OSTROBOTHNIAN MUSEUM Museokatu 3, 65100 Vaasa | Tel. +358 6 325 3800 Open Tue–Sun 10–17, Mondays closed. Admission fees 7/5 €, under 18s free of charge.
6 October 2017–27 May 2018
In honour of the “Finland 100” celebration, the Ostrobothnian Museum hosts an exhibition on the history of the Jäger Movement and the events of 1917 to 1918. The exhibition will explore the history and events from the perspective of the Vaasa region and Ostrobothnia at large.
“Finnish Jägers” offers a view of Finland's critical moments and recounts individual life stories at the grassroots level. Based on new research, the exhibition updates the image of the Jägers and the Jäger Movement, as well as the importance of the movement in Finnish history.
The exhibits are mainly from the Ostrobothnian Museum's extensive collection of objects and textiles, and its archival collections. History from 100 years ago is brought to life using augmented reality. “Finnish Jägers” is based on the background research of Seija-Leena Nevalainen, PhD, who has also designed the script. The exhibition architecture is designed by the productions designer and art director, Päivi Kettunen.
“Finnish Jägers” will also see the launch of comics artist Mika Lietzén's latest work, which provides us with a new perspective on the exhibition’s themes.
A special lecture series on the exhibition’s themes has been organized in collaboration with Vaasa City Library.
“Finnish Jägers” is the main Finland 100-centenary-year exhibition of the Vaasa City Museums.
The patron of the exhibition Finnish Jägers is the President of the Republic of Finland Sauli Niinistö.
THE MUSEUM SHOP AND CAFÉ NOVA The museum’s publications, as well as literature and postcards, Ostrobothnian craft and design products are available for purchase at the museum shop. In the café there is a wide selection of coffees, as well as soft drinks, confectionary, cakes and pastries. The museum shop and Café Nova are open during the museum's opening hours.