Finnish National Gallery’s Archive Collections and Library at the Ateneum will be closed from 16 June to 14 August 2017, and at Kiasma from 18 June to 31 July 2017. The Kiasma Library will nevertheless be open for visitors from 18 to 29 July 2017, but the research services will not be available during that period.


The extensive collections of the Finnish National Gallery and related documentation and records are available for researchers and anyone else with an interest in them. Inquiries about the collections are handled by the Research Service, which also makes materials available when necessary in the premises of the Archive and the Library. Material from the collections is also available online.

The online publications of the National Gallery also contain a great number of publications for museum professionals.

Send Us Your Question or Come Visit Us

Inquiries concerning the collections of the Finnish National Gallery are answered by our Information Service.
However, it does not respond to questions concerning the following:

  • the value of artworks
  • authenticity
  • signatures

We regret that we are unable to respond to queries that require extensive research. We recommend that you book a visit to the Archive or Library to conduct research yourself.

Visits to the Archive and the Library can only be made by advance appointment. The Information Service is open on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, generally between 9 am and 4 pm.

Material is retrieved from the archives only by advance request. Requests for material from the Archive Collection must be made at least two weeks prior to the visit.

See here for more information about the services of the Archive and Library.

The Picture Collections is responsible for the Photographic Service at the Finnish National Gallery.

FAQ on Finnish National Gallery archive and library (PDF)
FAQ on conservation