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The exhibition features a set of law books donated to President Urho Kekkonen, which is now part of the collections of the National Museum of Finland. Photo: Ismo Malinen, Finnish Heritage Agency

Finnish Heritage Agency contributing to the National Archives’ 100th Anniversary of Finland’s Constitutional Democracy exhibition

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The Constitution Act of the Republic of Finland adopted in 1919 turns one hundred years old this year.

The National Archives’ 100th Anniversary of Finland’s Constitutional Democracy exhibition celebrates the 100th anniversary of Finland’s constitutional democracy. The exhibition will showcase the evolution of our nation and of the institution of the Presidency of the Republic through documents, objects and photographs. The ways in which our presidents have wielded and sometimes overstepped the powers granted to them by the Constitution are a fascinating part of Finnish political history.

The National Archives is organising the exhibition in collaboration with the Office of the President of the Republic of Finland, the Prime Minister’s Office and the Finnish Heritage Agency. The Finnish Heritage Agency is providing the exhibition with a number of photographs from its Picture Collections and a set of law books donated by the Association of Finnish Lawyers to President Urho Kekkonen, which is part of the collections of the National Museum of Finland.

The exhibition is open from 10 to 30 September 2019 at the National Archives, Helsinki.

Read more on the National Archives’ website (in Finnish)

Photographs of the Finnish Presidents from the Picture Collections of the Finnish Heritage Agency are on display in the exhibition. Kuvaaja: Ismo Malinen, Picture Collections, Finnish Heritage Agency
Photographs of the Finnish Presidents from the Picture Collections of the Finnish Heritage Agency are on display in the exhibition
Photographs of the Finnish presidents from the Picture Collections of the Finnish Heritage Agency are on display in the exhibition. Photo: Ismo Malinen, The Picture Collections, Finnish Heritage Agency