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.
Moominvalley, permanent exhibition
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)
Documentary about Tove Jansson, UK, Dec 2012
Moominland Tales: the life of Tove Jansson
A journey into the world of Tove Jansson, online exhibition arranged by The Finnish Association of Art Schools for Children and Young People 19.5.-31.12.2014
Miminc Music; Do Re muMitrollen: Muumi-konsertit
Centennial Charity Project
Unicef is the official charity partner during 2014
Money will be raised by selling anniversary Moomin products
Mint of Finland; Tove Jansson two-euro commemorative coin 16.6.2014
Mint of Finland
Documentary about Moomin Characters Oy Ltd,
shown on MTV in Finland twice and in Sweden in 2014
Miminc Music; Do Re muMitrollen: Moomin Concerts
Library Bus, "Skidi", illustrated with moomins.
Tove 100- anniversary coin issued 30.1.
Mint of Finland
A Tove Jansson stamp will be released on January 31.2014
Touring exhibition in Pirkanmaa region museums, from February 2014 -
Muumikonsertteja: 9.10.2014 klo 18.00, Kerava , 12.10.2014 kl. 14.00, Kråkö , 23.11 Pohjanmaan messut, 12-13.12 Espoo, Sellosali- Muumien Kaunis Maa- Balen i Mumindalen- juhlavuoden päätöskonsertti
Dancing Moominvalley, Tampere Hällä-näyttämö: 16.9, 19.9, Teatteri Provinssi, Salo: 14.9, Kiuruvesi 2.10, Kerhola, Nokia: 11.10, Jyväskylä City Theater: 16.11
Dance Theatre MD’s repertoire
YLE radiotheater archive, Tove Jansson reads her own books
Spareparts Puppet Theatre; Moominpappa at Sea
Map of places in Helsinki that in some way relate to Tove Janssons life and art
Tove Jansson art exhibition 14.3.-7.9. 2014
The Ateneum exhibition moves to Japan for a five art museum tour (2014-2015)
Tove 100 events in Porvoo
Avistegnernes Hus, Galleri Oscarsborg, Oslo
Exhibition: Det store eventyret 2 4.5. - 30.9.2014
Fellach, Germany, 22.7-30.9.2014
"The Book about Moomin, Mymble and Little My" exhibition: 25.8-22.9 City Library Uppsala, 29.9-24.10 City Library Borås, 31.10-28.11 City Library Sundsvall, 6.12-18.1.2015 City Library Umeå
Humanistic Library; Tove Jansson 100 years- exhibition, 8.5.2014-20.9.2014
Per Olov Jansson; photo exhibition
Porvoo, Finland 8.8. - 30.9. 2014, at Kulttuuritalo Grand
Eva Monthén: Klovharu in words and photo- photo exhibition 28.8-19.9.2014
Sanviken municipality, "Bokomotivet-tuffar vidare", reading project for children, autumn 2014
Exhibition with Per Olov Jansson´s and C-G Hagström´s photographies of Tove, 5.9-27.9.2014
Plovdiv, Bulgaria: Tove Jansson-Art and Life exhibition 5.9-19.9.204
Moominland Midwinter theatre play, premiere 6.9.2014
Moomin Festival in Friedberg, Germany 14.9-3.10.2014
Tampere City Library: Lectures every Wednesday 10.9-12.11. at 6.15 p.m.- 8 p.m.
The Finnish Institute for Childrens Literature
Moomin Exhibition 13.9-26.10.2014
Turku City Library Youth department Stoori: 16.9-30.10.2014 "Muumien uudet seikkaliut!" exhibition, Moomin artwork made by Turku Steiner-schools 9th grade pupils
The Publishing house Sets book " Brev från Tove Jansson" by authors Helen Svensson and Boel Westin
Jyväskylä University- "Tove Jansson- more than just Moomins" 15.9- 15.11.2014
Theater Viirus, Tales from Moominvalley puppet theater, opening 19.9.2014
Sytkyt puppet theater, performances for Finnish children in Sweden at the Libraries: 20.9. Farsta, 22.9. Eskilstuna, 23.9. Botkyrka, 24.9. Haninge
The Swedish publishing company Max Ström is publishing a book about Tove Janssons life in photographs, 24.9.2014
The Children's Square at the book fair, Schildts & Söderströms / Raben & Sjögren / Bulls
Who will comfort Toffle, 27.9-13.11.2014
Gothenburg City Library, 30.9 and 1.9. at 7 p.m. "Tove Jansson- Den avslöjade tröstaren." Birgitta Ulfsson tells stories and sings accompanied by Lowe Petterson
documentary about Tove (Charlotta Airas)
Göttingen, Germany, October
New York Review Books releases the novel The Woman Who Borrows Memories, Selected Stories, in October 2014
Turku Book Fair, Tove Jansson exhibition arranged by Åbo Akademi University´s Library 3-5.10.2014
Turku Book Fair
The City Library Braunschweig presents a picture book cinema on the Frankfurt Book Fair (8-12.10.2014) of the book Mumin malt win Bild/ Pieni Muumilukemisto- Muumipeikko rakentaa ja maalaa
St. Petersburg State University: 9-11.10.2014 Tove Jansson seminar: "Philosophical experience of children’s literature: Moomins and the others"
Animated feature film
premiers 10.10.2014 in Finland
Copenhagen Culture Night 10.10.2014, different Moomin programs for children at Vesterbro Library
Tampereen seudun työväenopisto: Moomin and Tampere, public lecture 22.10, Travelling with the Moomins- Moomin stories for children aged 7-10 years 4.10, Moominvalley in November- Reading circle for adults 8 ja 15.11, Community singing in the spirit of Tove Jansson 11.10, Moomins in exhibitions 20.10-15.11
Tamepereen seudun työväenopisto
Tove Jansson, Stories from the Moomin Valley; Kraków 18th International Book Fair in Krakow 23.10-26.10
Tove Jansson exhibition, Yokohama Sogo Museum 23.10.-30.11.2014
Moomin Characters and Finnish publishers have a Tove Jansson stand 24.-27.10.
Kulturtreff, Rodenbruch, Germany, November
Miminc Music; Do Re muMitrollen: Muumi-konsertit
Vernissa, Vantaa 3-14.11.2014 Eva Monthén "Klovharu- oma maailmansa" photo exhibition
The Nordic Library Week 10.11.2014, loud reading event with the theme "Trolls in the North"
Moomin mini- exhibition for children at Katrineholm Library 10-30.11.2014
Sytkyt Puppet Theater: Pori Library 10-11.11 and 14.11
Sytkyt Puppet Theater: Tampere Art Museum 15.11 at 2 and 4.30 p.m.
Jyväskylän Lasten Lysti; Dance Theater MD; The Dancing Mominvalley 16.11.2014 at 5 p.m.
Unesco Headquarter, Paris, "Tove Janssons Moominbooks" exhibition 17-21.11.2014
Tove Jansson Centennial Conference, Stockholm University 27th-28th November 2014 Boel Westin, firstname.lastname@example.org
Theatre play based on the short story "The Fir Tree"
Iller Kulturproduktion; Stockholm
Tove and Moomin Comic strip exhibition January 2015
Moomin Exhibition 11-25.12.2014
Tove Jansson Exhibition, Hokkaido Obihiro Museum of Art, 13.12.2014-15.2.2015
Tove Jansson Exhibition, Niigata Bandajima Art Museum, 18.2-6.5.2015
Tove Jansson Exhibition, Kitakyushu Museum of Art 23.5-5.7.2015
Tove Jansson Exhibition, Abeno Harukasu Museum of Art 25.7-27.9.2015
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