"Echo of the Urals" is the permanent exhibition of the Estonian National Museum, offering insight into how the Finno-Ugric peoples might think as well as their culture, languages and genetic background. The exhibition also briefly explores how the tiny Finno-Ugric nation groups are doing today.

The exhibition displays about one tenth of the collection of Finno-Ugric artefacts that the Museum owns. The viewers are invited to dive into explanations, explore different maps, play games, enjoy animations based on Finno-Ugric fairy tales and watch how the nation groups are living today.

One of the exhibits is an old lavvu - a temporary dwelling used by the Sami people of northern Scandinavia. It has a design similar to a Native American tipi but is less vertical and more stable in high winds.

In collaboration with the exhibition designers Kärt developed an idea of an original sami dwelling with glowing wireframe that would remind of aurora borealis and bring out the construction of the lavvu. 

Year: 2016


Concept, design and development: Kärt Ojavee

Instlling: Kärt Ojavee, Johanna Ulfsak and Krista Rambak

Exhibition design: Jan Graps, Ken-Kristjan Ruut, Anne Määrmann (JANKEN Wisespace)

Exhibition concept: Art Leete

Commissioner: Estonian National Museum

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