With her multifaceted life's work, Tove Jansson (1914-2001) became one of the key artists in Finnish visual art during the postwar golden age of modernism.

Like her entire generation, Jansson wanted to create art in her own terms, but only few have accomplished this with such originality. As a visual artist, illustrator and author, Jansson expanded and transformed her expression tirelessly up to the last years of her life. Her works are a reflection of an entire life philosophy, eliciting enthusiastic responses from children and adults alike in all countries where her works are known.

Jansson’s immense international success made her one of the best-known Finnish artist in the world. The year 2014, with Jansson’s 100th anniversary, is another great opportunity to take a new look at her entire body of work.

To celebrate this anniversary, we have opened the “Tove 100” website portraying Tove Jansson’s art and life from different perspectives. We wish the work of this well-loved artist will inspire aspiring artists as they strive towards new accomplishments.




Tampere Art Museum

Moominvalley, permanent exhibition
Tampereen taidemuseo

Current books and other new publications

Tove Jansson: Life, Art,Work (Sort of Books)
biography by Boel Westin,Jan 2014
Tove Jansson, Labora et amare
biography, Tuula Karjalainen, 2014
(fi-Tammi, se-Schildts&Söderströms, eng-Penguin)

BBC documentary

Documentary about Tove Jansson, UK, Dec 2012
Moominland Tales: the life of Tove Jansson

Sello Library, Espoo

Moomintales every friday at 14.00, and an exhibiton corner about Tove Jansson13.12.2013-31.5.2014
Benny Törnroos 27.5.2014, 17.30 in Swedish, 18.30 in Finnish
Sello Library


Centennial Charity Project
Unicef is the official charity partner during 2014
Money will be raised by selling anniversary Moomin products

Franck Media documentary

Documentary about Moomin Characters Oy Ltd,
shown on MTV in Finland twice and in Sweden in 2014


Miminc Music; Do Re muMitrollen: Moomin Concerts

Turku City Library

Tove, book of the Month x 12
Turku City Library

Library Bus, Helsinki

Library Bus, "Skidi", illustrated with moomins.
Helsingin Kaupunginkirjasto

Mint of Finland

Tove 100- anniversary coin issued 30.1.
Mint of Finland

Tove Jansson Stamp

A Tove Jansson stamp will be released on January 31.2014

Utställningen -Tervehdys Muumilaaksosta

Touring exhibition in Pirkanmaa region museums, from February 2014 -

Moomin concerts with Benny Törnroos

Moomin concerts 26.4. Järvenpää, 3.5. Olso Norja, 29.5 Eurajoki, 7.6 Espoo, 12.6. Espoo, 30.7 Teuva, 2.8. Tolkkinen, 3.8. Mustio, 8.8. Kemiö, 16.8 Esbo, 30.8. Porvoo, 21-22.9. Espoo, 12-13.12 Espoo
Benny T

The Dancing Moominvalley

Dancing Moominvalley, Dance Theater, Oulu 19-20.5, Tampere 15.6, Viikinsaaren Paviljonki 24.6, 8.7, 22.7, 29.7, Kiuruvesi 2.10
Dance Theatre MD’s repertoire


YLE radiotheater archive, Tove Jansson reads her own books


Spareparts Puppet Theatre; Moominpappa at Sea
Spare Parts


Map of places in Helsinki that in some way relate to Tove Janssons life and art
Moomin Blog

Ateneum, Helsinki

Tove Jansson art exhibition 14.3.-7.9. 2014
The Ateneum exhibition moves to Japan for a five art museum tour (2014-2015)

Oulu City Library

Tove Jansson 100- lectures every monday at 18-19.30, 17.3-12.5.2014
Oulu City Library


Sofia, Bulgaria

Finnish Embassy Exhibition of Tove Janssons life and the Moomins
Finnish Embassy Bulgaria


Tove 100 events in Porvoo
Visit Porvoo

Tokyo, Japan

Moomin exhibition, Matsuya Ginza Departmentstore, 16.04.-06.05.2014


Schweben, Träumen, Leben

Touring exhibitions
Finnland institut
Finland days in Steinach, May-June

Oslo, Norway

The House of Literature, Tove event for the whole family 3 May 2014


Universitat de Barcelona, lectures and discussions on Tove Jansson 5.-7.5.2014 (18:30-20:30)

