The Bank Museum
Thursday Feb 2, 5–6 pm
The Bank Museum of Nordea Bank welcomes Wiki Loves Maps participants in the bank building originally built for the Union Bank of Finland. Aleksanterinkatu is a real banking street: all Finnish banks had their offices there. The history of today’s Nordea Bank covers the story of altogether 25 commercial banks. The museum displays the interior designed by Gesellius–Lindgren–Saarinen that has been saved from the demolished building Pohjoismaiden Osakepankki two blocks away.
Address: Aleksanterinkatu 36b, ring the doorbell.
Dinner at Shanghai Cowboy
Thursday Feb 5, 8 pm
The Bombardment of Helsinki
Friday Feb 6, 6.51–9.40 pm and 00.57–4.57 am
The night between Friday and Saturday marks the 71st anniversary of massive Soviet bombardments of Helsinki. In the seminar, Martti Helminen from Helsinki City Archives tells about the bombardments and materials gathered. But what will happen on Friday night? Could this be the topic of your hackathon project?
Helsinki Walks in Aleksanterinkatu
In Search for the Idea of Finland: The Senate Square and Aleksanterinkatu
Saturday Feb 7, 9.00 am
Laura Kolbe and Janne Viitamies take you to a morning stroll in the history of Aleksanterinkatu on Saturday 9.00 am. Meeting at the statue of Alexander II. Everyone is welcome!
Twitter hashtag #wikilovesmaps informs about emerging events.