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The Tikanoja Art Museum
Hovioikeudenpuistikko 4
65100 Vaasa Finland
Phone +358 6 325 3916
Fax +358 6 325 3918
tikanoja.info@vaasa.fi

Admission

Tickets
7 € Adults
5 € Students, seniors, group visitors (more than 10 people)
12 / 9 € Combined ticket at the same day (Vaasa City museums)
Free for visitors under 18

Open hours

Tuesday—Sunday:
10 AM to 4 PM
Closed on Mondays

Guided tours

Bookings +358 40 356 4870 (Tue-Fri 10 AM - 3 PM)
Fees (during opening hours)
30 € / group (Tuesday-Friday)
50 € / group (Saturday-Sunday)

Personnel

(Vaasa City museums)
E-mail: firstname.lastname@vaasa.fi

Acting Museum Director
Selma Green
Koulukatu 2
+358 6 325 3780 
+358 40 687 4694

Exhibition operations:

Head of  Exhibitions
Riina Peltonen
Sisäsatama
+358 6 325 3922
+358 40 353 7377

Curator
Pamela Andersson
Sisäsatama
on leave until December 31, 2015,
Acting Curator Magdalena Lindroos
+358 6 325 3927
+358 40 704 0194

Museum Assistant
Silja Koskimies
(until July 31, 2015)
Koulukatu 2
+358 6 325 3804
+358 40 704 3027

Researcher
Anja Salminen
Koulukatu 2
+358 6 325 3803
+358 40 672 5415

Archive Assistant
Mailis Syrjälä
Koulukatu 2
+358 6 325 3781

Collection operations:

Head of Collections
Auli Jämsänen
Koulukatu 2 
+358 6 325 3785 
+358 40 7644125

Assistant Researcher
Heli Alanne
Museokatu 3
+358 6 325 3809 

Curator
Lisbeth Knif
Koulukatu 2
+358 6 325 3806 

Assistant Researcher
Nina Takala
(until 31.1.2016)
Koulukatu 2
+358 40 576 3780

Curator
Kimmo Vatanen
Koulukatu 2
+358 6 325 3793
+358 40 180 6195

Researcher
Minna Vihla
Koulukatu 2
+358 6 325 3794
+358 40 707 5126

Chief Curator
Sonja Österholm-Granqvist
(on leave until  January 31, 2016)
Museokatu 3
+358 6 325 3792 
+358 40 708 0792 

Audience development work:

Head of Audience Development
Jenni Niemi
Sisäsatama
+358 40 184 9250

Concierge
Joona Ekroos
Hovioikeudenpuistikko 4
+358 400 789 888

Museum Educator
Kukka-Maaria Kallio 
Pikkukatu 1 
+358 40 483 0410 

Project Coordinator
Ilias Missyris
Pikkukatu 1
+358 6 325 3809 
+358 400 800302 

Manager of Museum Services
Salla Mällinen
Sisäsatama
+ 358 40 356 4870

Manager of Museum Services
Maiju Nyqvist-Alho
Hovioikeudenpuistikko 4
+358 40 183 1288

Manager of Museum Services
Jenni Ojalainen
(on leave until August 31, 2015)
Acting Manager of Museum Services Carina Hovi
Museokatu 3
+358 6 325 3800
+358 40 775 0104

Manager of Museum Services
Solveig Pått
Museokatu 3
+358 6 325 3800
+358 40 861 1097

Museum and Exhibition Technician
Matti Raudaskoski 
Hovioikeudenpuistikko 4
+358 40 520 3563

Productions

Head of  Production
Anniina Pääkkönen
Sisäsatama
+358 6 325 3928
+ 358 40 1768 768

Researcher
Helena Jern
(away until July 31, 2015)
Acting Textile Conservator Anni Tuominen
Koulukatu 2
+358 6 325 3796 
+358 40 538 3796 

Museum and Exhibition Technician
Erkki Kormano 
(on leave until August 31, 2015)
Acting Museum and Exhibition Technician Niels Lipasti
Museokatu 3
+358 6 325 3802 
+358 40 703 8033 

Conservator, furniture
Sari Nordlund
(on leave until 11.5.2016)
Museokatu 3
+358 40 166 2084

Museum and Exhibition Technician 
Juhani Pukkinen
Hovioikeudenpuistikko 4
+358 40 520 3564

