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Villa Hakasalmi - State of Mind – Helsinki 1939–1945

Hosted by the Consul of the Helsinki Museums and Exhibitions Group
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Took place 2 months ago
Sat 22 Aug 11:30 - 14:00

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A co-production by Helsinki City Museum and HAM Helsinki Art Museum curated by writer Anna Kortelainen, State of Mind – Helsinki Protected content opens a completely new perspective on wartime Helsinki.

The Hakasalmi Villa focuses on how the war affected the everyday lives of residents of the City and how the war could be seen on the streets. Visitors will see residents hurrying to bomb shelters, moving their things onto the street from their bombed-out homes, and visiting the military hospital to see injured loved ones. The exhibition also describes how valuable public art and statues were protected and how museums and archives evacuated their prized possessions from the city.

The narrative voice of the show will be provided by secret reports on the mood of the people drawn up for the military by Helsinki civilians.

Please respect the maximum number of persons and if possible, bring a mask for yourself. Hope to see you there! :-)