Association of Minna Canth´s House is a non-profit  association. The association owns all the shares in the real estate OY Minna Canthin katu 22, the property is owned by the City of Kuopio.

Here are the members of the Association of Minna Canth’s house:

Seppo Karvinen, lawyer

Chairman of the Board

Jaana Turunen, Master of Music, entrepreneur Maestra

Member of board (2021-2023)

Atte von Wright, Emeritus professor, University of Eastern Finland

Vice chairman of the Board


Harry Dunkel, DI

Member of the Board (2020-2022)


Atso Almila, Conductor 

Member of the board (2021-2023)


Anja Lappi, Master of Music, entrepreneur Anya Productions

Project leader


Members of the association’s content committee are:


Minna Maijala, non-fiction author, Minna Canth -researcher

Mikko Roiha, director, artist professor

Juha Hurme, director, author

Kaarina Hazard, free author

Jussi Lehtonen, art director, actor

Jouni Tossavainen, author

Sirpa Kähkönen, author

Lotta Vaattovaara, actor

Kaisla Pirkkalainen, actor

Virpi Rautsiala, actor

Minna Canth seura, Helsinki

Terhi Jälänne-Kupias, literary critic

Maria Oiva, director, #Digiteatteri


The Construction Committee consists of Pasi Pitkänen Kumoni Oy, Education Manager Harry Dunkel Savonia University of Applied Sciences and architect Hannu Puurunen. Experts are invited to the committees on a case-by-case basis.

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+358 40 538 3823