Archive Collections and Ateneum Research Library

Visitors to the Archive Collections and Ateneum Research Library are asked to make an appointment in advance. The Archive Collections and the Ateneum Research Library serve customers by appointment on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, generally from 9.00 to 16.00. Appointments and enquiries: research(at)

Kiasma library

The Kiasma Library can be visited during library’s opening hours:

Tue 10–17
Wed 10–20
Thu 10–17
Fri 10–17 (except first Friday of every month 10–20)
Sat 10–17

You do not need to purchase a ticket if you just wish to visit the Kiasma library, but you need to report to the info desk in the front lobby of the museum. Because of the limited number of research stations in the library, we recommend that researchers book a station in advance.

Kiasma Library has also a microfiche reader for browsing press clippings on artists from 1897 to 1999. Materials in the AV archive can be accessed in the Kiasma Library through the Avokaado database. The microfiche reader and the Avokaado database must be booked in advance.

Appointments and enquiries: research(at)

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