Art and culture of the academic tradition – The University’s Night of the Arts

Night of the Arts at the University will open the doors of the University of Helsinki’s Main Building to reveal the secrets of the art and culture of academic traditions.

The evening will feature walking tours of hidden rooms and the University’s sculpture collection, music and poetry written for conferment ceremonies performed in the magnificent Great Hall, as well as student choirs performing in the vestibule of the grand entrance lobby of the Main Building facing Senate Square. The University Museum will remain open until 21.00, and in addition to seeing the exhibition, visitors may hear Virpi Hämeen-Anttila describe what she finds most interesting about Zachris Topelius, the 19th century Finnish author. There will also be a screening of the film Oi aika, vanha kultainen from 1942, which was filmed in central University buildings and focuses on student celebrations on the eve of May Day.

UniCafe Student Restaurant serves visitors until 7pm.

Mark 23 August 2018 in your calendar – from 17.00 to 21.30, you will have a genuine, authentic academic evening at the University! Registration opens August 9.

Programme: Art and culture of the academic tradition – The University’s Night of the Arts

17.00: From Apollo to Artemis – The University’s sculpture collection.

The guided tour of the old side of the Main Building will begin in the lobby at Unioninkatu 34 (in Finnish). Please register here!

17.00: Treasures from the interiors on the new side of the Main Building.

The guided tour will begin in the second-floor lobby of Fabianinkatu 33 (in Finnish). Please register here!

18.00: Treasures from the interiors on the new side of the Main Building.

The guided tour will begin in the second-floor lobby of Fabianinkatu 33 (in English). Please register here!

18.00: Treasures from the interiors on the new side of the Main Building.

The guided tour will begin in the second-floor lobby of Fabianinkatu 33 (in English). Please register here!

18.00: Film screening, Oi aika, vanha kultainen (1942) at the University Museum (in Finnish).

19.00: From Apollo to Artemis – The University’s sculpture collection.

The guided tour of the old side of the Main Building will begin in the lobby at Unioninkatu 34 (in English). Please register here!

19.45: Author meeting at the Museum (Virpi Hämeen-Anttila).

18.30: The words and music of conferment: Music and poems written for conferment ceremonies performed in the Great Hall, Enter through Unioninkatu 34.

20.00: An evening of academic choruses

A cappella quartets from student nation choirs will perform in the entrance lobby facing Senate Square (Unioninkatu 34).

17.00–21.00: Experience the history of the University’s Great Hall in virtual reality!

See a sedan chair used in conferment ceremonies, a ceremonial whetting stone for doctoral swords as well as posters depicting the history of the University.

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