I am a doctoral student in Art History. I research in my thesis the study-related mobility of the 19th century Finnish sculptors. I also study their career development, the "place myth" i.e. the special lure of the European Art centres and the affects those trips or longer stays abroad had in the Finnish sculptors and their art. I have previously studied the art of the Finnish sculptor Johannes Takanen (1849-1885) in my master thesis.