Oulu Museum of Art
|Oulu Museum of Art|
|Established||October 12, 1963|
|Visitors||35 666 (2011)|
|Owner||City of Oulu|
|Public transit access||Local bus nr 17|
The museum was opened for public in October 12, 1963. The first premises were in the so-called Kolmiotalo in the city centre. From the beginning, the museum has focused mainly on the art of northern Finnish artists.
The older section of the museum building is a former office and glue factory of the Veljekset Åström Oy leather factories. The red brick building has been designed by architect Birger Federley and built in 1921. It was renovated as an art museum in 1988-1990. At the time also the postmodernist extension was built.
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