Our exhibitions showcase international and Finnish art. Paired with our topical research, our exhibitions provide new information and perspectives to our visitors.
We also encourage our visitors to engage in the different encounters our museum offers. You can converse, listen to music, create art, investigate and be inspired.
Our museum attracts thousands of children and young people every year. Our rich educational programme brings art to schools to form part of children’s school work.
Together with the Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma and the Sinebrychoff Art Museum, we form the Finnish National Gallery. The Finnish National Gallery is Finland’s largest art museum institution and its operations are governed by special legislation.
With art, you are never alone. Welcome to Ateneum!
Our values and principles
The Finnish National Gallery’s values
- Other people are treated in a considerate manner
- In the Ateneum, everyone is allowed to be who they are.
- In the Ateneum, all kinds of bullying, harassment, and discrimination are forbidden.
- The staff is here for you. Contact us if needed.
Read more about our principles for safer space
We want to make sustainability and the circular economy a permanent part of our operations. The Finnish National Gallery aims to be carbon neutral by 2035. The National Gallery’s environmental programme is known as the Green Handprint.
The administration and staff
The Ateneum’s Museum director is Marja Sakari.
Finnish National Gallery
Together with the Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma and the Sinebrychoff Art Museum, we form the Finnish National Gallery. The Finnish National Gallery is Finland’s largest art museum institution.