Media Art History in the Future Seminar 2024

Mediataiteen arkistomateriaalit, kuva Vesa Puhakka.

Welcome to The MEHI – Media Art History in Finland Project’s Closing Seminar on Friday 26th January at MUU Helsinki Contemporary Art Center! The main speakers of the seminar are Jussi Parikka, Ph.D., Riikka Niemelä, Ph.D., and Media & Visual Artist Merja Puustinen.

Media Art History in the Future Seminar gathers and conveys versatile information and practical tools accumulated in the MEHI project, and looks to the future, examining the place of media art as part of research and art history.

The goal of the seminar day is to inspire media art and museum professionals to continue historical work. In the morning workshops, the practices of media art cataloging and conservation planning, ontology for media art and open licensing of works of art will be presented. The subjects of the research-focused afternoon session will be introduced by e.g. FT Jussi Parikka, FT Riikka Niemelä and Media & Visual Artist Merja Puustinen.

The more detailed program of the seminar will be updated on this page at the beginning of January.


Media Art History in the Future Seminar

  • When:  Fri 26 January at 10–16
  • Where: MUU Helsinki Contemporary Art Center, Kaapelitehdas, Helsinki
  • Language: Finnish
  • Registration: From this link
  • Inquiries: tuuli (at)
  • Admission to the event is free, but places are limited.

Article image: Vesa Puhakka / AV-arkki, image processing: Anne Virta / Poike Productio.

MEHI project logo is designed by Tuomo Tammenpää.

The seminar is part of the MEHI – Media Art History in Finland project, financed by AVEK, Kone Foundation, The Ministry of Education and Culture, Oskar Öflund Foundation, The Finnish Cultural Foundation and The Swedish Cultural Foundation in Finland.

MEHI Supporter logos.

The MEHI – Media Art History in Finland project 2021–2023, led by The Finnish Media Art Network, was realized in a consortium with AV-arkki, the Centre for Finnish Media Art, M-cult, Artists’ Association MUU, Poike Productio, SOLU / Bioart Society and FLASH – the Finnish Light Art Society

MEHI-konsortion logot.