Tove and the Archipelago Exhibition in Porvoo

On one of our days to Finland, we decided to travel to Porvoo to see the Tove and the Archipelago exhibtion at the Art Factory. It was about an hour away on the bus from Kamppi bus station in Helsinki, then about a ten minute walk to get to the exhibition. It was a gorgeous day and Porvoo is one of Finland’s second oldest towns, so we had a bit of an explore and took some pictures.

The images below of Tove Jansson, Tuulikki Pietilä and Klovharu are mainly taken from a computer screen that was tucked away in a corner at the exhibition, but they were so fascinating and I don’t think I’d seen any of them before, so I’m sorry for the bad quality images but I couldn’t not take pictures as they’re so rare!

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We stopped at the cafe on the left above for drinks, I didn’t realise we were actually on a boat until Tomm told me!

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Outside the exhibition, a sand sculpture was erected but apparently some youths destroyed it :( the Groke was the most in-tact…

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Map of where Klovharu is located.

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Inspiration for the Moomin house?

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Tove Jansson and Tuulikki Pietilä’s actual boat they used to sail to Klovharu!

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See more events in Porvoo at the Visit Porvoo website.

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5 responses to “Tove and the Archipelago Exhibition in Porvoo”

  1. Eimear says:

    Wow, such an obscure location! You really are a true fan (unlike me who just likes every cute character in existence) <3

  2. Niina says:

    I went to Klovharu last year and it was such a beautiful place. Thanks for posting all the photos, they’re great :)

  3. Tailynn says:

    That’s 2 clever by half and 2×2 clever 4 me. Thnaks!

  4. Haha. I woke up down today. You’ve cheered me up!

  5. Sammy says:

    Nice site you have and good pics etc. :)

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