Two Research Interns Selected by the Finnish National Gallery for 2023

The Finnish National Gallery is delighted to announce that two research interns have been selected for the FNG research internship programme for 2023. The decisions were made by the FNG Research editorial board, based on the applications received by the end of 2022. The following points were underlined:

  • Priority was given to students whose applications were based on a concrete and defined part of the FNG collections and especially to previously unstudied and/or topical materials
  • The preparation of the working plan and the research questions related to the chosen collections material or other topical questions linked with the museum’s collections

The FNG research internship programme has two aims. The Finnish National Gallery wishes to enhance the study of its collections, including artworks, archives, and objects. At the same time it wishes to support students who choose to study subjects in a museum context, based on physical collections and objects, archive material and data.

The research interns at the Finnish National Gallery for 2023 are:

Maria Hynninen, University of Helsinki

Finnish cultural policies, cultural diplomacy and art in the context of international relationships and networks within the Finnish art world and cultural life during the 1960s and 1970s. This is a previewed time span based on certain preselected archival source materials. The research’s working title is ‘The Time of Foreign Policy within Art’.

Eero Karjalainen, University of Helsinki and Academy of Fine Arts / Uniarts Helsinki

Non-human agents’ role and representations in the art of Tuomas A. Laitinen and Teemu Lehmusruusu. The research is based on the artists’ works in the collections of the Finnish National Gallery / Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma and other relevant source materials.

Both internships will take place during the autumn period of 2023. The interns will be supported by their in-house tutors while studying their chosen material.

For more information about the FNG’s research internship programme: