The Finnish National Gallery’s Collection Information Service answers enquiries concerning the collections insofar as they pertain to archive and library materials. We regret that we are unable to respond to enquiries that require extensive research. Enquiries: research(at)nationalgallery.fi
The Collection Information Service does not respond to questions concerning:
- the value of artworks
- the authenticity of artworks
- signatures on artworks
The collections in the Finnish National Gallery’s archives and library are available for researchers and the public upon request.
The archive collections of the Finnish National Gallery consist of private papers, documents and collections relating to Finnish art from the beginning of the 19th century to the present. The archives also includes a collection of press cuttings and an archive of video documents and recordings relating to visual art. The archives have the most extensive collection of images relating to Finnish art and artists.
The Finnish National Gallery’s Library is the largest library in Finland specialising in art. The Kiasma Library has material on contemporary art dating from the 1960s onwards. The Ateneum Research Library focuses on Finnish art history. Publications in the collection of the Sinebrychoff Research Library can be accessed at the Ateneum Research Library by appointment.
The rights to use photographs for publication, research and other purposes are granted by the Photographic Service of the Finnish National Gallery.
The collections of the Finnish National Gallery are also accessible online. The extensive materials include publications, databases and catalogues held in the Finnish National Gallery Archive and Library.
The Conservation Department of the Finnish National Gallery is an independent research unit whose work benefits both the collections and exhibitions of the Finnish National Gallery. Conservation work is carried out at three facilities.