Juminkeko is the information centre dedicated to the Kalevala and the Karelian culture. Located in the hearth of Kuhmo, Juminkeko is the best place to start exploring the local culture. Join our guided tour and get to know the Finnish epic and the Karelia of the White Sea. Juminkeko offers a variety of exhibitions, short movies and cultural events. It also arranges cultural trips to the Karelia of the White Sea. The centre features a small shop with books, postcards and jewels.
88900 KUHMO (FINLAND)
VIDEO: Viena's villages in FinlandJuminkeko
The video shows the villages of Rimpi, Hietajärvi and Kuivajärvi, which influenced significantly the birth of the Finnish cultural identity. Length: 11:40
VIDEO: Viena's runosinging traditionJuminkeko
A short movie that tells about the runosonging tradition of the Karelia of the White Sea. Length: 16:15 min
VIDEO: The culture of the Karelia of the White SeaJuminkeko
This short movie tells extensively about the Karelia of the White Sea and its culture. Length: 15:28 min
VIDEO: The birth of the KalevalaJuminkeko
This short movie explains how the Kalevala was born and points out the significant contribution of the runosong villages of the Karelia of the White Sea in this process. Length: 15:27 min
VIDEO: Stories from KajaaniJuminkeko
This video tells about the 20 years Lönnrot spent in Kajaani. Length: 19 min
VIDEO: Kuhmo and the KarelianismJuminkeko
This video explores the relationship between Kuhmo and the phenomenon of Karelianism. The famous karelianist Akseli Gallen Kallela started his journey to Karelia from Kuhmo, where he painted his Aino Myth triptych. Length: 17:30 min
VIDEO: Kalevala narrativesJuminkeko
The contents of the Kalevala in less than half an hour. Length: 25:00 min
The video tells about Haikola village, one of the best preserved in all the Karelia of the White Sea. Haikola was also the birthplace of the Karelian writer Ortjo Stepanov. Length: 13:36 min
QUELEVALA: Time of miraclesJuminkeko
Massive wooden and ceramic installation by sculptors Hannes Aleksi and Antía Sánchez
Come and play kyykkä, an old traditional Karelian game!
Karelianism seminar 16.09.2023 – 17.09.2023
Art exhibition VirrentakojatJuminkeko
Art exhibition Virrentakojat. EXHIBITION OPENING Fri 12.01.2024 klo 18. Welcome!