Central Uusimaa Provincial Museum
Cultural environment preservation in Central Uusimaa
The Provincial Museum and the National Board of Antiquities are the building protection authorities for Central Uusimaa. The main task of the Provincial Museum is to manage the protection of cultural-historically valuable buildings and environment owned by municipalities and private individuals. The National Board of Antiquities monitors the protection of state, university and ecclesiastical buildings as well as their repair. In addition, the Board is responsible for the preservation of buildings protected under the Building Protection Act.
The Provincial Museum promotes the protection of the cultural environment in the municipalities by providing statements on planning and repair projects. Building Researchers and the Conservators provide expert services related to the preservation of the cultural environment in the Central Uusimaa Provincial Museum area.
Inventories at different levels have been made of the man-made environments in the municipalities. The municipalities strive to update these according to their needs and resources. The Provincial Museum participates in the control groups for programmes on the care and treatment of cultural environment, and the building investments of the municipalities.
Regional museum work
Helsinki City Museum is the regional museum for Central Uusimaa. We provide expert assistance and guidance on matters related to the cultural heritage in the region, which comprises Helsinki, Espoo, Vantaa, Kauniainen, Tuusula, Järvenpää, Kerava, Nurmijärvi and Hyvinkää. These tasks are based on the Museums Act, and the service is free of charge for customers.
The Regional Museum Curator advises municipalities, associations, foundations and businesses in matters related to museum collections and the preservation of the cultural heritage:
– collection cataloguing and management
– museum administration, finance and grants
– museum and exhibition plans
– the renovation of museum buildings
The regional museum promotes cooperation between museums by organising annual training, meetings and regional museum days. Regional cooperation is developed in collaboration with the Finnish National Board of Antiquities and other regional museums.
We encourage all organisations and communities to cherish the memories of their past. This ensures the preservation of a rich and diverse cultural heritage.
Tel. +3589 310 36475
The Uusimaa Centre for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment gives out building heritage repair subsidies, and the Finnish National Board of Antiquities grants restoration subsidies. Helsinki City Museum – Central Uusimaa province museum supervises the repairs of sites which have been granted subsidies. The application period ends at the end of September.
Image: Helsinki City Museum / Juho Nurmi, 2013