In April 2019 InterActive History project manager Elena Kholodkova and coordinators Artem Stepanov and Natalia Sidorova from the Creative industries and cultural tourism development fund visited Joensuu and Outokumpu to meet with Finnish partners from the North Karelian Museum and the Outokumpu Mining Museum.
In Joensuu Reetta-Mari Kellokoski and Iiris Heino guided the Russian partners through the North Karelian Museum and its permanent exhibition about the history of Karelia. A tour continued in the Utra historic district of Joensuu, which is a project location.
In Outokumpu Merja Marin, the director of the Outokumpu Mining Museum, showed the Russian partners all exhibition spaces of the museum, the old mine and the former concentration plant.
During the visits partners discussed the progress of the project on both sides of the border and the upcoming activities.
The InterActive History project is a joint effort of six museums in Russia and Finland. The project is implemented in the partnership with the Ministry of culture of the Republic of Karelia within the framework of the Karelia CBC Program. The lead partner of the project is the Creative Industries and Cultural Tourism Development Fund (Petrozavodsk).
Karelia CBC Programme is financed by the European Union, the Russian Federation and the Republic of Finland