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

Online exhibition

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

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

Muumikonsertteja: 2.7 Pellinki, 30.7 Teuva, 2.8. Mustio, Muumit Mustion Linnassa 3.8. Tolkkinen, , 8.8. Kemiö Villa Lande, 9.-10.8.2014 Tove100! Lontoo, Covent Garden, 14.8.2014 Turku/Åbo, Taiteiden yö, 16.8 Espoo, Saaristolaispäivät, 30.8. Porvoo, Moon River, 21-22.9. Espoon kulttuurikeskus, 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
Benny T

The Dancing Moominvalley

Dancing Moominvalley, Viikinsaaren Paviljonki 24.6, 8.7, 22.7, 29.7, Lasten Meripäivät, Kotka: 26.7, Tampere, Hällä-näyttämö: 16.9, 19.9, 10.9, 11.9, 12.9, 17.9, 18.9, 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
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


Tove 100 events in Porvoo
Visit Porvoo


Sweden, Stockholm

Danderyd Library, Tove Jansson exhibition, June-August 2014


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

London, England

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

Helsinki, Arabia

Mugs with a history- Moomin, Arabia museum, exhibition 5.6-14.9.2014
Arabia Designmuseo


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

Yonago City Museum of Art, Japan

Moomin Exhibition 14.6-13.7.2014

Exhibition, Turku

Tove Jansson exhibition in Åbo Akademi University´s Library 21.5-15.9.2014
Åbo Akademi

Finland, Tampere

Viktor "Faffan" Jansson exhibition in Tampere-talo 11.6-17.8.2014, arranged by Tampere Art Museum
Tampereen Taidemuseo

Varna, Bulgaria

Tove Jansson- Life and Art Exhibition 26.6-9.7.2014


"The Book about Moomin, Mymble and Little My" exhibition: 14.6-9.8 City Library Gothenburg, 15-22.8 Malmö culture festival, 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

Gothenburg, Sweden

Humanistic Library; Tove Jansson 100 years- exhibition, 8.5.2014-20.9.2014

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

London, England

Tove Jansson exhibition with Per-Olov Janssons and C-G Hagströms photographs at the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London 15.7-24.8.2014
Special Screenings of the movie Moomin and Midsummer Madness at the ICA 9th and 10th of August 2014
Axiom Films
Institute of Contemporary Arts

Schweben, Träumen, Leben

Touring exhibition
Finnland institut
Fellach, Germany, 22.7-30.9.2014

Sapporo, Japan

Moomin exhibition, Sapporo Marui Imai Departmentstore, 23.07.-04.08.2014

Slovenia, children´s art and literary works contest

September 6 at 11 am, venue Kinodvor, Ljubljana:
Announcement of winners of the summer contest on the theme of Moomins, Opening of the exhibition, Screening of the movie Moomins and the Comet Chase, "Moonin reception" - supported by Embassy of Finland


Tampere, Finland

Tove 100- Garden Party 3.8.2014


TV-archives; Tove and the Sea 5.8.2014

London, England

Southbank Centre Book Club- discussion about Tove Janssons Summer Book 6.8.2014
Southbank Centre


The documentary "Fånge i Mumindalen", 7.8 at 22.00 and 10.8 at 20.00

Felleshus, Berlin

100 Jahre Tove Jansson - Ein Künstlerleben in Farben, Formen und Fabeln Buchpräsentation und Filmvorführung mit den Jansson-Expertinnen Tuula Karjalainen und Anke Michler-Janhunen

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, 08.08.-06.09.2014

Ateneum, Helsinki

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

London, England

Covent Garden "Moomin Summer Madness- A Birthday Party" a day for the whole family 9-10.8.2014


Yle Fem: Tove Jansson day 9.8.2014: at 14.20-15.30 Comet in Moominland, at 15.30-15.50 Who will comfort Toffle?, at 15.50-16.50 Doc: Moomins memoirs, at 16.50-17.20 The Road to Moominvalley, klo 17.20-17.55 A Glimpse of Tove Jansson


Yle Teema, Travelling with Tove 9.8.2014 at 14.00


The Tove Jansson park in Katajanokka: Luotsikadun lapset- radio play 9.8.2014

Espoo, Vindängen Folkhälsantalo

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

Hanasaari, Espoo

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

Gothenburg, Sweden

9.9.2014 18.00; Gothenburg University Library; "Tove Jansson- Den avslöjade tröstaren." Birgitta Ulfsson tells stories and sings accompanied by Lowe Petterson

Gothenburg, Sweden

Jonsered Herrgård, 11.9.2014, seminar about Tove Jansson
Jonsereds Herrgård

Yonezawa City Uesugi Museum, Japan

Moomin Exhibition 13.9-26.10.2014

Helsinki, Theater Viirus

Theater Viirus, Tales from Moominvalley puppet theater, opening 19.9.2014
Teatteri Viirus


The Swedish publishing company Max Ström is publishing a book about Tove Janssons life in photographs, 24.9.2014
Max Ström

Gothenburg, Bok & Bibiliotek fair

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

Theater Pelikanen, Sweden

Who will comfort Toffle, 27.9-13.11.2014
Teater Pelikanen

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

Finland, Turku

Turku Book Fair, Tove Jansson exhibition arranged by Åbo Akademi University´s Library 3-5.10.2014
Turku Book Fair

Frankfurt Book Fair

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

Frankfurt, Germany

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

Moomins on the Riviera

Animated feature film
premiers 10.10.2014 in Finland

Tampere, Finland

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

Kraków, Poland

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

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

Abeno Kintetsu, Osaka, Japan

Moomin Exhibition 11-25.12.2014


Tove Jansson Exhibition, Hokkaido Obihiro Museum of Art, 13.12.2014-15.2.2015

More events will be posted continuously


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

Press Kit

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