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Tove Jansson and the Moomins

The Moomin Museum’s first temporary exhibition, Tove Jansson and the Moomins, opens on August 9, 2017. The show presents the evolution of Jansson’s Moomin figures, including her black 1930s Moomins, her satirical 1940s cartoons for the political periodical Garm, the first 1950s Moomin souvenirs, and the 1990s Moomin animations. Highlights include an animated version of the very first Moomin drawn by Jansson when she was a teenager. Other special attractions include her early Moomin comic strips published in the Swedish periodical Ny Tid in the 1940s, Faun puppets from the 1950s, the very first Moomin mug produced by the Arabia porcelain company, and numerous original cover illustrations custom-designed for specific language editions.