Library


LIBRARY IS CLOSED FROM JUNE 16 UNTIL AUGUST 11, 2014.

The Finnish National Gallery Library is the largest visual arts library in Finland. Exhibition publications, museum collection catalogues, and auction catalogues form the major part of the collection.

The library collection is located in three different museum buildings. The Kiasma Research Library houses materials associated with contemporary art dating from the 1960s onwards. The focus of the Ateneum Research Library is on the art history of Finland. The Sinebrychoff Research Library houses literature related to old international art.

Visitors are asked to make an appointment in advance.

Kiasma Research Library

Visiting address: Mannerheiminaukio 2
00100 Helsinki, Finland
tel. +358 294 500 526
e-mail: library(at)nationalgallery.fi

The Kiasma Research Library is part of the Finnish National Gallery Library. It houses materials associated with contemporary art dating from the 1960s onwards. Supplements to the collection support the exhibitions and collections of the Museum of Contemporary Art. Key collection areas include Finnish contemporary art, latest trends in contemporary art and associated theoretical literature, collection artists and art periodicals. The Kiasma library’s responsibilities include publication exchange with Finnish and international art museums. The library collection is also augmented through acquisitions and donations.

The library has study desks and three self-service terminals with access to a variety of resources, including the library database, the Finnish National Gallery’s art registry, digital image database, media archive, external databases in the museum network, and the Internet.

Ateneum Research Library

Visiting address: Finnish National Gallery Library
Kaivokatu 2 C
00100 Helsinki, Finland
tel. +358 294 500 526
e-mail: library(at)nationalgallery.fi

The Ateneum Research Library is the oldest part of the Finnish National Gallery Library. The collections have been expanded since the Ateneum building was completed in 1889. The library collections support research of the art works in the Ateneum Art Museum and Finnish art in general. The library also contains literature on conservation.

The library collections grow by purchases, library exhanges and donations. The library also publishes the Bibliography of Visual art in Finland (only in Finnish).

The library has study desks and self-service terminals with access to a variety of resources, including the library database, the Finnish National Gallery’s art registry, and archive materials.

Sinebrychoff Research Library

Visiting adress: Finnish National Gallery Library
Kaivokatu 2 C
00100 Helsinki, Finland
tel. +358 294 500 526
e-mail: library(at)nationalgallery.fi

The Sinebrychoff Research Library is part of the Finnish National Gallery Library. The library materials can be used in the Ateneum Research Library by an appointment in advance.

All the library resources are associated with Fanny and Paul Sinebrychoff’s home museum, its art collection and exhibitions. The library collections grow by purchases, library exhanges and donations.

  • Ateneum's Ateneum's Research Library. Photo: Finnish National Gallery / Jenni Nurminen.
  • Kiasma's Kiasma's Research Library. Photo: Finnish National Gallery / Petri Virtanen.
  • Finnish Finnish National Gallery Library. Photo: Finnish National Gallery / Jenni Nurminen.