Customer Service and Image Sales

The extensive collections of the Finnish National Gallery’s Archives and Library are available to researchers and other information seekers in the archive premises and part through online services. The database of Finnish National Gallery’s Art Collections can be found online. You can also get to know the FAQ of our Conservators.

Visitors are asked to make an appointment in advance.

You can also purchase images from the Finnish National Gallery’s Picture Collections.

The Customer Service answers to questions concerning the collections of Finnish National Gallery. Customer Service does not reply to enquiries concerning
- values of artworks
- authenticity of artworks
- signatures

We regret that we cannot carry out enquiries that demand wide scale information searching. We recommend making an appointment to the archive or library for self-directed research.

Orders of material are suggested to be made early on; material is retrieved once a week (on Tuesdays) and only by orders made in advance.

The Archive Collections comprise the Picture Collections, Press Cutting Collections, Document Archives and Audiovisual Archive as well as the Finnish National Gallery Library. Materials on Finnish arts and art life have been gathered in the collection on a wide scale.

Picture Collections

The Picture Collection of Finnish visual arts and artists is the widest in the country. Usage rights to the photographs are granted for publications, research, and various other purposes by the Picture Collections.

Press Cutting Collection

The Press Cutting Collection contains newspaper and magazine articles dealing mainly with Finnish art from the 19th century till 2012.

Document Archive

The Document Archive comprises private archives, documents and collections related to Finnish visual arts from the beginning of the 19th century to the present day, including archives of artists, associations, art and other institutions and collections.

Audiovisual Archive

The Audiovisual Archive contains video documentaries and sound recordings related to visual arts, and a media art archive.


The Finnish National Gallery Library is the largest visual arts library in Finland.

Get to know better the Archive Collections and the Library.


Customer Service Contact Information

Visits to any of the archives are by pre-arranged appointment only. Customer Service attends on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

Finnish National Gallery’s Archive Collections and Library

Document Archive, Press Cuttings Collections and Audiovisual Archive
Street adress: Kaivokatu 2 C
00100 Helsinki, Finland
tel. 0294 500 379, + 358 294 500 365, fax +358 294 500 248
e-mail: research(at)

Picture Collections

Street adress: Kaivokatu 2 C
00100 Helsinki, Finland
tel. + 358 294 500 234, + 358 294 500 241 and + 358 294 500 386
e-mail: picturecollections(at)

Ateneum and Sinebrychoff Research Library

Street adress: Kaivokatu 2 C
00100 Helsinki, Finland
tel. +358 294 500 526
e-mail: library(at)

Kiasma Research Library

Street adress: Mannerheiminaukio 2
00100 Helsinki, Finland
tel. +358 294 500 526
e-mail: library(at)

Finnish National Gallery’s Archives and Library personnel.

  • Archive’s Archive’s and library’s Researcher Room in the Ateneum Building. Photo: Finnish National / Minttu Juvonen.
  • A A researcher with her material. Photo: Finnish National Gallery / Jenni Nurminen.
  • Ateneum Ateneum Research Library’s loft. Photo: Finnish National Gallery / Jenni Nurminen.