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Tuija Mikkonen, Member




Born: 1956, Polvijärvi, Finland 


1. Employment Record 

2009- Intendant, National Board of Antiquities, Department of Monuments and Sites, Helsinki.

2007-2009 Postdoc researcher, Lappeenranta University of Lappeenranta, Lappeenranta.2005- Curator, National Board of Antiquities, Department of Monuments and Sites, Helsinki/Vaasa.

2004-2005 Research fellow, University of Helsinki, Dept. of Art History, “Industry & Modernism” project.

2001-2003 PhD student, University of Helsinki, Dept. of Art History. Scholarship by The Finnish Cultural Foundation.

2002-2003 Documentation projects on industrial sites and industrial processes. 

2000-2001 Networking Coordinator, "Industrial Heritage Platform" project, National Board of Antiquities.

1999-2004 Curator (part time), Vaasa Museum of Labour.

1996-1998 Assignments in cultural historical museums.

1987-1993 Project Manager, UPC Consulting Ltd, Vaasa.

1985-1987 Foreman & System Developer, Printing house Oy Polyprint Ab, Vaasa. 

1984-1985, 1981-1982 Assistant, University of Vaasa.

1982-1983 Research fellow, Plekhanov University of Economics, Moscow.

2. Scientific Confidential Posts

  • The TICCIH Journal "Industrial Patrimony - Resources, Practices, Cultures", Paris. Assisting Editor, Member of the Editorial Committee, From 2001 onwards. 

  • Journal "Tekniikan Waiheita - Teknik i Tiden", the Finnish Society for History of Technology, Contributor 1999-2002, Assisting Editor from 2003 onwards. 

  • "Industrial Heritage Platform 2000-2002", Nordic-Baltic Cooperation Project on Industrial Heritage, Finland's coordinator, 2001-2002, http://www.ihp.lt 

  • The Finnish Society for Industrial Heritage, TICCIH-Finland, Member of the Board 2001-2002 and Correspondent from 2001 onwards. 
    · The Finnish society for urban studies, Treasurer, From 2000 onwards.

  • The Finnish Society for History of Technology, Member of the Board and Treasurer from 2006 onwards.

3. Publications and articles

  • Corporate Architecture in Finland in the 1940s and 1950s: Factory Building as Architecture, Investment and Image. Helsinki, 2005.

  • “Viljo Revell – master of urban order”, Arkkitehti, 2/2005, 22-35, Helsinki.

  • "Alvar Aalto and the Industrial Area of Strömberg Corporation in Vaasa", PTAH, 2/2002, Alvar Aalto Academy, Helsinki. 

  • "Industry and Commerce Shaping Architecture -Local Applications of Viljo Revell's International Ideas", Universal versus Individual - the architecture of the 1960's, 68-71. Alvar Aalto Academy, Helsinki, 2002. 

  • "Industrial Heritage in Finland", Industrial Heritage Platform, web site: http://www.ihp.lt, 2001. 

  • "Industriarkitekturens roll i historieforskningen – konstfiberfabriken Säteri i Valkeakoski", Perspektiv på det industriella i Finland till 1950. Historicus rf’s skriftserie, vol. 16, 136-151, Helsingfors, 2004.

  • "Industriarkitektur i konsthistorieforskningen" (Industrial architecture in the art historian studies), Konsthistorisk Tidskrift, Stockholm, 1/2001, 102-105. 

  • Web master, Vaasa Museum of Labour: http://www.saunalahti.fi/labourm , 2001-, Allmogebåtföreningen Knopen rf, Vaasa: http://www.knopen.org , 2001- 2006


1. University of Helsinki, 1999-2005
Degree: Doctor of Philosophy Major: Art History (History of Architecture)

2. University of Helsinki, 1994 - 1998
Degree: Master of Arts - Major: Art History (History of Architecture) - Minors: Museology and Ethnology 

3. University of Vaasa, 1977 - 1982
Degree: Master of Science (Economics and Business Administration) - Major: Accounting and Financing -Minors: Statistics and Informatics

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