Taidemuseo EMMAN ystävät ry (meaning ”friends of the art museum EMMA”) is a support group originally set up in 1996. Its original goal was to get a high profile art museum in Espoo. After several years of planning and lobbying, the city of Espoo decided in 2002 to found such a museum. Appropriate premises were available in the so called WeeGee building, a former printing house in Tapiola, protected as a culturally remarkable monument. Sheltered in this massive example of 1960’s concrete architecture, Espoo Museum of Modern Art, or EMMA, finally opened its doors in 2006.
Before the opening, the support group was involved in acquiring some important works of art for the museum, and they continue to financially support new additions to the permanent collection. Other functions of the group today are promoting art awareness and knowledge as well as encouraging people to approach and enjoy art. For its active members the group offers many benefits such as free entry to EMMA, invitations to openings and other events etc.
For more information, please contact:
erkki.rahola (at) elisanet.fi