Acquisitions, maintenance and presentation of the art collections belong to the core functions of the collection-related activities of the Helsinki Art Museum. The art museum has an extensive, remarkable art collection, which consists of more than 8,500 works of art. The emphasis of the collection is on the 20th and the 21st century Finnish art.
The art museum collections are on public display not only in the exhibitions presenting the museum collections, but also in public locations. A significant segment of the Helsinki Art Museum’s collections, up to 40%, are located in public spaces, street and park areas or placed in city agencies and institutions. This is an additional method by the Art Museum to introduce fine arts into people's everyday lives.
Art documentation and research are additional functions of the collection activities. They constitute a method of servicing both the general public and the experts.
It is prohibited to save copies of the works of fine art on a computer hard disc or a diskette, to use them on information networks or to duplicate them without prior written consent from the owners of the copyrights. It is prohibited to produce copies of the works of fine art on paper, transparency or other material without written consent from copyright holders. © Kuvasto ry 2000.
Maria Duncker, Too Heavy Guests, 2011. Photo Maija Toivanen © Kuvasto 2012
Jarno Vesala, Cry After Laughter. Photo Yehia Eweis © Kuvasto 2012