Finland

Total number of museums: approximately 502
Art and Design: 55
History: 173
Natural History/Science: 98
Special: 78
Other: 98

Professionally run museums:  326
Voluntarily run museums: approximately 700

The Finnish Museums Association

Website: www.museoliitto.fi
Members: 206
Funding: 

  • 50% state/municipal funded
  • 10% membership fees/subscriptions
  • 40 % other
Advocacy Initiative 
  • Invite politician to the museum week.
  • several statements about the state budget, real estate issues, state museum policy, state funding system, copy right law and personal data act.

Other Museum Organisations at National Level

ICOM Finland
Website: www.finland.icom.museum

The Union of Academic Museum Employees in Finland
Website: www.museoalanammattiliitto.fi

The National Board of Antiquities
Website: www.museovirasto.fi


Legislation and Structure

Legislation

There is a national legislation on museums in Finland.

Structure

The types of ownership/patronage (public, federal, state, private) of museums in Finland can be seen below.

  • Cities/municipalities: 53%
  • Foundations/associations: 39%
  • State: 6%
  • Others (companies, churches): 2%

Collection Mobility

  • There is no public loan policy
  • No state indemnity scheme exists
  • An insurance policy is in place

Last updated in August 2018.