Tuija Peltomaa
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Tuija Peltomaa

Tuija Peltomaa has become familiar to many Finns as an expert in antiques from the TV programme Antiikkia, antiikkia (‘Antiques Roadshow’). She is a multitalented player in the art industry whose career began with a temporary job in one of the leading Finnish auction houses. She is currently interested in teaching work, but she has not abandoned the world of antiques and collecting. Peltomaa writes columns and the art buyer’s guide section for the magazine Antiikki & Design (‘Antique & Design’).

Tuija Peltomaa

Born October 9, 1965, Sotkamo

MA (Art History) 1996, University of Helsinki

Writer, columnist, lecturer
Hourly teacher at Aalto University 2013–
Antiques expert on Antiques TV programme 1997–2014
Auction house work at Hagelstam Auctions 1996–2013
Teacher at the School of Arts and Design 1993–2007
Museum guide 1992–6 (Ateneum Art Museum, Modern Art Museum, Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki Kunsthalle, etc.)

Photo: Tuija Peltomaa
Written by Tero Juutilainen
Translated by Joe McVeigh

At the beginning of the 2010s Tuija Peltomaa was yearning for new challenges. Auction work felt like repetition and there was nothing new in sight. Over a decade had been plenty of time to become quite familiar with a field that has rather small circles in a country the size of Finland.

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