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News, 21/09/2017

A Tale of Two Countries gallery is officially launched

The Finnish Institute in London, in collaboration with The British Library, The National Archives of Finland and The National Library, has established a digital gallery titled A Tale of Two Countries, which dives into the shared history of Finland and Britain.

Caroline Brazier, Chief Librarian of the British Library
Caroline Brazier, Chief Librarian of the British Library, at the launch event of A Tale of Two Countries digital gallery. Photo: Sara Forsius

The Finnish Institute in London, in collaboration with The British Library, The National Archives of Finland and The National Library, has established a digital gallery titled A Tale of Two Countries, which dives into the shared history of Finland and Britain.

The aim of the digital gallery is to invite people to join and share their personal experiences, to collect and store cultural heritage in a digital format and strengthen the international cooperation between archives. A Tale of Two Countries also contains a series of video interviews, in which well-known Finns and Brits share their experiences of the two countries.

"A Tale of Two Countries encourages people as well as institutions to make sure our history is preserved at the time when most information is in a digital form. We also encourage digitising the archived materials and making them open and accessible for everyone” says the director of The Finnish Institute in London, Pauliina Ståhlberg.

The Gallery was launched at the British embassy in Helsinki and the Finnish Ambassador's residence in London in September.  The homepage of the gallery can be found at: www.taleoftwocountries.fi

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Updated 22/09/2017


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