Marine culture and books

The John Nurminen Foundation is an award-winning disseminator of information and producer of marine content. The John Nurminen Foundation’s marine history cultural activities focus on the history of seafaring, exploration, and cartography, and disseminating information on these topics. The Foundation’s collections of naval art, maritime antiquities and ancient maps form the basis for these activities.

The Foundation publishes high-quality books on seafaring, marine art, expeditions and the history of cartography, aimed at the public at large, and maintains the marine online service Loki.

We want to tell the story of the sea: a sea that for us Finns is a bridge to the world. Making people aware of the story of the sea and its history is important, since it makes it easier to understand why our unique Baltic Sea must also be protected.