A modern music museum and gallery of honour to Finnish music is being opened in the Mall of Tripla in the fall of 2019. The Finnish music and its artists are being displayed in this functional museum that uses current technology in its displays. The museum opens in October of 2019 in the Mall of Tripla in Pasila, Helsinki. In the heart of the museum is the gallery of honour, where some of Finland’s most beloved musicians and their work are chosen to be displayed. The museum also offers nostalgic journeys to musical memories, musical fun facts and the possibility to participate in music-making, singing and dancing.
The new music museum is an addition to the Nordic chain of music museums. The museums include the Ragnarock in Roskilde in Denmark, the Rockheim in Trondheim in Norway and the ABBA-museum in Stockholm in Sweden. The name of the museum is inspired by the world famous Hall of Fame museums. It invites the visitors to get to know the stars of the Finnish music industry, both world-known stars and locally beloved artists.
All genres in one gallery of honour
The Finnish version of the gallery of honour is unique.
“The gallery of honour displays the top of the music industry with everyone from conductors to rap-artists, heavy-metal bands to folk musicians, symphonies to schlager-songs. The museum combines classical and popular music and offers an opportunity to discover new things in an open-minded way”, says the chairman of the board of the Finnish Hall of Fame museum, Mikko Vanni.
The choices for the gallery of honour are made by a committee of Finnish musicians and experts. The committee led by Minister Lauri Tarasti includes e.g. the Union for musicians, music producers, Teosto, Gramex, Suomen Säveltäjät, the Sibelius-academy, Musiikkiarkisto, Musiikkitalo, Tampere-talo, Pomus, Sulasol, Kansallisooppera, the Sibelius museum, the Finnish folk music union and the union of Finnish music institutes.
The first partnership contracts of the music museum signed
The main partner of the music museum is the national museum of Finland. Director-general Elina Anttila sees the new partnership as a possibility to preserve and promote the image of Finnish music:
“Finnish music has built the international identity of Finland worldwide. The artists of classical and popular-music have shaped the image of our country and awaken the interest in the Finnish nature, culture and history around the world”.
The museum will also recieve the unique archive material from many centuries from the Finnish television channel Yle. The content manager of the project will be the researcher-producer of the Helsinki city museum Jere Jäppinen, who also produced the popular Musiikkia! exhibition in Hakasalmi, Helsinki in 2015-2017.
L Fashion Group is the first main company partner of the Finnish Music Hall of Fame.
“I wait for the opening of the music museum and the upcoming collaboration with excitement. All of our chain stores in the Mall of Tripla e.g. the Luhta Brand Store, Top Sport, Aleksi 13 and Your Face will be an active part of this project” says the CEO of L Fashion Group Vesa Luhtanen. The commercial contract negotiations of the museum will officially begin in January of 2018.
Technology creates new experiences
In the Finnish Music Hall of Fame the modern technology plays a big role alongside the pictures and objects. This allows the space to constantly change into new and interesting music and museum experiences. One of the objectives of the music museum is to showcase and spread the virtual reality and augmented reality of young Finnish tech-companies and offer a new way to experience music, song and dance.
The main partner in creating the virtual experiences at the music museum is the Helsinki based company Teatime Research ltd., who will develop experiences of virtual and augmented reality at the museum. The company is known for the execution of the Aleppo-Helsinki Virtual Reality experience, that got plenty of attention from the media.
Other techonological partners of the music museum are Arilyn, MFabrik and Taction Enterprises. With the musical glove developed by these companies anyone can play music without effort.
The technical head designer of the museum will be Timo Muurinen, who also developed a similar project at the Moomin-museum in Tampere, Finland. Interior designer Linda Vanni will be in charge of the exhibition’s architecture in collaboration with Risto Hakomäki from the national museum of Finland.
Tripla to become the new city centre of Helsinki
The music museum is part of the new Mall of Tripla, a huge city centre that will open at the same time as the museum in the fall of 2019 in Pasila, Helsinki.
“Tripla will become the new city centre of Helsinki and “the heart of Helsinki”. Tripla is unique by its accessability. Every four Finnish person will reach Tripla within thirty minutes and the annual amount of visitors will surpass the 40 million limit. The music museum with its musical themed restaurants and museum stores is a significant part of the experience of the Mall of Tripla for both national and international guests” says the says the commercial development manager Pirjo Aalto.
Finnish Music Hall of Fame chairman Mikko Vanni, tel +358 400 422 751
minister, Finnish Music Hall of Fame president of the election committee Lauri Tarasti, tel +358 50 568 7300
content manager Jere Jäppinen, tel +358 50 325 5440