National Museum of Finland returns Sámi cultural heritage

Around 2,200 Sámi objects have made their way home to Lapland. Photo: Nikola Johnny Mirkovic / Unsplash
Advertisements

The Finnish National Museum has returned its Sámi collection to a Sámi museum in the Finnish region of Lapland.

Around 2,200 objects that made up the collection have been returned to the Sámi museum Siida in the municipality of Enare, which borders Norwegian towns Kautokeino, Karasjok, and Sør-Varanger.

“We know that these objects and their return are of great importance to the Sámi community. This is a cultural celebration for all of us,” said Finland’s Minister of Culture and Science, Antti Kurvinen.

In connection with the restoration of cultural heritage, there will be a separate exhibition at the National Museum of Finland in collaboration with the Sámi Museum and representatives from the Sámi community in Finland.

Source: ©️ NTB Scanpix / #NorwayTodayTravel

Do you have a news tip for Norway Today? We want to hear it. Get in touch at info@norwaytoday.no

Advertisements

Be the first to comment on "National Museum of Finland returns Sámi cultural heritage"

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published.


*