Finnish Heritage Agency

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The Finnish Heritage Agency
Finnish National Board of Antiquities logo.jpg
Agency overview
HeadquartersSturenkatu 2a, Helsinki
Agency executive
  • Juhani Kostet, Director-general
Parent departmentMinistry of Education and Culture
Until 2018, The National Board of Antiquities.

The Finnish Heritage Agency (Finnish: Museovirasto, Swedish: Museiverket) preserves Finland's material cultural heritage: collects, studies and distributes knowledge of it. The Agency is a cultural and research institution, but it is also a government authority charged with the protection of archaeological sites, built heritage, cultural-historically valuable environments and cultural property, in collaboration with other officials and museums.

The Agency offers a wide range and diversified range of services, a professional staff of specialists, the exhibitions and collections of its several museums, extensive archives, and a specialized scientific library, all of which are at the disposal of the general public.

The Finnish Heritage Agency is attached to the Ministry of Education.

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