The National Board of Antiquities preserves Finland’s material cultural heritage: collects, studies and distributes knowledge of it. The Board is a cultural and research institution, but it is also a government authority charged with the protection of archaeological sites, built heritage, cultural-historically valuable environments and cultural property, in collaboration with other officials and museums.
The Board offers a wide range and diversified range of services, a professional staff of specialists, the exhibitions and collections of its several museums, extensive archives, and a specialized scientific library, all of which are at the disposal of the general public.
The National Board of Antiquities of Finland is attached to the Ministry of Education.
The Section for Museum Development consists of Development Unit and Knowledge Management Centre.
Our aims are:
- to raise public awareness and esteem for the country’s cultural heritage
- to strengthen the social significance and impact of museums in society
- to digitalize cultural heritage and make it accessible to a wider public through the Internet
- to promote greater accessibility of cultural heritage
- to contribute to the management policies of cultural landscapes.
The Development Unit
- Keeps abreast of activities related to the field of cultural heritage and works to develop museums.
- Is responsible for the proportionate state aid for municipal and private museums.
- Organizes training, provides consultation, and encourages cooperation.
- Deals with the international activities of the National Board of Antiquities.
[This information ist copied from the website of The National Board of Antiquities]
The Knowledge Management Centre
- Is responsible for developing the digital preservation of museum collections and information concerning the cultural environment.
- Co-ordinates joint information technology projects and promotes availability of the cultural heritage via the Internet.
- Keeps abreast of the international digitalization and content creation projects and supports the incorporation of such developments.