The Finnish National Gallery consists of five departments: Ateneum Art Museum, Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, Sinebrychoff Art Museum, the Collections Department and the Department of Finance and Administration. Take a look at our organization.

The museums plan exhibitions and making art accessible to visitors both in the museums and online. This is done in close collaboration among all departments. Our museums employ a host of experts, including curators, producers, and communications’ experts, to name a few.

The Collections Department serves all three museums and is responsible for maintaining the art collection. It employs collection curators, technicians, photographers, museum registrars, conservators, for example.

The Department of Finance and Administration works to provide support services to all departments of the National Gallery. These services include financial, IT, real-estate maintenance, personnel and customer service.

Our customer service team works with varied and multidimensional tasks as museum guards and shop assistants, for instance. They guide visitors in the museum buildings and exhibition halls, work in the cloakrooms, sell tickets, work in the museum shop and look out for the everyday safety of both the customers and our works art.


Take a look at what it’s like to work with our collections

 

Elena Hellemaa, Talous- ja hallinto-osasto, kiinteistöassistentti. Kuva: Kansallisgalleria / Tuija Mikkola. Elena Hellemaa, Ekonomi- och förvaltningsavdelningen, fastighetsassistent. Bild: Finlands Nationalgalleri / Tuija Mikkola. Elena Hellemaa, Finance and Administration, Facilities Management Assistant. Photo: Finnish National Gallery / Tuija Mikkola.

Elena Hellemaa, Finance and Administration, Facilities Management Assistant. Photo: Finnish National Gallery / Tuija Mikkola.

Elena Hellemaa, Finance and Administration, Facilities Management Assistant

What do you like most about the National gallery?
The National Gallery is a large and multifaceted organization with an incredible variety of different top professionals protecting Finland’s greatest art treasures together. Our three museums represent our country’s elite, both as a work environment and a home of art treasures.

Your favourite work of art?
My favourite work of art is (and has been since I visited the Ateneum as a child) Akseli Gallen-Kallela’s painting The Boy with a Crow from 1884.

 

 

Maria Saarikoski, Nykytaiteen museo Kiasma, tuottaja. Kuva: Kansallisgalleria / Pirje Mykkänen. Maria Saarikoski, Museet för nutidskonst Kiasma, producent. Bild: Finlands Nationalgalleri / Pirje Mykkänen. Maria Saarikoski, Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, Producer. Photo: Finnish National Gallery / Pirje Mykkänen.


Maria Saarikoski, Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, Producer. Photo: Finnish National Gallery / Pirje Mykkänen.

Maria Saarikoski, Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, Producer

What do you like most about the National Gallery?
The best thing in our community is being able to work with the best experts in the business. As far as contemporary art is concerned, working in cooperation with different artists brings life and vivacity to planning and implementing events.

Your favourite work of art?
Anna Estarriola’s (born 1980) Emerging thoughts is a large woollen cap that encloses 60 small heads. When you take a peek inside the large head through an opening in the cap, you hear whispered adjectives from within. The work creates a space for an event inside one’s head. It gives a visual form to the inner world, to the emergence and formation of thoughts. Anna Estarriola says that she wanted to give a visible and audible form to the emergence of thoughts.

 

 

 

 

Kirsi Eskelinen, Sinebrychoffin taidemuseo, museonjohtaja. Kuva: Kuva: Fokus Media / Pia Inberg.

Kirsi Eskelinen, Sinebrychoff Art Museum, Museum Director. Photo: Fokus Media / Pia Inberg.

Kirsi Eskelinen, Sinebrychoff Art Museum, Museum Director

What do you like most about the National Gallery?
The inspiring atmosphere, the leading professionals who work in our community, and naturally, the magnificent collections and the lovely the museums themselves.

Your favourite work of art?
Jacopo Bassano’s painting Virgin and Child with John the Baptist and Saint Anthony the Abbot from the early 1560s is special to me because it was the work that once inspired me to take up old art studies.