People walking on the main staircase.
Photo: Finnish National Gallery / Hannu Pakarinen

Our principles for safer space

We want everyone to feel safe in the Ateneum. This is something we can all work on.

Other people are treated in a considerate manner. 

  • We treat each other in a friendly manner. If help is needed, we provide it. 
  • We give space to everyone to enjoy art in peace: we do not interfere by making noise, touching, or getting too close. 
  • The Ateneum has space for a multitude of interpretations and opinions. We listen to each other, and we can agree to disagree.

In the Ateneum, everyone is allowed to be who they are.

  • People are diverse, and this diversity should be celebrated. We treat everyone respectfully. 
  • We do not make assumptions about anyone’s gender, sexuality, background, ethnicity or functional abilities. We respect everyone’s own narratives and definitions of themselves. Furthermore, everyone is entitled to privacy. 
  • We do not expect everyone to know or master the same things. 
  • Identities and life situations are diverse; we do not use excluding language. 

In the Ateneum, all kinds of bullying, harassment, and discrimination are forbidden.  

  • No one is treated badly or belittled based on their individual qualities such as gender, age, appearance, health or background. 
  • Racist and homophobic or transphobic language and behaviour are forbidden. 
  • If you experience or notice bullying, harassment or discrimination in the Ateneum, notify the staff about it. 

The staff is there for you. Contact us if 

  • you have any concerns or if you are treated inappropriately. We will support you and intervene against inappropriate behaviour. 
  • if you need or notice that someone else needs help. 
  • you want to provide feedback. We are willing to learn and correct our practices at all times. Please email feedback (a) ateneum.fi if you have any questions or concerns.