »
Eva Ahl-Waris
19.06.2021 kl. 16:39

Many Thanks for Extra Hands on a Small Museum - Trainees in 2021

Hertonäs Manor Museum is a small museum with only one curator working a few hours a week and a caretaker that also works part time. Thanks to our networks and scholarships we have had small contributions to our workforce this year, among other things to digitalize our collections. Read more below!Läs mera »
Eva Ahl-Waris
19.06.2021 kl. 16:32

“Kesä ja pelit” -näyttelyn rakentaminen vuonna 2021

21. tammikuuta 2021 alkoi Helsingin yliopiston järjestämä Museoprojekti-kurssi, jonka tarkoituksena oli perehdyttää opiskelijoita työelämään ja kulttuurityöhön antamalla opiskelijoiden itse tuottaa historiallista teemaa kantava näyttely Herttoniemen kartanon museoon. Kurssin opettajina toimivat yliopistolehtori Derek Fewster ja Herttoniemen kartanon museon intendentti Eva Ahl-Waris. Kurssiin osallistui kahdeksan opiskelijaa historian kandidaattiohjelmasta sekä yksi opiskelija kulttuurin ja kommunikaation maisteriohjelmasta. Seuraavan neljän kuukauden ajan opiskelijat tuottivat 1800-luvun lapsuutta esittelevän näyttelyn “Kesä ja pelit”. Näyttely koostuu fyysisistä leluista ja bookcreator.com -alustalla toteutetusta digitaalisesta näyttelystä . Kesä ja pelit -näyttelyn fyysinen osa on auki yleisölle joka sunnuntai klo 12–14 syyskuun loppuun asti. Lue lisää alla!Läs mera »
Wilhelm Breitenstein
30.05.2021 kl. 08:21

Bygget av utställningen “Sommar och spel” år 2021

Den 21 januari 2021 startade Helsingfors universitet kurs i yrkesliv och kulturjobb ”Museiprojekt- kursen”, som skulle ge studeranden en inblick i arbetet i att skapa en utställning med historiskt tema. I denna kurs skulle studeranden nämligen producera en egen utställning på Hertonäs gårds museum. Kursen leddes av universitetslektor Derek Fewster och Hertonäs gårds museiintendent Eva Ahl-Waris. Deltagarna var åtta studeranden från kandidatprogrammet i historia och en från magisterprogrammet kultur och kommunikation. Under ca fyra månader producerade studerandena utställningen ”Sommar och spel” som handlar om barndom på 1800-talet och består av en fysisk utställning av leksaker och en virtuell utställning på bookcreator.com. Utställningen Sommar och spel är tillgänglig för publik varje söndag från maj till september klockan 12–14. Läs mer nedan!Läs mera »
Wilhelm Breitenstein
30.05.2021 kl. 08:21

Creating the Exhibition “Summer and Games” 2021

The 21st of January 2021 a course on professional work in the cultural sector was started at the University of Helsinki. The idea was to give students a taste of how much work goes into building an exhibition with a historical theme - the students worked on an exhibition of their own at the Herttoniemi manor museum to achieve this goal. The course was led by university lecturer Derek Fewster and the curator of Herttoniemi manor museum, Eva Ahl-Waris, and eight bachelor’s degree students from the historical programme as well as one master’s degree student from the programme of Culture and Communications took part in the course. Over the course of four months they produced “Summer and Games”, an exhibition about 19th century childhood which consists of a physical toy exhibition as well as a virtual one, hosted on the platform bookcreator.com. The physical part of the exhibition is available to the public every Sunday from May until September at 12-14 o’clock. Continue reading below to find out more!Läs mera »
Wilhelm Breitenstein
30.05.2021 kl. 08:21

Topelius & Tarinalyhty (Storylantern) - Classical Tales in a New Setting

#Tarinalyhty (Storylantern) produced a public artwork and mobile game in the park of Hertonäs Manor Museum in 2019-20. This year we continued the co-operation and produced a storytelling project presenting famous stories written by Zachris Topelius. In April and May we worked with students in drama at Snellman-korkeakoulu that created tours in Swedish and Finnish in the park for pupils from the local schools. Read more below!Läs mera »
Eva Ahl-Waris
13.05.2021 kl. 08:55

Topelius & Tarinalyhty (Sagolyktan) - klassiska sagor i ny inramning

#Tarinalyhty (Sagolyktan) producerade ett publikt konstverk med ett mobilt spel i Hertonäs gårds museums park år 2019-20. I år var det dags att återuppta samarbetet, vilket utmynnade i ett sagoteringsprojekt med topelianskt tema. I april-maj samarbetade vi med Snellman-högskolans dramalinje och höll turer i parken för lokala skolelever på finska och svenska. Läs mer nedan!Läs mera »
Eva Ahl-Waris
13.05.2021 kl. 08:55

Topelius & Tarinalyhty - klassiset sadut uusin kuosin

#Tarinalyhty tuotti Herttoniemen kartanon museon puistoon yleisöteoksen ja mobiilipelin producerade v. 2019-20. Tänä vuonna halusimme jatkaa yhteistyötä ja tuotettiin satuprojekti Topelius-teemalla. Huhti-toukokuussa teimme yhteistyötä Snellman-korkeakoulun draamalinjan kanssa, ja kierroksia vedettiin puistossa suomeksi ja ruotsiksi paikallisille koululaisille. Lue lisää alla! Läs mera »
Eva Ahl-Waris
13.05.2021 kl. 08:55

