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Press release: Presidents and their spouses present their favourite works in Ateneum’s audio guide


Visitors to the Treasures of the Palaceexhibition at the Ateneum Art Museum have the chance to listen to an audio guide narrated by Finnish presidents and their spouses, each describing a work of art that they personally selected from the art displayed at the Presidential Palace. The presidents and their spouses themselves narrated the audio guide in Finnish, in addition to which Swedish and English versions have also been recorded.

The audio guide can be listened to beside each work using headsets that can be rented at the museum. Ateneum’s audio guides can also be listened to freely on the museum’s website: www.ateneum.fi/en/audioguide_en

Selected works of art

Sauli Niinistö, President of the Republic of Finland (2012– )
Pekka Halonen: Boy on the Shore (1891). Ateneum Art Museum.

Mrs. Jenni Haukio
Akseli Gallen-Kallela: Snowscape (1900). Ateneum Art Museum.

President Tarja Halonen (Presidentof the Republic 2000–2012)
Elin Danielson-Gambogi: Young Mother (1885). Ateneum Art Museum.

Professor Pentti Arajärvi
Albert Edelfelt: The Nyländska Jaktklubben Harbour in Helsinki (1899). Ateneum Art Museum.

President Martti Ahtisaari (President of the Republic 1994–2000)
Wladimir Swertschkoff: Peasant Matts Kankkonen (1856). Imperial art collection.

Mrs. Eeva Ahtisaari
Timo Vuorikoski: Portrait of Eeva Ahtisaari (1995). Office of the President of the Republic.

President Mauno Koivisto (President of the Republic 1982–1994)
Albert Edelfelt: From a Copenhagen Anchorage III (1890). Imperial art collection. (Narrated by Mrs. Tellervo Koivisto.)

Mrs. Tellervo Koivisto
Aukusti Uotila: Flower Girl (1885). Ateneum Art Museum.

Narrators of the audio guide in Swedish: Marjorita Huldén and Peik Stenberg
Narrators of the audio guide in English: Heather Ross-Sirola and Stewart Gray

Producer: Satu Itkonen

Treasures of the Palace 12.04-01.09.2013

Ateneum Art Museum Kaivokatu 2, 00100 Helsinki, www.ateneum.fi
Open: Tue & Fri 10-18; Wed & Thu 10-20; Sat & Sun 11-17, Mon closed
Tickets: €12/10, free admission for visitors under the age of 18
Tickets in advance:Lippupalvelu outlets and online shop, www.lippupalvelu.fi

Further information: Marja Istala Kumpunen, Communications Manager, tel. +358 (0)50 555 3551, mik@ateneum.fi


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