The Kantele Comes Alive
Over the summer 2009, the Nurmes Town Museum commenced a kantele mapping and research project titled “The Kantele Comes Alive”. Theproject concentrated on the kanteles, which are kept in the Nurmes Museum – including measuring, photographing and cataloguing them – as well as training the museum staff to understand better the instrument.
The project specialists are Rauno Nieminen, Doctor of Music, instrument builder and researcher and Timo Väänänen, Doctor of Music and kantele player. During the project, a manual was maid to define how to photograph and describe the kantele in order to help gather more relevant information’s on the instruments at the museum.
DMus Timo Väänänen, free artist and researcher, firstname.lastname@example.org
DMus Rauno Nieminen, free artist and researcher, email@example.com