Nairobi, Kenya

Nairobi Cultural Festival 10.5.2014

Kraków, Poland

Tove Jansson, Stories from the Moomin Valley; Kraków Kids and Youth Literature Festival 12.5-18.5

Warsaw, Poland

Tove Jansson, Stories from the Moomin Valley; Warszawa Kids and Youth Literature Festival 19.5-25.5

Northampton, England

Royal and Derngate & Polka Theatre; Northampton , Moominsummer Madness, 22.5-1.6.2014
Royal and Derngate


Avistegnernes Hus, Galleri Oscarsborg, Oslo
Exhibition: Det store eventyret 2 4.5. - 30.9.2014
Avistegnernes Hus

Culture Festival Café Helsinki, Milano

Literary event, focus on Finland, 26.5.-2.6.2014



Miminc Music; Do Re muMitrollen: Muumi-konsertit

Helsinki, Arabia

Mugs with a history- Moomin, Arabia museum, exhibition 5.6-31.8.2014


Moominworld is open 7.6.-10.8.2014 10am-6pm and 11.-24.8.2014 at noon-6pm

Unicorn Theatre, UK

"The Summer Book", at the Unicorn Theatre, 7.-29.6.2014

London, England

Royal and Derngate & Polka Childrens Theatre
Moominsummer madness 11.06.- 16.08.2014
Polka Childrens Theatre

Erlangen, Germany

Moomin comics exhibition, The International Comic-Salon
19.6. - 22.6.2014
Comic Salon


Exhibition, Porvoo

Tove and the archipelago exhibition
Porvoo, Finland 11.7. – 30.8.2014 at Taidetehdas

Exhibition, Loviisa

Tove exhibition, Almintalo 11.7-7.9.2014
Visit Porvoo
Loviisan Taidekeskus

Schweben, Träumen, Leben

Touring exhibition
Finnland institut
Fellach, Germany, 22.7-30.9.2014

Sapporo, Japan

Moomin exhibition, Sapporo Marui Imai Departmentstore, 23.07.-03.08.2014


Photo exhibition, Porvoo

Per Olov Jansson; photo exhibition
Porvoo, Finland 8.8. - 30.9. 2014, at Kulttuuritalo Grand

Literature seminar, Porvoo, FI

Literture seminar: "All things are so very uncertain, and that's exactly what makes me feel reassured."
8. - 10.08.2014 Visit Porvoo

Hiroshima, Japan

Moomin exhibition, Hiroshima Prefectural Museum of Art, 09.08.-07.09.2014

Ateneum, Helsinki

Toves 100th birthday 9.8, performance of Toves songs and poems by Birgitta Ulfsson


Hanasaari, Espoo

Exhibition with Per Olov Jansson´s and C-G Hagström´s photographies of Tove, 5.9-27.9.2014

Gothenburg, Bok & Bibiliotek fair

The Children's Square at the book fair, Schildts & Söderströms / Raben & Sjögren / Bulls
25.09. -28.09.2014Bokmässan

YLE movie

documentary about Tove (Charlotta Airas)
autumn 2014


Schweben, Träumen, Leben

Touring exhibition
Finnland institut
Göttingen, Germany, October


New York Review Books releases the novel The Woman Who Borrows Memories, Selected Stories, in October 2014

Frankfurt Book Fair

Country of focus Finland, 8.-12.10.2014
Frankfurt Book Fair

Moomins on the Riviera

Animated feature film
premiers 10.10.2014 in Finland

Kraków, Poland

Tove Jansson, Stories from the Moomin Valley; Kraków 18th International Book Fair in Krakow 23.10-26.10

Helsinki Book Fair

Moomin Characters and Finnish publishers have a Tove Jansson stand 24.-27.10.


Schweben, Träumen, Leben

Touring exhibition
Finnland institut
Kulturtreff, Rodenbruch, Germany, November


Miminc Music; Do Re muMitrollen: Muumi-konsertit

The Nordic Library Week

The Nordic Library Week 10.11.2014, loud reading event with the theme "Trolls in the North"
Pohjoismainen kirjastoviikko

Stockholm University, Conference

Tove Jansson Centennial Conference, Stockholm University 27th-28th November 2014 Boel Westin,


Sweden, Stockholm

Theatre play based on the short story "The Fir Tree"
Iller Kulturproduktion; Stockholm

Angoulême, France

Tove and Moomin Comic strip exhibition January 2015

More events will be posted continuously

Press Kit

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