On Generating and Maintaining an Innovative Organizational Culture

How do successful organizations cultivate creativity? And what is it that makes generating and maintaining an outstanding organizational culture so challenging? The organization’s capacity to innovate, as well as its creativity and connectivity are increasingly highlighted as essential for success. The concepts of “innovation environment” or “innovation ecosystem” are referred to very often in this … Continue reading On Generating and Maintaining an Innovative Organizational Culture

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Reconsidering the Priorities of Museum Practice

The question I ask myself every now and then, is – as Michael Edson put it, visiting Helsinki last autumn – if there exists “a bias” in the museum industry of “getting a person in front of the artwork” in a museum setting? And if this is true, should we reconsider and revise the priorities … Continue reading Reconsidering the Priorities of Museum Practice

On the Transformative Potential of Art Online

So I took part in a seminar exploring the potential of digital art collections organized by the Finnish National Gallery yesterday. Many of the talks given in the event seemed to echo the industry expert Jasper Visser’s words: “the future of museums is about attitude, not technology”. I could not agree more. I think the … Continue reading On the Transformative Potential of Art Online

New Year, New Challenges

I am currently looking for new work-related opportunities. In the meanwhile, I still continue working on the research publication of the Finnish National Gallery, http://research.fng.fi, this year. ... As the future holds some new challenges, so does the present. I still have got my master’s thesis to finish, and that might take some time. I … Continue reading New Year, New Challenges

On the Finnish Art Consumer

The Finnish National Gallery recently conducted a research on its audience online. Around 500 Finnish people of ages 18-69 years were interviewed for this study. … This research finds that, in general, “art” is of at least “some interest” to around half of the population in Finland (49% of the respondents), and a remarkable amount … Continue reading On the Finnish Art Consumer

A Tempest in a Coke Bottle and the School Of Disobedience

Over two hundred people, including prominent cultural figures, have signed an online petition demanding that the Sinebrychoff Art Museum end its “Coca-Cola Bottle 100 years” exhibition. They accuse the museum, part of the Finnish National Gallery network, of advertising for a global brand and forgetting its original role as an art gallery. ... The man … Continue reading A Tempest in a Coke Bottle and the School Of Disobedience