The Midnordic Culture Days 2014

Thank you to all of the participants!

Thank you for attending the Midnordic Culture Days in Satakunta. We had a great time with you!


Welcome to the Midnordic Culture Days 24.-26.9.2014 in Satakunta Finland. The Midnordic Culture Days topic this year is World Heritage and issues of cultural, natural, industrial and intangible heritage of the Midnordic area. Seminar is aimed for cultural field experts, researches, cultural organizations, students and others interested in cultural issues. Midnordic Culture Days 2014 are organised in cooperation with the provinces of Satakunta, Osthrobothnia and Union of the Balltic Cities, Commission on Culture.

The Midnordic Culture Days' program is free of charge and open to all attendees.


Registration: Click here to enter the Registration form. Regisration will be open till 10.9.2014.

Programme (PDF)

WEDNESDAY 24.9.2014

* 9.00-15.00 There is an additional event on wednesday 24.9.2014 in Eura, Satakunta. More information below the programme!

19.30 - 21.00

Get together at Satakunta Museum, Pori.
Get Together party is hosted by Juhani Ruohonen,
director of Satakunta Museum. Opening of the Midnordic Culture Days 2014  / Midnordic Culture Group.

  Light dinner 
THURSDAY 25.9.2014 
8.20 - 8.30

Charter bus transportation departs from Pori hotels (Scandic Hotel, Sokos Hotel Vaakuna) to Rauma 

9.30 - 9.45

Registration for participants at Poselli Culture House (Nortamonkatu 12, Rauma)

9.45  - 11.30

Seminar: World heritage and its importance in the region at Culture House Poselli. Lectures about world heritage sites and nominations. Seminar is hosted by Satakunta region.

9.45 - 10.30

The road towards becoming a world heritage site – Finnish thoughts on the World Heritage List. National Board of Antiquities, Senior Researcher Stefan Wessman.

10.30 - 11.00

Fascinating historical wooden towns -
Welcome to the Old Rauma Unesco World Heritage site.                                                

11.00 - 11.30 

The former mining town of Røros - UNESCO Heritage Site.

11.30 – 12.15

Lunch at Culture House Poselli

12.15- 12.30

Gathering in theme-groups and walking to working group sites in Old Rauma with the

12.30 – 13.30 Working group sessions: coffee break at workshop places
  Theme 1: Everyday life in World Heritage site discussions from local residents point of view etc.
  Theme 2: Doing business in World Heritage site

Theme 3: World Heritage sites protection and maintenance, Tammela Old Rauma Renovation Centre 


Bus transportation from Rauma to Sammallahdenmäki World Heritage site.

14.30 – 16.00 Excursion: Sammallahdenmäki Bronze Age burial cairns, World Heritage Site.
Guided walking tour (about 2 km).

Coffee and sandwich

16.00 -17.00

Bus transportation from Sammallahdenmäki to Pori hotels (Scandic, Vaakuna)

18.30 -

Evening program in Promenadikeskus, Pori

19.00 - 21.00

The Pori Day Concert in Promenadikeskus, concert starts at 19.00 in Promenadisali.

Concert together with Pori Sinfonietta and Riga Professional Symphonic Band

(Riga is along Umeå another European Capital of culture  2014.) 

21.00 - 23.00 Dinner & Awarding ceremony of the Cultural Prizes (Thematic, children and youth)
FRIDAY 26.9.2014 
9.00 - 9.15

Seminar: Heritage in everyday life at Cotton Factory area (Puuvilla), Pori.

Natural, industrial and intangible heritage issues. Education, tourism and cultural identity. Lectures and case –presentations. Opening of the session.

9.15 - 9.45

Violinism in Kaustinen, intangible heritage.
Hannu Saha, Folk Music event in Kaustinen (TBC)

9.45 - 10.15

Natural heritage in education.
Naturepedagog Vesa Heinonen, Ostrobothnian Museum, Terranova – Kvarken Nature Centre

10.15 - 10.30


10.30 - 11.00

Coffee break + poster session

11.00 - 11.30

Case Cristiansfield, Denmark.

11.30 - 12.00

Case Sundsvall: Saw by saw I saw. Mats Johansson, Sundsvalls museum, Friluftsmuseer och kulturmiljö.

12.00 - 12.45

Case Cotton Factory, Pori. PhD Anna Sivula, University of Turku, Cultural Production and Landscape Studies.

12.45 - 13.00


13.00 - 14.00


14.00 - 15.30 

Wrap-up session: summary of the Midnordic Culturedays (workshops etc.).

Joint discussions about themes and how to go forward.
Midnorden Culture Days 2014 Closing Remarks / Midnordic Culture Group

(All rights to programme changes are reserved)


Pre-Midnordic Culturedays - program 24.9.2014

For those interested in "The role of culture in developing the attractiveness of a place/area" there is a interesting seminar at Kauttuan Klubi (Kauttua Factory Park in Eura) at wednesday 24.9.2014 at 9.00-15.00.
How cultural heritage can improve the attractiveness of a place/area? The aim of the seminar is to bring together people, businesses and organizations of creative industries and to enhance creative networking. Kauttua Factory Park offers a great location for the seminar, regarding its historical and architectural relevance. Most of the presentations will be in Finnish. Read more!

Aluekehitysasiantuntija / Regional advisor

• maakuntaohjelman laadinta ja seuranta
• alueellinen kulttuurin, matkailun ja maaseudun kehittämisen yhteistyö, kalastusasiat
• rakennerahastohankkeiden (EAKR) yhteyshenkilö
• alueelliset innovaatiot ja kokeilut (AIKO) yhteyshenkilö
• Interreg:it ja Euroopan meri- ja kalatalousrahaston (EMKR) Suomen toimintaohjelma
• maakunnan yhteistyöryhmä (MYR) ja sen sihteeristö (MYRS)
• Satakuntaliiton hankeryhmä
• aluekehityksen toimiala

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