We are two Italian Erasmus students at the University of Helsinki. We are studying Art, and for our course of Museum Project Manegement we have started a collaboration with the Mannerheim Museum. We are helping the Museum to digitalize its photograph archive. At the same time we would like to improve, playing our part, the database of the Museum. For this matter we contact you.
The aim of the project is to create a map of the Mannerheim-monuments in all of Finland´s cities. We know that the city of Seinäjoki has a statue of Mannheim in the centre of the city so we're searching for some articles or book concerning the statue of the Marshal and the construction itself. We know also that the statue is connect also with a re-qualification of the park in which it is situated; you know if is possible to find also some articles about that?
We look forward to hearing from you soon.
There is a small publication about the parks in Seinäjoki "Seinäjoen puistot ja viheralueet" published by the city of Seinäjoki in 2015. There is a short text concerning the Mannerheim Park and statue. You can find this publication on the website of the city of Seinäjoki: https://www.seinajoki.fi/material/attachments/seinajokifi/asuminenjaymparisto/puistotjametsat/BcqFeoDsJ/sjk_puistoesite_2015_web.pdf
There are also too older booklets that might be useful for your project. Unfortunately they are not in digital form.
Ahti Mäntylä: Seinäjoella sijaitsevien sotiimme liittyvien sotamuistomerkkien kertomaa, 2000 (What the war memorials in Seinäjoki tell us)
Hilkka-Maija Keskinen: Seinäjoen patsaita, 1992. (Statues of Seinäjoki)