Finance and Administration Department

The Finance and Administration Department of the Finnish National Gallery comprises units for customer service, human resources, property management, financial administration and IT, as well as the Finnish National Gallery’s communications, fundraising and museum shop operations. The Finance and Administration Department is responsible for providing services related to the above descriptions for the entire organisation.

The customer service unit did a fine job of handling the record number of visitors in 2014, as seen in particular during the Tove Jansson centenary exhibition at Ateneum. The human resources unit established the basis for the organisation’s HR practices and policies. The property management unit carried out major roof repairs to Ateneum in spring 2014 and began a comprehensive renovation of Kiasma that closed the museum entirely from the beginning of September 2014.

The business unit that began working at the beginning of the year is responsible for the operations of the museum shops, for the commercialisation of the museums and collections, and product sales, also online on the museoshop.fi website. The financial administration unit worked on introducing new systems and phasing them in to serve the operations of the Finnish National Gallery.

The IT unit worked on introducing the Office 365 service and updating the IT network equipment for the Finnish National Gallery. The communications unit worked on updating the website and introducing a new visual identity for the Finnish National Gallery. The fundraising unit worked on by far the most important project for the future of the Finnish National Gallery by launching a new fundraising campaign in the autumn.