The Finnish Heritage Agency
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|Headquarters||Sturenkatu 2a, Helsinki|
|Parent department||Ministry 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.