The Särestöniemi Museum


The Särestöniemi Museum in Kaukonen, Kittilä, displays the art and working environment of Reidar Särestöniemi (1925-1981), a prominent Finnish artist whose most creative period was in the 1960's and 1970's. The museum hosts a collection of nearly 500 works of art by Särestöniemi. The majority of these are oils on canvas or watercolours, as well as woodcuts and etchings. There are also drawings, sketches and sketch books in the collection. Works on display are chosen according to varying themes, and changed once or twice a year.

The majority of the museum collection was donated by Anton Särestöniemi (1921-1997), Reidar Särestöniemi´s brother. Museum was maintained by the Särestöniemi Museum Foundation 1984-2016. Särestöniemi Museum Foundation and Kauko Sorjonen Foundation merged 2016.

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The Särestöniemi Museum
Särestöntie 880
99110 Kaukonen

Tel. (café, information):
+ 358 - (0)16 - 654 480