Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation proposes building a museum in Finnish capital


HELSINKI (AP).- The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation on Tuesday proposed building a museum in the Finnish capital after a yearlong feasibility study. The organization said that the board of trustees approved the study last month. “The board’s enthusiastic support reflects its conviction that moving forward to the next stage of the project would strengthen the Guggenheim network,” the report said. “It … (will) make an outstanding contribution to the cultural life of the Nordic and Baltic regions.” The 190-page study was commissioned in January 2011 by the mayor of Helsinki at a cost of $2.5 million. “Finland’s tradition of innovation and design and its cutting-edge technology could be helpful,” said Juan Ignacio Vidarte, head of the foundation’s global strategies. City councilors are expected to decide on the $180