Developing new collaboration in Finland on Tom of Finland Day

Antti Kauppinen, chair of Tom of Finland Seura; and Gary Everett, director of Homotopia; travelled to various parts of Western Finland and Helsinki. The trip included a visit to Åbo Akademi University Archive and Manuscripts Department, Touko Laaksonen’s (Tom of Finland’s) home and schoolhouse, and a meet-up with Tapani Vinkala, nephew of Touko’s.

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Tapani, Antti and Gary celebrate with TOM’s birthday cake in Turku.

Antti Kauppinen reads through some of Touko Laaksonen's correspondence at Abo Akademi.

Antti reads through some of Touko Laaksonen’s correspondence at Åbo Akademi.

Antti and Tapani in front of Touko Laaksonen's parents' schoolhouse where the artist grew up. in Kaarina.

Antti and Tapani in front of Touko Laaksonen’s parents’ schoolhouse where the artist grew up in Kaarina.

 

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