Olofsborg by Kai Nordberg

June 20, 2023 4:26 pm Published by

We asked photographer Kai Nordberg to tell the story behind this poster in his own words: ”In the summer of 1958, I was 22 years old then, I worked as an assistant at the photo studio Aho & Soldan. When summer was up I told photgrapher Heikki Ahtola that I’m heading for Savonlinna for a […]

Poster of Olavinlinna, Finland

Olavinlinna by Väinö Blomstedt

December 7, 2018 1:34 pm Published by

After our great poster exhibition at the National Museum in Finland closed in 2017 we received an e-mail from the US: ”I have something you might be interested in”. It was a Finn-American writing, and he surely was right. In the 1980s he had bought a Finnish travel poster from a collector in NYC. It […]

Savonlinna Opera Festival

December 7, 2018 11:58 am Published by

The birth of the Savonlinna Opera Festival ties in closely with the emerging Finnish identity and Finland’s striving for independence at the beginning of the 20th century. Attending a political meeting in Olavinlinna Castle in 1907 (the year in which Finland democratically elected its first Parliament by universal suffrage), the Finnish soprano Aino Ackté, already […]