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Do you have any mementos from Tove Jansson?

Greetings from Tove

Do you have any letters, drawings or other mementos from Tove Jansson? Take part in a collection organised by the Postal Museum and promote the arts!

Tove Jansson (1914–2001) was a prolific letter writer all her life. She also wrote short stories and other texts throughout her life and became known for her books about the Moomins. Her final decades, she devoted almost entirely to literature aimed at adults.

During Tove Jansson’s time, letters were a natural way for people to keep in touch as electronic media either did not exist or was expensive to use. When translations of the Moomin books were published in different parts of the world in the 1950s and 1960s, the number of people who contacted Jansson grew and her correspondence became international.

Tove Jansson used to remember her fans by sending them letters and giving them drawings when they met. These letters, drawings and other mementos must have been, and remain, unique and important to their recipients.

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Please contact us using this form and tell us your story or memory of Tove Jansson. Attach a sufficiently clear photo or photos of the objects and describe your encounter with Jansson.

We will decide on the basis of the material collected whether it is possible to produce, for example, an exhibition or publication of the objects. We will be in contact with all respondents once the collection process is completed in 28th February 2023.

Do you need more information?

Preferably use the online form but you can also send your memories by letter to the Postal Museum, Love, Tove, Hakiläpolku 3, 33100 Tampere. Please include your story, photos of any material and your contact details.

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    We treat senders’ contact details confidentially and they will only be used to identify letters. We will not share any contact details with third parties.

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