Collection and archival services closed until 31.8.2017
Due to removal of Pori Art Museum’s largest storage space these services are closed until autumn 2017.
The audience can explore collections in the exhibition OPEN STORAGE – REMEMBERING FOR THE FUTURE 03.03.2017 - 25.02.2018.
Memory and its processes have in recent years become increasing prominent in the exploration of the preconditions of human creativity and problem solving. OPEN STORAGE – Remembering for the Future is the main exhibition at the Pori Art Museum during the centenary of Finnish independence, FINLAND 100. The exhibition highlights the past and the present as both sources and facilitators of the future. Investigating art and the art museum as an institution in surprising and novel ways, the exhibition features a display of the museum collections in its main gallery, Hall. Eschewing conventional exhibition concepts, the show instead presents a layered whole that consists of processes and which gives the public a glimpse into the core of museum work: the management of collections and archives. It also highlights the complexities of the constant flux of phenomena in art and the history of interpretation and reinterpretation over the decades.
The exhibition will be mounted in stages during the spring and will open in ist entirety on 1 June 2017.