The North Karelian Provincial Museum i
s located in the centre of the Joensuu city in the culture and tourist centre Carelicum.
The challenging task of the North Karelia Museum is to study and communicate the history and culture of Karelian on both sides of the present-day border. In late January 2011 the new permanent exhibition will consider ideas as diverse as wars, the Karelian evacuation and the history of sauna. The “On the Road in Karelia” exhibition will convey the region’s centuries-long history and rich culture, everyday life, manors as well as the city of Joensuu. The oldest artifact in the show is a ski once left behind in Tuupovaara.
Joensuu Art Museum
Within ist walls the Joensuu Art Museum boasts multicultural international collections. A visit to the museum conveys you from one epoch to another: from the Classical Age to post-war Finnish modernism. The museum is situated in a handsome neo-renaissance building, build in 1894 and designed by architect Theodor Decker, buildt in 1894.
In addition to the permanent exhibition, the museum arranges ten temporary exhibitions of Finnish or foreign art every year. Joensuu Art Museum, Kirkkokatu 23