2012 The Torch Arrives!
6 September 2012 – 6 January 2013
The Torch Arrives!
The Olympic torch was carried to the Helsinki Games of 1952 in relay through Greece, Denmark, Sweden and Finland in June and July 1952. The exhibition brought back memories from the torch relay through photographs, film clips and radio recordings. Naturally, the torches themselves took pride of place in the exhibition. Designed by Aukusti Tuhka, and made in only 23 copies, the Helsinki torches are the rarest of Olympic torches. On display were silver torches, brass torches and two later-made authorised copies.