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5. Alvar Aalto Researchers' Network Seminar – Whose Modernism? 14.–15.6.2023 Aalto2, Jyväskylä, Finland


The seminar in June was arranged at the new Aalto2 Museum Centre in Jyväskylä. The new museum hub combines two Alvar Aalto-designed edifices, the Museum of Central Finland (1956–61, 1991) and the Alvar Aalto Museum (1971–73).
Address: Alvar Aallon katu 7, 40600 Jyväskylä, Finland
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Sisähavainnekuva Aalto2-museokeskuksesta. Havainnekuva arkkitehtitoimisto A-konsultit.
The new section built between the two museums has been designed by Arkkitehtitoimisto A-Konsultit Oy.

Tickets (not available, free registration to the seminar recordings is open until 15.9.)
Standard €180
Student €50
Virtual €0 (free admission)
Registration and tickets here.


The museum hub’s major opening exhibition Ihmisen jäljet – maailmanperintöä / Human Traces – World Heritage takes up world-heritage themes ranging from Aalto’s architecture to the Finnish sauna tradition. The public can learn about the local cultural heritage in the Museum of Central Finland’s permanent exhibition Exploring Central Finland. The Alvar Aalto Museum’s new main exhibition AALTO – Work and Life introduces Aalto’s production and the ideas behind his design to constantly new target audiences. The exhibitions and tour at the Aalto2 museum hub are included at the additional programme of the seminar.


The capital city of Aalto’s architecture
In Jyväskylä, the city of lakes and hills in the heart of Central Finland, Finnish Lakeland, you’ll find the largest number of masterful buildings in the whole world designed by the world-famous architect and academician Alvar Aalto. The impressive portfolio of 29 locations includes, for instance, the Alvar Aalto Museum, Muurame Church and Säynätsalo Town Hall, which is regarded as one of Aalto’s finest works.
Guided tours: Visit Aalto
More information: Visit Jyväskylä REGION

Photo Visit Jyväskylä REGION


Both Hotel Alba and Hotel Verso offered special prices for our seminar visitors, see more below.

Hotelli Alba:
Code: Alvar Aalto, reservations before 20.5.2023
1-person standard 100 €/night
1-person superior 111 €/night
2-person standard 122 €/night
JrSuite with sauna 1-person 153 €/night
Junior Suite with sauna 2-person 173 €/night (a total of 6 units available)
– Prices include a breakfast buffet and the possibility to use a sauna during guest sauna hours. In addition, hotel guests have access to free carparking and wifi. Reservations can be cancelled at the latest by 16:00 on the day of arrival.

Hotel Verso:
Code: Alvar Aalto, reservations before 31.5.2023
Standard single room 106 €/room/night (119 € double room)
Superior single room 126 €/room/night (139 € double room)
Superior single room – private sauna (room renovations completed February 2023) 166 €/room/night (179 € double room)
Room prices include Finnish buffet breakfast and use of guest saunas daily at 17:00-21:00.
Contact:, or +358 14 333 999

More useful links:
Finavia Jyväskylä

The organizer of the two-day seminar event is Alvar Aalto Academy, which is part of the Alvar Aalto Foundation. The City of Jyväskylä is the main partner of the event. Other partners are the Museum of Finnish Architecture, the Finnish Heritage Agency, ICOMOS Finland and Cumulus Association.



Further information:

Nina Heikkonen
Programme Manager, Alvar Aalto Foundation
+358 44 500 1257 

Aila Svenskberg
Communications, Editor, Alvar Aalto Foundation
+358 040 659 1930