Turun Suurtorin keskiaika association

Association Turun Suurtorin keskiaika ry

The association is a non-profit organization which endeavours to contribute to the knowledge and general interest in the history of the Middle Ages, archaeology, ancient techniques and craftsmanship. The founder members of the association Turun Suurtorin keskiaika ry are Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova museum and associations Turun historiallinen yhdistys ry, Muinaistaitoyhdistys Ukonvakka ry, Wanha Cehno ry, Warusseppäin kilta ry, Turun Keskiaikaseura Unikankare, Varsinais-Suomen esittävän taiteen yhdistys ry and Turun kulttuuritapahtumien tuki ry.


Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova is a museum of medieval history and contemporary arts. The ruins of houses and streets which have been unearthed and which are in Aboa Vetus are mainly from the Middle Ages. The exhibition which leads visitors to this old town quarter concentrates mainly to the 15th century and tells the history of Turku many centuries ago. Ars Nova is home for contemporary arts and visitors encounter museum´s own collection and changing exhibitions.

www.aboavetusarsnova.fi


Turun historiallinen yhdistys ry

Turun historiallinen yhdistys ry is an association for history researchers, teachers, students as well as people interested in history in general. The association aims to contribute to historical research and general interest in history. The association maintains contact between the history researchers and the public. The association organizes various trips, lectures and publish books. The last publication tells the story of the women in Turku from the Middle Ages until present.

www.thy.fi


Muinaistaitoyhdistys Ukonvakka ry

Muinaistaitoyhdistys Ukonvakka ry is an association for medieval craftsmanship. Members of the association are professionals in handicraft and industrial arts. They all share the interest in antiquity, the Middle Ages and traditional craftsmanship. The association endeavours to maintain, revive and bring out ancient and traditional skills. The members of the association are specialized in ancient techniques.

www.ukonvakka.blogspot.fi


Wanha Cehno ry

The association Wanha Cehno ry aims to contribute the interest in folk music in Turku and its surroundings. Comissatores Aboenses, which is the band of the association, has performed at the Medieval market since 1998.


WarusSeppäin kilta ry

The association WarusSeppäin kilta ry in Turku concentrates in medieval weapons and equipments. In addition they practice their warrior skills and animate history.

www.warussepat.fi


Turun Keskiaikaseura Unikankare ry

Turun Keskiaikaseura Unikankare ry is a sub society for Society for Creative Anachronism (the international medieval society). Unikankare is focused on researching and regenerating European cultures between 600 and 1600 AD.

www.turunkeskiaikaseura.org


Varsinais-Suomen esittävän taiteen yhdistys ry

The association Varsinais-Suomen esittävän taiteen yhdistys ry aims to maintain, improve and support the general interest in performing arts and culture in Southwest Finland.  The association is formed by four music groups (Räikkä, Vapaat radikaalit, Sointu-Siskot ja Äimän käet) and one choir (Elysium).


Turun kulttuuritapahtumien tuki ry

The association Turun kulttuuritapahtumien tuki ry aims to maintain, support and improve the possibilities of registered associations to organize cultural events in Turku and its surroundings. In the summer 2010 the association was responsible for organizing the tournament yard and music performances at the Medieval market.


Further information

Elina Heikkonen
Chairman
elina.heikkonen@turku.fi

Suvi Kotilainen
Producer
suvi@keskiaikaisetmarkkinat.fi
Tel. +358 (0)40 132 9992