Pavilion at the Karelian League summer fest

The interactive version of the pavilion installation was shown on June 16–18, 2017 at the yearly Karelian League summer fest held in the Jyväskylä Pavilion using two HTC Vive headsets. In addition Lily Díaz and Markku Reunanen gave invited speeches on digital cultural heritage at the opening seminar held on June 16.

Pavilion Video Online

We’ve just published online a short film describing the history of the Finnish Pavilion and its virtual reconstruction. See here: Texts are in both Finnish and French.

Pavilion at the Pro Finlandia Exhibition

The interactive 3D installation is part of the Pro Finlandia exhibition organized by the Finnish National Archives from December 3 2014 to June 18 2015. The exhibition is free, so go and check the most recent version at Rauhankatu 17.


President Sauli Niinistö trying the installation out at the opening (photo: Derek Fewster)

Finnish Pavilion movie screened at 32nd edition of FIFA


Pavilion movie at Paul Demarais Auditorium

The Pavilion of Finland at the 1900 World Fair in Paris movie was screened at the 32nd edition of the International Festival of Films on Art (Festival International du Film sur l’Art) held in Montreal, Canada. The event was held on Friday, March 21, 2014 at the Center for Canadian Architecture.

Finnish Pavilion at Akseli Gallen Kallela Museum

The Finnish Pavilion at the 1900 World Fair in Paris interactive virtual reality installation is on exhibition in the new exhibition, Akseli’s Treasures, at the Akseli Gallen Kallela Museum. The exhibition is about adventure and activities, or looking at art and the era of Akseli Gallen-Kallela from a child’s perspective. It runs from Sept. 21, 2012 to May 12, 2013. For more information, see:



Museum Kunstpalast

The next stop for the pavilion documentary is Museum Kunstpalast in Düsseldorf, Germany. The film is part of their Mystically Nordic exhibition, one of the biggest displays of the works of Akseli Gallen-Kallela ever to be seen in Germany. The exhibition was opened on the 2nd of June and will go on until the 9th of September.

1900 Finnish Pavilion film at Musée d’Orsay in Paris

The project recently completed a short documentary that combines historical materials with computer-generated imagery to contextualize and offer a view of the 1900 Finnish Pavilion. The film is currently being shown as part of the Akseli Gallen Kallela, A Passion for Finland exhibition at the Musée d’Orsay in Paris. The exhibition opened on February 6 and continues until May 7, 2012. For more information about the exhibition please visit the Museum’s website.

Video of Pavilion project

Ferhat Sen, Tommi Horttana, Svetlana Maras and Lily Díaz made a video to showcase the project. You can download the video here:

Project featured in PIXEL FST5

The Pavilion of Finland at the 1900 World Fair in Paris was showcased in the TV program PIXEL on 23 March. The program featured an interview with Dr. Derek Fewster, from the Department of History at the University of Helsinki.

Finnish pavilion demo

Martti Koskela and Derek Fewster demonstrate the Pavilion.

Lecture about Finnish Pavilion at Swedish Historical Society

The Swedish Historical Society cordially invites you to its first evening event this year on Monday, February 28 at 18:15. The place is The Department of Philosophy, History, Culture and Art Studies, University of Helsinki (Unioninkatu 38, Building A, room A205). The lecture is in Swedish.

Finlandspaviljongen i Paris 1900 återuppstår [The Resurrection of the Finnish Pavilion in Paris 1900]

Since 2007 the Media Lab at the School of Art and Design (Aalto University) and the Chair of History at the University of Helsinki, together with other parties, have been working with the development of a 3D-model of the Finnish pavilion at the World Fair in Paris 1900. The building, drawn by Eliel Saarinen, was demolished after the exhibition and has therefore achieved a rather legendary status in the Finnish cultural memory. Nevertheless, recent research has led to new results regarding the pavilion, its construction, context and reception. The joint venture can now exhibit the pavilion as a virtual experience, coming increasingly closer to what visitors saw in 1900.

The evening begins with a lecture by PhD Derek Fewster on historiography and virtual reality, presenting the project. After this the participants may visit the virtual pavilion. The display is possible only by special arrangement on this day.