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Archaeological collections

Archaeological collections contain objects from the whole current territory of Finland as well as from the so-called ceded areas. The collections cover the whole prehistoric era extensively. Starting from 2011, the findings of the historical era have also been catalogued to the archaeological collections. Additionally, the collections contain a so-called comparative foreign collection which mainly includes objects from Russia, but also from other European countries as well as from e.g. Egypt and Palestine. Additions are no longer made to the foreign collection.

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The Finnish Heritage Agency

The Finnish Heritage Agency is a specialist of cultural heritage and a service provider, developing the sector and acting as its authority. It collects, manages and presents the national heritage of cultural history, in addition to recording, producing and providing knowledge.

Together with other authorities and the rest of the museum field, the Finnish Heritage Agency is responsible for protecting environments with cultural history value, archaeological cultural heritage and built heritage, and other cultural property. It also collects and showcases a national cultural history collection, studies material cultural heritage and both supports and develops the museum field nationally

The object and picture collections of the Finnish Heritage Agency present information about people and phenomena embracing thousands of years. For over one hundred years, the Finnish Heritage Agency’s archives have collected material related to studying, maintaining and managing the cultural environment and cultural heritage.

The Finnish Heritage Agency provides varied and constantly developing services for all citizens. The agency operates under the Ministry of Education and Culture.

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