Finnish Heritage Agency

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The Finnish Heritage Agency
Museovirasto  (Finnish)
Museiverket  (Swedish)
Finnish National Board of Antiquities logo.jpg
Agency overview
HeadquartersSturenkatu 2a, Helsinki
Agency executive
  • Juhani Kostet, Director-general
Parent departmentMinistry of Education and Culture Edit this at Wikidata
Until 2018, The National Board of Antiquities.

The Finnish Heritage Agency (Finnish: Museovirasto, Swedish: Museiverket), previously known in English as the National Board of Antiquities, 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.[1][2][3][4][5]

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.[1]

The Finnish Heritage Agency is attached to the Ministry of Education.[6]


  1. ^ a b "About us". Museovirasto. Retrieved 23 July 2020.
  2. ^ "History of the Agency". Museovirasto. Retrieved 23 July 2020.
  3. ^ "Strategy". Museovirasto. Retrieved 23 July 2020.
  4. ^ Härö, Mikko; Salmela, Ulla (December 10, 2017). "Työ muuttuu, Museovirasto pysyy". Sadan Vuoden Satoa. Retrieved 23 July 2020.
  5. ^ "Museovirasto sitoutui kilpailuolosuhteiden tasapuolisuutta parantaviin toimenpiteisiin". Kilpailu- ja kuluttajavirasto. 7 May 2020. Retrieved 23 July 2020.
  6. ^ "Organisation". Museovirasto. Retrieved 23 July 2020.

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