Museum Work as Part of the Present – the Past is the Present, the Present is the Past

  • Kirsi Liimatainen


Lilja and Olavi Sallinen set up the Mobilia Foundation in 1986 to support the operation of the commercially run Vehoniemi Car Museum and the Finnish Museum of Historical Military and Special Vehicles. In 1991, the financing of the Mobilia Foundation was transferred to public organizations when the Finnish Vehicle Administration, Kangasala municipality, the Ministry of Defence, and the Finnish Road Administration (Finnra) joined the foundation and agreed to fund a road traffic museum with a wider scope of operation. At this juncture, the Road Traffic Museum became one of the foundation’s museums, joining the two earlier museums.