Pia Olsson and Anna Rauhala are ethnologists specialised in cultural heritage, museum, affect, and ethnography.
Pia Olsson

I am an ethnologist interested in the everyday experiences of people and in the ways they tell about them. In my previous research, I have approached cultural heritage by examining ethnological questionnaires and their role in the process of defining cultural heritage.

Anna Rauhala

I am an ethnologist interested in material culture and the processes of constructing cultural heritage. In my doctoral thesis Neulonnan taito (Skill of Knitting) I examined the individual and societal meanings, as well as power dynamics related to knitting in Finland from the late 19th century to the present day. My research also delved into the processes of enriching museum collections and the traditional image conveyed by these collections. In the Emplacing Heritage project, I focus particularly on the potential of cultural heritage to generate personal and collective experiences of belonging, understanding of foreign cultures, and serving as a bridge for acclimatizing to new cultural environments.