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 nearly 40,000 artworks that you can browse online.

The images of copyright-free artworks can be shared, modified and used in any context, including for teaching, research, and commercial purposes. These images are free for use because the copyright period (70 full calendar years after the death of the artist) has expired. The images are low-resolution jpg files.

Stories of Finnish Art. Photo: Finnish National Gallery / Jenni Nurminen

Stories of Finnish Art. Photo: Finnish National Gallery / Jenni Nurminen

The Finnish National Gallery collections online

All the artworks that belong to the collections of the Ateneum Art Museum, the Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, and the Sinebrychoff Art Museum can be browsed on the collections website. You can search for an artwork using the name of the artist, the title, the year of creation or the subject of the work as a search term. Images labelled with the Copyright Free mark can be downloaded from the site and used freely.

Get to know the collections

Ellen Thesleff: Self-Portrait, 1894-95. Detail from the movie. Finnish National Gallery / Ateneum Art Museum. Photo: Finnish National Gallery / Hannu Pakarinen

Stories of Finnish Art short films

These short films related to the Stories of Finnish Art exhibition show familiar classics in a new light. The camera picks up details on the surface of the works that are not visible to the naked eye, revealing new aspects of familiar works: brushstrokes, highlight colours and surprising details.

Watch the short films

Photo: Finnish National Gallery / Hannu Aaltonen

Audio guides to the Ateneum collection

You can listen to the audio guides to artworks in the Ateneum collections online for free.

Listen to the audio guides

Ateneum Art Gate

Ateneum Art Gate

Ateneum Art Gate takes you on a virtual tour of the main gallery of the Stories of Finnish Art exhibition. The main gallery exhibits some of the most beloved artworks in our collection.

Check the instructions on how to start a virtual tour

Nuoria Ateneumissa

Photo: Ville Malja

Materials for schools and other groups

These materials are designed for the use of teachers and other adults who work with children and young people. The exercises provide ideas for discussion. The questions are designed to suit groups of children but can be adapted for various ages.

Take a look at the archive

Signmark

Signmark

Sign-language art presentations: Signmark

Rap artist Signmark presents two classic works from the Ateneum collection using sign language.

Watch the videos

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

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 the right to use images of Finnish National Gallery’s works of art

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

The Archive and Library Information Services

Press releases

Works by the world-famous artist Ilya Repin to be shown at the Ateneum in spring 2021

  An exhibition featuring work by the international master painter Ilya Repin (1844–1930) will be on display on the third floor of the Ateneum Art Museum from 19 March to 29 August 2021. Repin is Russia’s most famous painter and also loved by the…

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