“Waiting for Helene” lecture series (sold out)


Thursdays 10 Oct, 24 Oct, and 7 Nov, 17:00

Ateneum Hall. Get an in-depth understanding of Helene Schjerfbeck from the Ateneum experts before the artist’s exhibition opens! The exhibition Through My Travels I Found Myself – Helene Schjerfbeck will be shown at the Ateneum from November 2019 to January 2020. In Finnish. 

Tickets €25 (normal, incl. the entrance fee) / €10 (with a Museum Card or a Friends of the Ateneum membership card) from Ateneum’s online shop. A coffee or a tea is included.

10 Oct From London to the Ateneum. The lecturer is Anna-Maria von Bonsdorff, chief curator at the Ateneum and curator of the Through My Travels I Found Myself exhibition.

24 Oct Helene Schjerfbeck as a teacher at the Ateneum. The lecturer is Anu Utriainen, curator of the Finnish Artists in Ruovesi exhibition and the keeper of prints and drawings at the Ateneum.

7 Nov Helene Schjerfbeck’s art from a conservator’s and an artist’s perspective. Marja Sakari, the director of the Ateneum Art Museum, interviews the painter Anna Retulainen and the head of conservation at the Finnish National Gallery, Kirsi Hiltunen


Image: The head of conservation Kirsi Hiltunen. Photo: Finnish National Gallery / Jenni Nurminen


Intendentti Anna-Maria von Bonsdorff. Kuva: Kansallisgalleria / Jenni Nurminen

Museum Director Marja Sakari. Photo: Finnish National Gallery / Jenni Nurminen

Head of Conservation Kirsi Hiltunen. Photo: Finnish National Gallery / Jenni Nurminen

Artist Anna Retulainen. Photo: Jussi Tiainen