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Juulia Kauste / Museum of Finnish Architecture (MFA)
« on: September 08, 2015, 04:14:38 PM »
On her recent trip to Chile for the Finland-Chile Architecture Marathon lecture series we had the chance to chat with Juulie Kauste, the director of the Museum of Finnish Architecture (MFA) in Helsinki. “[MFA] has always had the dual mission of focusing on collecting the heritage of architecture in Finland as well as focusing on contemporary architecture both in Finland and internationally,” Kauste explained.

One of the oldest architecture-focused museums in the world, MFA is unusual in that not only do they archive the work of every Finnish architect, but they also play an active role in promoting Finnish architecture and participating in the global architectural community. At both the Shenzhen Biennale and the 2014 Venice Biennale, MFA hosted “Re-Creation,” an installation that used both traditional Finnish and Chinese construction techniques to explore the concepts of “copying” and “reinterpretation.”

“The key part of the role of the museum is to provide a platform for a discussion and debate around architecture and around the ways in which architecture matters to society,” Kauste said. “It’s very much about this idea of sharing information about architecture, making information about architecture available, but also understandable.”

See what else Kauste has to say about what the role of architecture museums should be, how the digital age is affecting museums and the benefits of cross-cultural collaboration in the full video interview above and check out some of our past coverage on MFA below.

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Re: Juulia Kauste / Museum of Finnish Architecture (MFA)
« Reply #1 on: September 14, 2015, 10:18:07 AM »
great architecture! inspiring

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Re: Juulia Kauste / Museum of Finnish Architecture (MFA)
« Reply #2 on: September 14, 2015, 10:39:32 AM »
What the role of architecture museums should be is to be thought in our country too. Our national museum need to address this issue. Recent Shadhinota Stambha museum is very contemporary in this sense. Waiting for Liberation War Museum inauguration, that will be something very inspiring!

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Re: Juulia Kauste / Museum of Finnish Architecture (MFA)
« Reply #3 on: November 22, 2015, 10:38:57 AM »
Thanks for sharing....
Md. Rasel Hossen
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Department of Natural Sciences
Daffodil International University,
Sukrabad, Dhanmondi, Dhaka-1207, Bangladesh

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Re: Juulia Kauste / Museum of Finnish Architecture (MFA)
« Reply #4 on: November 22, 2015, 03:57:35 PM »
Informative post.