The Final Community Theme Day took place at the Gallen-Kallela Museum in Tarvaspää, Espoo on the 26th of April. The day was also Finnish National Artist Akseli Gallen-Kallela’s 149th Birth Anniversary. The event was organized by the digGLAM Project from Media Lab Helsinki, the Department of Computer Science, Aalto & the representatives of the Gallen-Kallela Museum. This special event was an occasion for Remixing the digital archive of the Museum: “HalooAkseli.fi” that was designed, constructed and developed between 2013 -14.
The Remixing of the Archive happened with children and young adult audience of the museum’s community. Children were especially invited on this day to come and display their skills of sketching and drawing. They were asked to choose one of the Personas (Historical Charcters) from the Haloo Akseli archive and draw/sketch their own interpretation. They were provided with A5 sized printed card sheets that served as their canvas. The children then used our digitizing Robot to scan their sketches. These scans were uploaded into the Haloo Akseli archive alongside the same historical character that they had chosen to interpret.
The day was extremely successful in gathering and engaging museum audience especially children and their sketches. This remixing of the museum archive happened over the day and the archive grew with content consisting of beautiful and funny sketches related to Akseli Gallen-Kallela.