Aboa Vetus Ars Nova

Itäinen Rantakatu 4-6
FI - 20700 Turku
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Aboa Vetus Ars Nova is a unique museum in Turku, Finland, showcasing both historical and contemporary art. The name of the museum translates to 'Old Turku New Art' and represents the duality of the museum's collections. The Aboa Vetus side is an archaeological museum, illustrating the history of Turku and Finland through excavations and artefacts from the Middle Ages. It provides insight into the life and structures of the city from the 14th to the 17th century. The Ars Nova side, on the other hand, is a museum for contemporary art, displaying works of Finnish and international artists. The museum was opened in 1995 and is housed in a historic building that once hosted the Rettig Palace Art Gallery. Since its inception, the museum has continually expanded and updated its collections to provide a diverse and comprehensive picture of history and the contemporary art scene.