The Finnish Heritage Agency opens up a collection of over 200 000 pictures

The Finnish Heritage Agency, Museovirasto, opens a collection of 200 000 pictures in high resolution print quality mainly under CC BY licence. By opening up the collection in high resolution, the Finnish Heritage Agency wants to support accessibility and wider use of cultural heritage.

Along with the newly opened collection, the Finnish Heritage Agency opens up their own Finna website. Through the heritage agency’s own Finna interface the new high resolution collection is easily searchable and accessible. 

Finna is a service developed and maintained by the National Library of Finland. It gathers together search services and resources from Finnish libraries, museums, and archives covering close to 400 partner organisation. People can use Finna and access all resources through its main page, or use different organisations’ own Finna websites, such as newly opened Finnish Heritage Agency’s own Finna page.

You can read the press release in Finnish on STT, and explore the Finnish Heritage Agency’s Finna page in English.

More information about Finna can be found on article on Finna services.