Oulu Museum of Art

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Oulu Museum of Art
Oulun taidemuseo
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Established October 12, 1963 (1963-10-12)[1]
Location Myllytulli, Oulu
Coordinates 65°01′06″N 025°28′55″E / 65.01833°N 25.48194°E / 65.01833; 25.48194Coordinates: 65°01′06″N 025°28′55″E / 65.01833°N 25.48194°E / 65.01833; 25.48194
Type Art museum
Visitors 35 666 (2011)[2]
Owner City of Oulu
Public transit access Local bus nr 17[3]
Website http://www.ouka.fi/oulu/oma/

The Oulu Museum of Art (OMA) is an art museum in the Myllytulli neighbourhood in Oulu. It is located on the edge of the Hupisaaret Islands park.

The museum was opened to the 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.[1]

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 was 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.[4]


  1. ^ a b Manninen, Turo (1995). Oulun kaupungin historia VI [History of the City of Oulu VI] (in Finnish). Oulun kaupunki. pp. 319–321. ISBN 951-9234-48-9. 
  2. ^ "4". Finnish Museum Statistics 2011 (PDF). National Board of Antiquities. 2012. p. 37. Retrieved 2013-05-15. 
  3. ^ "Keskustan liikenne" (PDF). City of Oulu. 2013. Retrieved 19 June 2013. 
  4. ^ "On the edge of the city, in the spirit of past industry". City of Oulu. Retrieved 19 June 2013. 

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