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Ann Jonasson Collection

 Collection
Identifier: 2014-15

Collection Scope

The collection consists of a report describing primarily the weaving project, undertaken between 2011-2012. It is in Swedish and Finnish. It comprises one binder with pages set in plastic sleeves. It is an overview of a conservation and reproduction project on a tapestry and includes samples of wool thread.

Dates

  • 2011 - 2013

Creator

Access

Access to the collection is unrestricted.

Use

Copyright to this collection has been retained by the donor. Permission to use collection materials must be requested in writing.

History

In 1952, Loja Saarinen donated a half size May Festival tapestry to the new school in the village of Bobäck, less than a mile from Hvitträsk. The tapestry depicts the center square of the tapestry which hangs in the Dining Room at Kingswood School. The tapestry remained in the school for more than 60 years until the school underwent a major reconstruction project leaving no space for the tapestry. A village association decided to instigate a ‘Save the tapestry of Loja Saarinen’ project with three aims: 1) to ensure the future safe-keeping of the tapestry by its owner, the municipality of Kirkkonummi; 2) to make high quality photography of the tapestry for the school; and 3) to weave an exact copy approximately 1m x 1m in size. The copy hangs in the teachers’ room of the school.

Extent

1 Linear Feet (1 OS)

Language of Materials

Finnish

Swedish

Abstract

In 1952, Loja Saarinen donated a half size May Festival tapestry to the new school in the village of Bobäck, less than a mile from Hvitträsk. The tapestry depicts the center square of the tapestry which hangs in the Dining Room at Kingswood School. The tapestry remained in the school for more than 60 years until the school underwent a major reconstruction project leaving no space for the tapestry. A village association decided to instigate a ‘Save the tapestry of Loja Saarinen’ project with three aims: 1) to ensure the future safe-keeping of the tapestry by its owner, the municipality of Kirkkonummi; 2) to make high quality photography of the tapestry for the school; and 3) to weave an exact copy approximately 1m x 1m in size. The copy hangs in the teachers’ room of the school. The collection is arranged in the original order that was donated by Ann Jonasson. It is a report describing primarily the weaving project, undertaken between 2011-2012. It is in Swedish and Finnish. It comprises one binder with pages set in plastic sleeves. It is an overview of a conservation and reproduction project on a tapestry and includes samples of wool thread.

Arrangement

The collection is in original order.

Acquisition

Donated by Ann Jonasson.

Related Materials

Kingswood School Records (1980-01)

Saarinen Family Papers (1990-08)

Processing History

Processed by Leslie S. Edwards and Laura MacNewman, April 2018.
Title
Guide to the Ann Jonasson Collection
Status
Completed
Author
Finding aid written by Leslie S. Edwards and Laura MacNewman.
Date
2018
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Edition statement
Resource record created by Laura MacNewman.

Repository Details

Part of the Cranbrook Archives, Cranbrook Center for Collections and Research Repository

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