Bank of Finland opens its doors for art exhibition
In honour of its bicentenary, the Bank of Finland, established in 1811, invites the public to view examples of its art collection at the Bank’s head office on Snellmaninaukio in Helsinki.
The exhibition covers 104 works of art that have been selected from the Bank’s art collection, which contains nearly 1,200 pieces. The jewel of the exhibition is Akseli Gallen-Kallela’s ‘Aino triptych’ (1888–1889). Visitors will be guided by members of the Bank’s Art Club.
The art exhibition is open on four days as follows:
Thursday 13 January 2011: 5.00 pm – 9.00 pm
Friday 14 January 2011: 11.00 am – 5.00 pm
Saturday 15 January 2011: 11.00 am – 4.00 pm
Sunday 16 January 2011: 11.00 am – 4.00 pm
The Bank of Finland will also publish on its website a virtual tour of its head office and art collection, at www.suomenpankki.fi, which gives the public an opportunity to become acquainted with the Bank and the art exhibition also on the Internet.
For further information, please contact
Eeva Kristiina Lahtinen, Communications Officer, tel. +358 10 831 2908, eevakristiina.lahtinen(at)bof.fi
Chairman of the Art Club Seija Parviainen, Economist, tel. +358 10 831 2549, seija.parviainen(at)bof.fi.