Art Collections online

Helene Schjerfbeck: The Convalescent (1888). Finnish National Gallery/Ateneum Art Museum. Photo: Finnish National Gallery/Yehia Eweis.

The Finnish National Gallery has freed nearly 12 000 images licensed with the CC0 licence. The images can be shared, modified and used in any context, including teaching, research, and commercial purposes, for example. These images are free to be used because the copyright (70 full calendar years after the death of the artist) has expired. The images are jpg files of low resolution.

The artworks that belong to the collections of Ateneum Art Museum, Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma or Sinebrychoff Art Museum can be browsed at the collections website. You can search for the image using the name of the artist or the artwork. Images marked with the Public Domain Mark can be used freely.

Some high resolution images of artworks are available Finnish National Gallery’s Flickr account. The same images have been published at the website of Europeana Collections.

Read more about the CC0 license

Read more about open data at the Finnish National Gallery’s website

Contact details for the media and to the Photographic Service

See the page: For the media

In case you need images of artworks protected by copyright (less than 70 full calendar years after the death of the artist) for other publication or research use, please contact the Finnish National Gallery’s Photographic Service.

Other online materials of the Finnish National Gallery

Online databases, fonds and catalogues

Online publications of the Finnish National Gallery

Eero Järnefelt: Under the Yoke (Burning the Brushwood), 1893. Finnish National Gallery / Ateneum Art Museum. Photo: Finnish National Gallery / Hannu Aaltonen

Eero Järnefelt: Under the Yoke (Burning the Brushwood), 1893. Finnish National Gallery / Ateneum Art Museum. Photo: Finnish National Gallery / Hannu Aaltonen

Google Arts and Culture

The website includes 55 classic works from Ateneum, shown on the site as high resolution images with added introductory notes. One of Ateneum’s masterpieces, Eero Järnefelt’s best known painting Under the Yoke (Burning the Brushwood) (1893), has been photographed in extraordinary detail using the ‘gigapixel’ technology, enabling the work to be studied online beyond what is possible with the naked eye.

Google Arts and Culture is a global digital museum that makes the world’s art treasures accessible to all – visitors can wander around museums from across the world and experience the art in detail. It is a collaboration between Google and multiple acclaimed art institutions, and it makes over 40,000 works of art available online. The project was launched in 2011.

Ateneum Art Museum at Google Arts and Culture

Look at the details of Under the Yoke (Burning the Brushwood) in the gigapixel image

Hugo Simberg: Self-Portrait, 1907. Finnish National Gallery / Ateneum Art Museum. Photo: Finnish National Gallery / Hannu Pakarinen

Hugo Simberg: Self-Portrait, 1907. Finnish National Gallery / Ateneum Art Museum. Photo: Finnish National Gallery / Hannu Pakarinen

The Other World of Hugo Simberg

The Other World of Hugo Simberg is a website that leads you on a journey into the art and life of the artist Hugo Simberg. It is intended for all who are interested in Simberg’s art, and it is designed also with the needs of educators in mind. The opportunity to engage creatively with the website brings the world of art close to the viewer.

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Press releases

František Kupka’s major international exhibition at the Ateneum starting in February

From 22 February to 19 May 2019, the Ateneum Art Museum will present an exhibition of works by František Kupka (1871–1957), the Czech pioneer of abstract art. Kupka’s art has been described as “modern poetry of colour”. This major international exhibition will feature Kupka’s…

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