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InterActive History project launches a business program for museums

The InterActive History project launches a business program for local museums and everyone interested in museum development and historic heritage. From January through March a series of Q&A programs will be broadcast live. These programs will present the InterActive History project results and explore important issues such as how to […]


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The InterActive History project presents its results to local residents

The InterActive History project starts a series of events to close the year and feature the achieved results. The project is aimed at introducing new interactive services in participating museums based on research and interpretation of local cultural heritage. Therefore, the upcoming events are focused on involving local communities in […]


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A new interactive exhibition Kirjalar. The Seven Runes in Kurkijoki

The Kurkijoki Local History Center welcomes its new permanent exhibition Kirjalar. The Seven Runes which was created through the InterActive History international project. The exhibition is devoted to the history of the northwestern part of Lake Lagoda region in the Middle Ages. Here you can find out who the kirjalar […]


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North Karelian Museum published Utra’s mobile guides

North Karelian Museum has published Utra’s mobile guides on June 18th 2020. Utra is a district in the city of Joensuu. Utra’s mobile guides include three different mobile guide routes that showcase Utra’s history from different angles. The selection of routes includes industrial history and the daily life of different […]


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Installation of a new exhibition in Kurkijoki is ongoing

A new exhibition will soon open at the Kurkijoki local history center as part of the InterActive History project. It is devoted to the history of the Ladoga Lake area (its northwestern part), the village of Kurkijoki and Lopotti hillfort. Prior to installation, the premises of the Kurkijoki center were […]


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A new exhibition in the National Museum of the Republic of Karelia has opened

National Museum of the Republic of Karelia within the framework of the InterActive History project of the Karelia Cross-Border Cooperation Programme has opened an updated permanent exhibition hall! The “In accordance with the Empres’s Decree” hall, familiar to our regular visitors, is supplemented by the interactive section “The Round Square […]


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Cooperation with schools in Joensuu

North Karelian Museum’s InterActive History project has had lively cooperation with local schools during the autumn semester. Project Coordinator Reetta-Mari Kellokoski has been as teacher in the optional course in Utra School. The course is called ‘Secrets of Utra’ and it is about getting to know local history and cultural […]