The Muittut, muitalusat– project aims to develop and use a new kind of methodology a Sámi exhibition language. It will contribute in creating interesting experiences, helping visitors to learn and comprehend the information in the museums.
Sámi identity is not static but changes with time, influenced by societal, cultural and other factors. So should Sámi museum exhibitions – be it permanent or temporary – strive to be living, up-to-date, easily updated and easily convertible.
The project brings together Sámi museums from northern and southern Sápmi. This is further strengthened by involving universities from Finland and Sweden as well as other important stakeholders to create something unique. Sámi culture, our memories and our stories interpreted by Sámi artists, with the medium of art and music, creating a universal understanding without words.
Muittut, muitalusat is a co-operation between Sámi Museum Siida, Saemien Sijte, the South Sámi Museum and Cultural Centre, Ájtte, Swedish Mountain and Sámi Museum, the University of Lappland and Luleå University of Technology.
The project is financed by Interreg Nord programme and national funders Lapin Liitto (Finland), Trøndelag fylkeskommune, Norsk kulturråd, Samediggi (Norway) and Region Norrbotten (Sweden). The project period is 1.1.2020 – 30.9.2022, and the budget is approximately 2 million euros.