The Ateneum is Finland’s best-known art museum and the home of Finnish art. The images held by the Ateneum are ingrained in the collective memory of the Finnish people: the works in Ateneum’s collections date from the period from the 19th century to the modern age. Take a tour of the works of art exhibited in the main hall of the Ateneum Art Museum’s Stories of Finnish Art -exhibition.

The collections exhibition presents well-loved classics alongside seldom-exhibited works of art. It draws new parallels and highlights works that have not been on show for a long time. At the same time, the story of Finnish art is juxtaposed with international developments in art and contemporary social events. The letters, sketchbooks, postcards and photographs on display in the archive hall vividly illustrate the daily lives of the artists.

On a virtual tour of the Ateneum, you can take a close-up 360° look at Echo (1887), a sculpture by Ville Vallgren. A complete 3-D image of it has
been rendered at 4k resolution and is now available online for detailed study, either with or without virtual reality glasses.

The virtual tour works with Chrome, Firefox and Safari browsers. For the best experience on a mobile device, we recommend smartphones
such as iPhone 6 or Samsung S6.

To view the virtual tour using Oculus Rift or HTC Vive virtual reality glasses, you need a computer running Windows 10 and a Firefox browser.
On Gear VR you must use the Oculus Browser, which is available on Oculus Home. On Google Cardboard you can use any mobile browser.