Marine culture and books


The Mapmakers' World

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

What's up in marine culture

Juho Lipsanen and Markku Ollikainen appointed to the John Nurminen Foundation Board of Directors 12.3.2018

The annual meeting of the Board of Directors decided on 27 February …

John Nurminen Foundation to Lead Discussion on Sea and Landscape at the Book Fair 25.10.2017

The Helsinki Book Fair, the largest book event in Finland, opens tomorrow, …

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 form the basis for these activities.