Museovirasto Organisaatio


The Finnish Heritage Agency

Director General Juhani Kostet

The National Museum of Finland

The Finnish National Museum is a museum of Finnish cultural history. It serves as the central museum of its kind in the country, and its purpose is to study, collect, and display items and artefacts that represent cultural heritage. The national collection of Finnish history and cultural history contains over half a million items. The National Museum is also in charge of the operations of six other museums, as well as the Häme Castle and Olavinlinna Castle, and it is actively engaged in developing museum activities in its field.

Persons in charge

Director General Elina Anttila

Marketing and Communication
Director of Marketing and Communications Päivi Kukkamäki

Director Eija-Maija Kotilainen (Collections and Museum of Cultures)

  • Collections Centre, Chief intendant Kaija Steiner-Kiljunen
  • Conservation, Intendant Eero Ehanti
  • Collections and research, Chief intendant Sanna Teittinen

Museum Services
Director Tiina Mertanen (Museum Services and The Maritime Museum of Finland)

  • Museum Services / Exhibitions, Head of Exhibitions Minerva Keltanen
  • Museum Services / Public Programmes and Events, Head of Public Programmes Hanna Forssell
  • Museum Services / Nationalmuseum, Intendant Mari Vadén
  • Museum Services / Seurasaari Open-Air Museum, Tamminiemi and Hvitträsk, Intendant Mikko Teräsvirta
  • Museum Services / Castles (Häme Castle, Olavinlinna Castle and Louhisaari) Intendant Jouni Marjamäki
  • Museum Services / The Maritime Museum of Finland, Intendant Pia Paukku

The personnel of the National Museum of Finland

The webpage of the National Museum of Finland

Cultural Environment Services

The department is responsible for expert and official tasks related to cultural environments, such as significant archaeological sites and findings, historical architecture, restoration, landscapes, and historical ships. It produces information and creates awareness on the protection of cultural environments, as well as on pertaining values and opportunities. The department organises various protection programmes and projects, and it is involved in international operations as well as in the preparation and monitoring of grants in the field of cultural history in collaboration with other departments.

Persons in charge

Director of Department Mikko Härö

Policy and Guidance, Chief Intendant Ulla Salmela
Restoration, Chief Intendant Helena Hirviniemi
Western Finland, Chief Intendant Helena Taskinen
Eastern and Northern Finland, Chief Intendant Petri Halinen

The personnel of the department

Archives And Information Services

The department is responsible for the archive, picture, library, and knowledge management services, and its other tasks include expanding and managing the archives, archaeological collections, picture collections and library collections. The department provides information and image bank services, as well as instructions and guidance on appropriate matters within the Finnish Heritage Agency and the field of cultural heritage. Additionally, it supports the development of museum data systems on a national level. It is also in charge of maintaining the data systems of the Finnish Heritage Agency.

The department also provides archaeological field services for a fee.

Persons in charge

Director of Department Vesa Hongisto

Library, Archives and Archaeological Collections, Chief Intendant Jutta Kuitunen
The Picture Collections, Chief Intendant Ismo Malinen
Knowledge Management, Chief Intendant Miikka Haimila
Archaeological Field Services, Chief Intendant Marianna Niukkanen

Personnel of the department

Markkinointi ja viestintä

Markkinointi- ja viestintäjohtaja Päivi Kukkamäki
Markkinointipäällikkö Heidi Ketola
Myyntipäällikkö Kirsi Nisonen

Yksikön henkilökunta

Support Services

Administrative Services

The unit supports the activities of the operational units by providing HR services and legal counselling as well as promoting conformity to law and good governance. It is also responsible for interpreting agreements and regulations as well as other norms and instructions. In addition, the unit develops and maintains the payroll system as well as travel and procurement processes, and it is in charge of activities, such as recruitment and the organisation of occupational safety and health arrangements.

The unit also provides financial management services, financial planning and monitoring, as well as guidance and control services. It is responsible for contracts related to the renting and user services of properties

Persons in charge

Administrative Director Carolina Ansinn

The personnel of Administrative Services

Development of the Museum Sector

Development Services is responsible for the general development of the Finnish museum field, contractual control of the regional operation of museums and specialised fields, the distribution of state funding, and the maintenance of museum statistics. Development Services promotes cooperation between museums, provides advice, conveys information and participates in development projects in the museum sector.

Persons in charge

Director of Development Pirjo Hamari

The personnel of Development of the Museum Sector

Museoalan kehittäminen

Yksikkö vastaa Suomen museoalan yleisestä kehittämisestä, museoiden alueellisen tai erikoisalan toiminnan sopimusohjauksesta, valtionavustusten jakamisesta ja museotilaston ylläpidosta. Kehittämispalvelut edistää museoiden yhteistoimintaa, antaa neuvontaa, välittää tietoa ja osallistuu alan kehittämishakkeisiin.


kehittämisjohtaja Pirjo Hamari

Yksikön henkilökunta