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Relocation to Pikisaari Relocation to Pikisaari

Matila's house was relocated from the corner of Kirkkokatu and Nummikatu to the island of Pikisaari in 1983.

Before the relocation took place, research was performed on the house by the museum. Picture: taking paint samples.

Erecting the building in Pikisaari in the summer of 1983.

There were 14 layers of wallpaper covering a wooden bedroom wall. 24 separate wallpaper samples were taken from the furthest room in the house. The samples were dated from the 1870s to the 1960s.

Conservator Matti Laine at work applying wallpaper to a bedroom wall.

The finished building standing in Pikisaari.