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The UPM-Kymmene Cultural Foundation strives for interaction in its activities. UPM-Kymmene Foundation aims to promote the cultural heritage of the Finnish forest industry by owning, presenting and supporting related art, information and research. The Foundation has a collection of 600 works of Finnish and international art, and in addition to active collection management, the Foundation carries out cultural projects together with its founder UPM and other partners.

UPM is a pioneer in the forest industry, innovating alternatives to the fossil economy in six business areas: UPM Biorefining, UPM Energy, UPM Raflatac, UPM Specialty Papers, UPM Communication Papers and UPM Plywood. As a responsible operator, we are committed to the UN’s 1.5 degrees Celsius climate target and to science-based measures to mitigate climate change. We employ more than 17 000 people and have an annual turnover of approximately EUR 11.7 billion.

The Korkeasaari light art illuminates the darkest period of winter this year as well! Korkeasaari Zoo is a non-profit foundation that aims to conserve endangered species and biodiversity. When you visit Korkeasaari, you help us make the world a better place for wild animals!

Marimekko is a Finnish lifestyle design house celebrated for its original prints and colors.
In 2024, Marimekko celebrates the 60th anniversary of the design icon Unikko. Maija Isola’s Unikko is not only a much-loved pattern around the world but also a connection between Ateneum and Marimekko. Isola was studying at Suomen Taideakatemian koulu, Ateneum when Armi Ratia discovered her for Marimekko. Now, Maija Isola returns to Ateneum as her most famous work, Unikko, is projected onto the art museum’s façade to celebrate the Colour & Light – The Legacy of Impressionism exhibition. A masterpiece of Finnish neo-impressionism, Alfred William Finch’s pointillist painting Orchard at La Louvière meets the Unikko pattern in a light installation by Katri Tikkanen and Matti Ahopelto. Unikko at La Louvière, created using the pointillism technique, is a tribute to colors, the joy of life, and Finnish design and visual arts.

Ateneum is an internationally renowned and respected art museum and a much-loved meeting place for art and people, attracting hundreds of thousands of visitors every year. Ateneum is part of the National Gallery, together with the Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art and the Sinebrychoff Art Museum. The National Gallery is responsible for Finnish art from the 17th century to modern art. In practice, this means almost 30 000 national treasures.
The collection exhibition “A Question of Time” contributes to the social debate of the 21st century through its thematic choices. At the same time, it explores how the country’s oldest and most extensive art collection can feel both our own and shared – by all of us. Popular temporary exhibitions showcase international and domestic art. Together with current research, they offer visitors new insights and perspectives.

Toyota’s vision is to lead the way to a new future of mobility. Toyota introduced the world’s first mass-produced hybrid car more than 25 years ago and since then more than 20 million Toyota hybrid cars have been sold worldwide. Along the way, Toyota has introduced self-charging hybrids, fully electric cars and the hydrogen-powered fuel cell car Toyota Mirai.

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