Architecture by Alvar Aalto 6 The Alvar Aalto Museum


The booklets in this series present buildings and groups of buildings designed by Alvar Aalto.

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The seed of the museum which bears Alvar Aalto’s name was sown in 1966, when a museum association was set up to promote the foundation of an art museum in Jyväskylä. Alvar Aalto himself acted as the designer of the museum, but he did not want the museum to be filled with his own work, rather that it should operate as a lively and effective centre for art generally.

The Alvar Aalto Museum is located adjacent to the Museum of Central Finland, also designed by Alvar Aalto and completed in 1957, and on the same site.

In 40 years, the Alvar Aalto Museum has expanded from an art museum into the world’s most northerly museum specialising in architecture, with a permanent exhibition showing the work of Alvar Aalto’s office throughout its whole history, from the small office at Aino and Alvar’s home in Jyväskylä to the large office which became an international architectural institution.

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Weight 0.192 kg
Dimensions 21 × 21 × 1 cm


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