Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum


 Admission with Museum Card

A man’s job – Finland at a turning point in 1970

“A man’s job” offers touching and largely unprecedented photographs of the forest workers and the transformation of work in the 1970s.

Lusto’s main exhibition of 2020 – “A man’s job”– offers touching and largely unprecedented photographs of the forest workers and the transformation of work in the 1970s. The exhibition is based on Suomalainen metsätyömies (‘Finnish forest worker’) report of the Finnish Forest Research Institute and related extensive documentary photographic material of 1970–1971. The photographers were Erkki Heikinheimo and Aarne Reunala.

The everyday life full of hard work with its joys and sorrows is reflected powerfully in the pictures – in the woods, in the forest huts and at the roadside. The exhibition also offers a glimpse of the forest workers’ free time and warm-hearted pictures of spouses and children in the background of demanding work. The atmospheric photos of Finland in the 70’s give an iconic and powerful reflection of that times. The exhibition offers a fascinating nostalgic journey to the times when the countryside emptied with the birth of the suburbs, and “Saturday Dances” was the most popular TV show.

The exhibition features about 80 spectacular black and white photographs.

The exhibition is a part of A Man’s Job collection which includes an exhibition, an online exhibition, a book, a radio documentary and a seminar.

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Museum contact details

Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum
Lustontie 1, 58450 Punkaharju

(015) 345 100

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Admission fees

Admission with Museum Card
Admission with Museum Card

11/8/5/27 €

Payment methods

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Opening hours

Mon Closed
Tue 10:00-17:00
Wed 10:00-17:00
Thu 10:00-17:00
Fri 10:00-17:00
Sat 10:00-17:00
Sun 10:00-17:00

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