“In our work at the Museum we get to handle old objects and interrogate their amazing stories. Now, anyone can have that same opportunity, right there on their daily rounds. An object can bring you strangely close to the people in whose hands it was made and used.”
– Elina Anttila, Director General of the National Museum of Finland
Jeremy Deller’s IHME Project, Do Touch, brings the objects he has selected out of the collections of historical museums and into the hands of the people. The selection includes objects ranging from meteorites to a fake pack of Viagra – every encounter is a surprise. You can encounter this unique IHME project on March 16–22 at the Itis Shopping Centre, Shopping Centre Kaari, Kamppi Shopping Center, Töölö Sports Hall and Helsinki Central Railway Station Compass level in Helsinki; at Leppävaara Health Centre in Espoo; and at Myyrmanni Shopping Centre in Vantaa.