Magni Mundi guidelines for safe travel to prevent coronavirus infections

We adhere to the following guidelines on our tours and travels. Our staff and our partners are committed to them.

These guidelines are made in accordance to official guidelines and may be changed when the situation evolves.

 

GUIDELINES FOR PREVENTION OF CORONAVIRUS INFECTIONS

 

Avoid all travel and tours if you are ill or belong to a risk group.

 

Avoid unnecessary physical contact

  • We adjust the group sizes so we can observe the below recommendation. Thus we prefer prepayment and preregistration.
  • We ensure the possibility to maintain safe distances between people, at least 1-2 meters.
  • We advice and monitor so that no queues are formed.
  • To avoid unnecessary contact, we recommend prepayment (tickets should be purchased from our online store in advance) and we do not sell tickets in cash.

 

Good hygiene

  • When entering the interior, wash your hands or use a hand sanitizer.
  • When sneezing or coughing, place a disposable handkerchief to cover your mouth and dispose of it immediately after use. If you do not have a handkerchief, cover your mouth with your upper arm near your inner elbow. Then wash your hands or use hand sanitizer. Hand sanitizer is available from the guide.
  • We remind customers not to touch objects or surfaces.

 

To facilitate infection tracking, we collect information about the individuals who participate the tours and keep it secure, for up to a month. The information will not be disclosed or used for marketing without the express consent of the customer.

 

We ensure that the interiors of the buildings visited during our tours and excursions are cleaned regularly and in accordance with the given hygiene regulations.

On bus tours, we make sure there is enough space in the vehicle, hand sanitizer is available, and the vehicle is cleaned before the trip.

Mother’s Day together but afar – TOP 4 for culture lovers

Mother’s Day without family gathering together? We have given it some thought and made a list of cultural activities you can do together safely, regardless of the distance.

1. Guided tour at Paimio Sanatorium

Paimio Sanatorium

Join us for a virtual tour at the Paimio Sanatorium, a masterpiece by Alvar and Aino Aalto. Paimio Sanatorium was finished in 1933 and it functioned as tuberculosis sanatorium for decades. Building itself is a healing element.
On our tour you’ll get to see this wonderful architecture from inside and outside, and also furniture and lamps that were designed for this building. Sanatorium was designed to be completely functional – for patients and staff both. Even colors follow the function of the room.
We will discuss the design and details to you in real-time whilst viewing the videos and photos. You can choose rooms we visit and ask questions. We can also talk about the life at the Sanatorium, Alvar Aaltos designing principles and what comes to your mind.

For more information click here

2. Walk along the River Aura

Turku riverside

Come and join us on a live streamed walk along the Aura, the river that was the life line of Turku and the Proper Finland in early Finnish history. Turku is the oldest town in Finland. You get to talk with us about history and modern day in this wonderful town.

For more information click here.

3. Virtual exhibitions and guided tours at museums

Turku Art Museum
Turku Art Museum

Museums all around the world have made high quality virtual exhibitions and guided tours. You can easily pick one that suites your taste from tens or even hundreds different locales.

From Opimuseossa.fi you can find Finnish museums (in Finnish). Alvar Aalto museum in Jyväskylä has their own experience online. To find out more what is on offer at museums in English, click here.
Enjoy a fun day at a virtual museum!

4. Picnic at cultural site

Kurala kylämäki Village
Kylämäki Village in Kurala, Turku

Are you living close to your mother but can’t visit at the moment? Go and have a picnic together in a cultural heritage site.

All you have to do, is pick an outdoor cultural heritage site where you’ll meet your mother. Following the guidelines for Covid-19 restrictions, you can enjoy being together in a safe way. Take picnic food, blanket and whatnot with you, and make a day of it!

One of you could read about the history of the site you’re going to and share the knowledge with others onsite. Great places to visit are for example interesting architecture locales, museum gardens, archaeological sites and so on.

If you are in Finland, send us a message and we’ll tell you the best places to visit.

Happy Mothers Day!

Artist Väinö Oja statue garden in Paimio
Artist Väinö Oja statue garden in Paimio

 

Alvar Aalto Week 23.8.-1.9.2019

We have a special Alvar Aalto Week in Turku and Paimio this August.

For more information on the whole program of the week see here: https://www.alvaraalto.fi/megatapahtuma/alvar-aalto-viikko-2019/

Magni Mundi has several tours in English during the week, check out the program here:
https://www.magnimundi.fi/alvaraaltoweek/

Bryggman Institute has an international mini-seminar on Finnish Modernism on the 30th August. More information here:
http://www.bryggman.fi/news/193/121/International-influence-of-Finnish-Modernism-30th-Aug-Turku/d,Detail/

The Evidence: Healthy Architecture Discussion event at Paimio Sanatorium

UPDATE:  This program is now available at BBC World Service online service:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/w3csz422

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On Sunday 7th April at 15.00-16.30

BBC World Service and Wellcome Collection present The Evidence: Healthy Architecture in collaboration with Paimio Sanitorium and Magni Mundi

Come and listen in to the recording of a BBC World Service radio programme exploring the Paimio TB Sanitorium from an architectural, historical and contemporary health perspective. This discussion event is inspired by Wellcome Collection’s  recent ‘Living with Buildings’ exhibition, which explored the relationship between architecture and health. There will be the opportunity for the audience to join the conversation and ask their questions.

Confirmed speakers:
Heini Hakosalo, Tommi Lindh and Laura Arpiainen

This programme is part of ‘The Evidence, a series produced by the BBC World Service and Wellcome Collection to explore the challenges our world face today. The recordings of The Evidence 2019 will be broadcast on the BBC World Service on 20 April, 27 April and 4 May.

Wellcome Collection is a free museum and library in London that aims to challenge how we all think and feel about health. Their recent Living with Buildings exhibition featured the  Paimio Sanitorium, including a new artist commission by Giles Round. Their Global Clinic exhibition is open until 24 April.

Free event, only limited number of seats available. Pre-booking mandatory: Book your seat for the discussion event here

The Discussion Event will be preceded by guided tours starting at 13.00. Magni Mundi  is organising tours both in English and in Finnish.  More information on tours here.

Book your guided tour here