Marine culture and books

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The Mapmakers' World now available

The Mapmakers’ World – a Cultural History of the European World Map dives deep into the exciting history of the European World Map.

Publications promoting maritime culture

The Foundation publishes high-quality books about the history of seafaring, maritime art, exploration and history of cartography.

Our cultural activities build on our collections

The core of the John Nurminen Foundation's activities is maritime history, where focus is on the history of seafaring, exploration and cartography, and on making these topics known to the general public. The Foundation's collections of maritime art, maritime antiquities and antique maps from the basis for these activities.