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The collection display


The third floor of Ateneum will be closed as of March 2014 for around one-and-a-half years while the roof undergoes renovation. The new roof will provide better ventilation, while new insulation around the skylights will also enhance energy efficiency. These improvements will have a considerable effect on indoor conditions, which are especially demanding in the museum building. The work has been commissioned by the owner of the building, Senate Properties.

During the renovation, popular works from Ateneum’s collections will be on display in three exhibition halls on the ground floor of the museum. Works from the collections can also be viewed online.

Works from Ateneum’s collections online

The Google Cultural Institute online service includes 55 classic works from Ateneum in high-resolution images with descriptions. The online service makes it possible to take a virtual tour of the museum’s collection display.


Images and information about works from the collections of Ateneum, Kiasma and Sinebrychoff Art Museum can also be found on the Finnish National Gallery’s recently updated Art Collections Online service.


Its status as a national gallery requires the Ateneum Art Museum to lend its works to other museums in Finland and abroad, and this is one of the reasons why the selection of works on display in Ateneum varies to some extent. Read more about Ateneum's current loans.

You can view lists of the works displayed in each room by clicking on the pictures below.