Statyn Alexander II i Helsingfors

Efter Borgå lantdag år 1809 hade ständerna i Finland inte sammankallats på 54 år. Kejsare och Självhärskare Alexander II över hela Ryssland var även Storfurste av Finland. Han sammankallade ständerna i Finland till en lantdag i Helsingfors år 1863. Kejsaren öppnade själv högtidligt lantdagen med ett tal den 18 september 1863. Talet och året 1863 har avbildats på statyn Alexander II på Senatstorget. På lantdagen beslöts att de finländska lagarna och förordningarna från och med nu skulle bestämmas i Finland. Lantdagen började även sammanträda regelbundet. Kejsaren behöll dock rätten att själv ändra på grundlagen vid behov. Geheimerådet Gabriel Anton Cronstedt och dennes bror senatorn i ekonomiedepartementet Carl Olof Cronstedt var med på lantdagen. Ytterligare information om denna tid finns på Hertonäs gård. Läs mer nedan!Läs mera »
Ralf Palmgren
29.04.2021 kl. 08:23

Creating the Exhibition “Summer and Games” 2021

30.05.2021 kl. 08:21
The 21st of January 2021 a course on professional work in the cultural sector was started at the University of Helsinki. The idea was to give students a taste of how much work goes into building an exhibition with a historical theme - the students worked on an exhibition of their own at the Herttoniemi manor museum to achieve this goal. The course was led by university lecturer Derek Fewster and the curator of Herttoniemi manor museum, Eva Ahl-Waris, and eight bachelor’s degree students from the historical programme as well as one master’s degree student from the programme of Culture and Communications took part in the course. Over the course of four months they produced “Summer and Games”, an exhibition about 19th century childhood which consists of a physical toy exhibition as well as a virtual one, hosted on the platform bookcreator.com. The physical part of the exhibition is available to the public every Sunday from May until September at 12-14 o’clock. Continue reading below to find out more!

Due to COVID-19, the course was held primarily via Zoom-calls once a week. Lectures were given on cultural, historical, and practical topics – for example museums and their activities in Finland, problematic cultural heritages, and practical components and problems we were to face during our production of the exhibition. Minna Sarantola Weiss, head of research at Helsinki City Museum, also paid us a visit and gave us an interesting glimpse of what the professionals are working with at the City Museum. To work remotely with a physical exhibition was tough, and sometimes utterly impractical, but luckily we had the option to visit the grounds and main building of the museum during the run of the course. Additionally, our teacher Eva gave us a guided tour of the grounds and manor, explaining its history to us.

The theme of the exhibition was chosen after we noticed the amount of interesting toys and other objects pertaining to children in both the museum’s catalogue and Sigbritt Backman’s “Hertonäs Gård – Från säterier till museum” and “ Tidsresa med Svenska Odlingens Vänner i Helsinge”, a book which we found incredibly useful in our work. After digging out these objects, we agreed they were interesting not only by themselves, but also for telling the stories of children from all backgrounds that may have lived and worked on the manor grounds.

We arranged ourselves in groups with different assignments: some took responsibility for the finances of the project, some for the marketing, others for the research and writing. Another group took care of the graphic design, and yet another handled the virtual exhibition. Sometimes the work dragged on, at other times everything fell into place quickly – there were allsorts of things to consider, such as practical arrangements, logistics, financing, picking what objects to exhibit, and debating moral discourses – where is the line when it comes to dramatizing history for commercial gain? When is it false and when is it simply stylized? A lot of time was also invested in researching the histories of the exhibited objects, involving several sources and databases such as the National Archives, Finna.fi, and other catalogues we had access to!

The space for our exhibition was to be the stair area and the window on the 2nd floor. We applied for grants and were subsidized by the Tre Smeder Foundation, which made our plans possible. Of all the objects we were interested in we picked 12 to exhibit and place in our showcase, which was kindly lent to us by Svenska litteratursällskapet, as well as 2 additional objects that were placed behind the case on the windowsill – among them the “legendary” boat Toivo. The chess pieces and table from the permanent exhibition of the museum was also tied to our exhibition. To utilize the stairs, we designed and wrote texts about 19th century childhood. For accessibility, we also made a digital version of our exhibition – it is accessible on the bookcreator.com platform (in Finnish and Swedish). Together with the digital exhibition, we also created a treasure hunt for visitors of all ages that can be enjoyed in the park of the manor.

Content-wise, the course was as projects of culture often is: you learn (or are forced to learn) a lot of new things, you panic over small details and swear to never do anything like it again – only to want to do something similar once everything is over.

Our group would like to thank Derek Fewster, Eva Ahl-Waris, Svenska Litteratursällskapet, the Tre Smeder Foundation, Malmgård, YLE and Minna Salantola-Weiss for this fun experience and educational course! Hopefully, our exhibition will be seen by many pairs of eyes during the coming months and we all get to be part of something similar again soon!

The group consisted of Helsinki University students Eira Aalto, Wilhelm Breitenstein, Emil Eklund, Karl Heikkilä, Ida Karlgren, Emelie Schauman, Sten Selin and Kajsa Väyrynen.

Translated to English by Ida Karlgren.


Arranging the objects of the exhibition. Photo: Eira Aalto.


Arranging the texts of the exhibition. Photo: Eira Aalto. 


Objects in the showcase. Photo: Wilhelm Breitenstein.


Treasure hunting. Photo: Wilhelm Breitenstein.


Along with Eva Ahl-Waris, touring Knusbacka. Photo: Wilhelm Breitenstein.

Wilhelm Breitenstein