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Museum for family (KA 493)
Funded by Karelia ENPI 2007-2013

Objective of the project

The objective of the project was to improve the cultural competence and cultural self-identification of children from the Republic of Karelia and North Karelia.

Main activities

• Survey on level of cultural competence and satisfaction with museum services in the National museum in RK and North Karelian Museum. • Reconstruction of premises of the RK National Museum and Carelicum, replication of traditional izba interior, recreation of copies of traditional tools, toys etc. • Development of educational and leisure program for implementation in a family room. • Photography trip around the Republic of Karelia and North Karelia and North Karelia region for organization of family portrait exhibition. • Recording of audio CD with songs in Karelian, Russian and Finnish for creation of language atmosphere.


Both in National Museum of the Republic of Karelia and North Karelia Museum there are now recreational and educational family spaces working year-round. The project reached all goals set and surpassed some of expected numbers (over 3000 visitors came to museum playrooms during project implementation instead of planned 600). Feedback from parents who visited playrooms shows that general public approves this work and values project results. Playrooms provide grounds for ethnic and cultural education of children.

Basic information



2011-04-09 - 2014-04-08

Total Budget / Programme funding

302 438 € / 272 179 €

Lead partner

Karelian Education Development Fund (audit center)
Lead partner web-site


National Museum of the Republic of Karelia
City of Joensuu / North Karelian Museum