Art Conservator
Sari Tuomio
Museokatu 3
+358 6 325 3797 
+358 40 836 8345

Exhibition Technician
Björn Wargh
Senaatinkatu 1
+358 6 325 3770 
+358 40 740 6101

Regional operations and official functions

Head of  Regional Operations
Erkki Salminen
Koulukatu 2
+358 6 325 3790 
+358 40 840 5862 

Provincial Museum Researcher
Kaj Höglund
Koulukatu 2
+358 6  325 3805 
+358 400 669 039

Regional Art Museum Researcher
Jaakko Linkamo
(on leave until Jyly 31, 2016)
Acting Regional Art Museum Researcher Pia Timberg
Koulukatu 2
+358 6  325 3786 
+358 400 803 786

Building Researcher
Magdalena Lindroos
(on leave until 31, 2015)
Acting Building Researcher Outi Orhanen
Koulukatu 2
+358 6 325 3795 
+358 40 5313918

Provincial Archaeologist
Pentti Risla
Koulukatu 2
+358 6 325 3813 
+358 40 702 8199 

Support services

Financial Secretary
Johanna Laitinen   
Koulukatu 2
+358 6 325 3788

It-manager
Marja Lehesvuo
(on leave until January 4, 2016)
Koulukatu 2
+358 6 325 3782 
+358 40 744 3782

Press Officer
Ulla Kalliokoski
Hallintotalo, viestintäpalvelut
+ 358 6 325 3924
+358 40 192 3891

Museum Administrator
Heli Stenbacka
Sisäsatama
+ 358 6 325 3923
+358 40 828 5628

Clerk
Sofie Sundell
Koulukatu 2
+358 6 325 3781


Press

Image bank for the press

Press release Art collection of Doctor “million” H.F. Antell / PDF

Welcome to the Tikanoja Art Museum

The museumThe Tikanoja Art Museum is the previous home of Mr. Frithjof Tikanoja (1877-1964), a well known businessman in Vaasa. Mr. Tikanoja had fallen in love with fine arts in the late 1910s and immediately started collecting paintings and drawings. The art museum was founded when Mr. Tikanoja donated his art collection to the city in 1951.

The Tikanoja collection is especially famous for its international section containing works e.g. by Edgar Degas, Paul Gauguin, Henri Matisse and Pablo Picasso. The collection also includes Finnish art from the 19th and 20th centuries. Traditional masters, such as Albert Edelfelt, Axel Gallen-Kallela, Maria Wiik and Tyko Sallinen are included in the collection as well as younger artists.

Mr. Tikanoja also acted as a patron for the painter Eemu Myntti. His art in the 1920s was against the traditional and widely accepted Finnish art policy because he enjoyed working in the French expressionistic style.

The Tikanoja Art Museum arranges several exhibitions annually, based on both national and international themes of interest. During the special exhibitions the artworks from the Tikanoja collection are not on display. The Art Museum is also the location for chamber concerts.

The Tikanoja Art Museum brochure


EXHIBITIONS AND EVENTS 2016

Please not that during special exhibitions the artworks from the Tikanoja collection are not on display.

Before the war – observations about time

in the Tikanoja Art Museum 22 January –8 May, 2016

The basis of the exhibition in the beginning of the year in the Tikanoja Art Museum is the museum’s own collections and forty works chosen from them. The exhibition brings up works especially from the time between the World Wars and draws a parallel between them and photos, texts and item compilations. The entirety is formed in the museum as a big fragmentary spatial work of art using the methods of contemporary art.

In Finland the term 'before the wars’ has often been used. For the older generation the concept is self-evident, nowadays it is more complicated. Which war are we talking about, when we say the time before the war? The associations coming through the works in the collections are also comparable with our own time. One theme of the exhibition is the Mediterranean Sea.

Life in the Tikanoja family was in those days in the beginning of the 20th century in Finland exceptionally international. As a consequence of this the art collection of Frithjof Tikanoja is a reflection of the beginning of a modern time and a kind of European golden age with its contradictions. Nationalism, the Finnish identity and internationality themes are permanent and today as important as hundred years ago.

The curator of the exhibition is the visual artist Hannele Rantala and the graphics designer Jorma Hinkka.

UPCOMING EXHIBITIONS:

 

The 2016 exhibitions will be announced later



Artwork at the top of the page: Nature Morte by Henri Matisse (portion). The Tikanoja Art Museum.