The Chamber Orchestra of Lapland
is the most northerly professional orchestra in the European Union, the Chamber Orchestra of Lapland is a regional orchestra based on the city of Rovaniemi and giving performances both in the Province of Lapland and all over the arctic region and Finland. In both its working methods and its resources, the Chamber Orchestra of Lapland has become one of the most versatile orchestras in Finland, its adaptability and professionalism making it a front-line actor on the Finnish arts scene. Orchestra has 18 players and its Artistic Director since autumn 1996 has been conductor John Storgårds.
The Provincial Museum of Lapland
researches and presents the Lappish wilderness and cultural heritage moulded by it. The new permanent exhibition, Northern ways, was opened on December 4th 2003. The exhibition presents the mythology related to nature and animals, especially the bear and the elk. Sàmi languages and costumes are presented in the Sàmi area department of the exhibition. The splendid scale models of Rovaniemi from 1939 and 1944 play a central role in the exhibition, with a database that enables the buildings to tell their stories.
The Provincial Museum of Lapland and the Arctic Centre are located at Arktikum.
Rovaniemi Art Museum
sets its main focus on Finnish contemporary art, nordic art and art of the native peoples alongside with environmental and community art. In its yearly exhibition program the museum introduces works from artists who wheather work in Lapland or are born there. The exhibition program also includes exhibitions from the Jenny and Antti Wihuri Foundation Collection as well as some interesting insights into Finnish and international conteporary art. Museum activities based on interaction of art with science, culture, the local multicultural community and the University of Lapland all strive for accessibility.