Nelimarkka Museum was opened in 1964 by the painter Eero Nelimarkka. “He had a dream to establish an art school and a museum, and believed that art education and the possibility to see art should be available to everybody,” says museum director Elina Alkio. Today, this hidden gem is the Regional Art Museum of Southern Ostrobothnia, displaying the work of Nelimarkka as well as other international and national painters. With workshops and events organised for the public throughout the year, as well as their own artist-in-residence programme, they are maintaining a strong focus on art education.

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