Tagged: Finland


Depicting Finland’s 100 years, or the coin controversy

In early April, the Finnish Ministry of Finance announced its anniversary coinage, celebrating 100 years of Finland’s independence. The coinage was to depict scenes from the country’s history. Controversy struck quickly: the first coin, representing the Finnish civil war, features a soldier about to be shot at close range. However,...


Interactive history at Fiskars Museum, Finland

Fiskars Museum is located in the ironworks village of Fiskars, western Finland. The Fiskars company is known worldwide for their iconic orange-headed scissors; today, Fiskars encompasses brands such as Royal Copenhagen and Iittala. The Fiskars Museum brings forth the history of the company and its struggles in the nineteenth century,...