‘Viisas Hiiri’ (‘Wise Mice’) in Helsinki, Finland

Published: 5/11/2019
‘Viisas Hiiri’ (‘Wise Mice’) in Helsinki, Finland

Mice are not usually a welcome sight in libraries and archives, especially when those buildings house the entire historical record of a country. But in a surprisingly whimsical gesture, the National Archives of Finland has appointed a tiny furry ambassador to greet guests. With a pencil hefted on one shoulder, the diminutive rodent appears ready to sign documents, sketch portraits, or perhaps buil

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