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The collections of the museum now consist of 53 000 objects. The basic collection is made up of the old surviving collections that have been moved to Jyväskylä. It is our aim to add to the collection with careful selection and planning. From the present day we keep essential phenomena of the handicraft culture for the collection. Quality is more important than quantity in the collections at the moment. 

The museum’s reference library consists of more than 7 300 publications on handicraft, the craft industry and just about everything made by hand. The collection of the library also includes Finnish and foreign magazines. Most of the material is in Finnish.

Photographs form their own collection, which consists of around 90 800 photographs. The earliest photographs are glass negatives from the 1930s. 

More information about our collections: 

Marjo Ahonen
curator, collections
tel. +358 50 566 2187
marjo.ahonen [at]

Ptohographs for free use

you can download photographs for your own use:

When a photographs is used, the Craft Museum of Finland as well ase the photographers name must be mentioned. 

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