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Finnish Heritage Agency[1] (Finland) Project Partner 3 in the BalticRIM Project


Original name

Museovirasto


Description

The Finnish Heritage Agency (FHA) in Finland preserves, collects, studies and displays items and artefacts that represent cultural heritage of national importance. It produces information about cultural environments and artefacts that is made available for everyone, for example through the exhibitions and events organised by the board's own museums and with the help of information systems, online materials and publications.

The FHA does its part in assisting with the joint care and protection of cultural heritage by, among other things, participating in the preparation of legislation, development projects and international expert cooperation.

It gives statements and advice on the use and protection of ancient relics as well as buildings and environments of cultural and historical significance. It also develops the museum sector nationally and is responsible for the distribution of discretionary government grants. The Finnish Heritage Agency also oversees the National Museum of Finland, the country's central museum on cultural history.