Vulnerable by Design : Theft and Finnish Architecture

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dc.contributor.author Thomas, Suzie
dc.date.accessioned 2019-05-26T10:44:01Z
dc.date.available 2019-05-26T10:44:01Z
dc.date.issued 2014-11
dc.identifier.citation Thomas , S 2014 , ' Vulnerable by Design : Theft and Finnish Architecture ' , The historic environment , vol. 5 , no. 3 , pp. 231-244 . https://doi.org/10.1179/1756750513Z.00000000042
dc.identifier.other PURE: 44595468
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dc.identifier.other WOS: 000344032100002
dc.identifier.other Scopus: 84923922420
dc.identifier.other ORCID: /0000-0002-3365-0136/work/29461033
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10138/302160
dc.description.abstract This paper examines the apparently growing phenomenon of architectural and design theft in Finland. Finnish design is world-renowned, with key architects and designers, not least the iconic modernist Alvar Aalto, achieving recognition and admiration on a global level. Many key modernist buildings within Finland are protected by various laws, as are, in some cases, their internal fi xtures, and objects of design over fi fty years of age of which a limited series has been produced legally require an export licence. However, in recent years the demand overseas for vintage Nordic design seems to have led to architectural theft and illegal exportation. Vulnerable objects range from easy-to-remove door handles through to entire sets of railings, meaning that original furniture in public buildings is no longer safe. This paper discusses the possible causes for this phenomenon, examines the legal protection available for key design, and suggests possible measures for increasing protection of this twentieth-century cultural heritage. A number of signifi cant and recent case studies, particularly centrin en
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartof The historic environment
dc.rights.uri info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.subject 6160 Other humanities
dc.title Vulnerable by Design : Theft and Finnish Architecture en
dc.type Article
dc.contributor.organization Department of Philosophy, History, Culture and Art Studies 2010-2017
dc.contributor.organization Museology
dc.description.reviewstatus Peer reviewed
dc.relation.doi https://doi.org/10.1179/1756750513Z.00000000042
dc.relation.issn 1756-7505
dc.rights.accesslevel openAccess
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