Negotiations with Regional Museums

Regional museums receive increased statutory state aid to support their operations. One of the conditions for receiving aid is that the museum must have a plan on the focus areas and objectives of regional operations (Museums Decree 1192/2005), which are negotiated periodically with the Finnish Heritage Agency.

Museums’ plans 2014–2017

The plans for 2014-2017 were negotiated in autumn 2013. Regional museums prepared their plans based on four primary tasks:

· Development of regional museum operations
· Promoting the preservation of the cultural environment
· Accessibility, availability and conveying of cultural heritage information
· Regional advocacy and cooperation