- About Ateneum
Ateneum's collections are kept on public display on the museum's third floor. The collection display presents classic art in a new light.
Ateneum’s collection display presents a broad selection of art, with special emphasis on Akseli Gallen-Kallela and Hugo Simberg. The Simberg cabinet offers the chance to view the artist’s infrequently exhibited gouache and watercolour paintings. Precisely adjusted lighting conditions allow these light-sensitive works to be presented as part of the collection display for the first time. Works sensitive to light are also displayed in the ukiyo-e cabinet, opened in 2009 for the Japanese woodcuts in Ateneum's collections.
Under the heading FOKUS smaller thematic exhibitions are presented that focus on a particular work of art, artist or subject.
The collection display also features a fact wall with more information about the museum’s collections and its activities as an art institution.
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.