Hack the Ateneum! Aalto University Archives at Hack4FI 2020
Hack the Ateneum! Aalto University Archives at Hack4FI 2020 Exhibition
Aalto University’s School of Art, Design and Architecture began its operations as Veistokoulu (“Craft School”) in the Ateneum building in 1871, currently home of the Finnish National Gallery. The Archives hold extensive image collections that document the beginnings of teaching, student life and artistic activities in the building. The school moved from Ateneum to Hämeentie, Arabia in 1986 and to Otaniemi 2018.
The Archives have digitised thousands of photographs that are now available through Finna for everyone. Many images have an open license allowing free use. The Archives are taking part in the Hack4FI – Hack your heritage! event (13-15 March) at Ateneum inviting hackers, developers, designers and friends of open access to knowledge and culture to get creative with cultural heritage.
In the exhibition learn how to use Aalto-Finna to find images from the Archives in our Aalto Online Learning video. See also photographs of the Ateneum building from 1960s that bring alive the link between Ateneum and Aalto University.