Our active network organises the nationwide division of collecting duties, coordinates contemporary documentation projects and ameliorates knowledge on the collections in Finnish museums. We provide a forum for new launches in collection work, professional discussion, collaboration and shared expertise.

We conduct development activities in order to promote the use of museum collections as a social resource. The collecting duties divided among the museums enable the versatile use of collections, mobility, accessibility and revealing the significance of various phenomena.

We annually organise two national seminars on the current issues in collecting duties. Seminars are free of charge and open for everyone. We also coordinate a biannual event on contemporary documentation for Finnish museums and hand out an award on contemporary documentation.

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Anni Wallenius receives a camera phone for the museum collections in 2020. Photograph: Virve Laustela, Finnish Museum of Photography