The Bank of Finland launched its bicentenary in January by arranging an art exhibition that covered over a hundred works of art from the Bank’s collection. The exhibition was an unexpectedly huge success.

At the request of the public, the Bank will reopen its art exhibition in August. As the Bank will operate as normal during the exhibition, the exhibition will be less extensive than in January. The exhibition will nevertheless include 80 pieces of art. The pieces shown include Akseli Gallen-Kallela’s ‘Aino triptych’, Eva Anttila’s textile piece ‘Work and Life’, and Dora Jung’s textile wall coverings ‘Gold Standard’ and ‘Copper Standard’.

The exhibition has been designed by Hannele Heporauta, senior conservator at John Nurminen Prima. Members of the Bank’s Art Club will act as guides for visitors during the exhibition.
The exhibition will include short presentations on the Bank of Finland’s operations and on the history of the Bank’s head office.
The art exhibition will be open on six days. The opening hours are as follows:
  • Tuesday 16 August 2011: 4.00 pm – 8.00 pm
  • Wednesday  17 August 2011: 4.00 pm – 8.00 pm
  • Thursday 18 August 2011: 4.00 pm – 8.00 pm
  • Friday  19 August 2011: 4.00 pm – 8.00 pm
  • Saturday 20 August 2011: 11.00 am – 4.00 pm
  • Sunday 21 August 2011: 11.00 am – 4.00 pm

No advance registration is required. Admittance in order of arrival.

You can visit the Bank’s head office and art exhibition also via a virtual tour on the Bank of Finland’s website, at

For further information, please contact
Eeva Kristiina Lahtinen, Communications Officer, tel. +358 10 831 2908, eevakristiina.lahtinen(at)
Jukka Valle, Chairman of the Art Club, tel. +358 10 831 2617, jukka.valle(at)