Information services and Library

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Information services
Sari Jantunen, curator
tel. +358 050 311 8894
sari.jantunen [at] jyvaskyla.fi

Library 
Anneli Hemmilä-Nurmi, curator
tel.  +358 050 311 8888
anneli.hemmila-nurmi [at] jyvaskyla.fi

The Information Service of the Craft Museum of Finland is operated nationally and internationally, seeking answers to questions related to handicrafts and actively providing information on museum collections to researchers and students in the field.

With the help of the information service, the Craft Museum of Finland promotes craftsmanship and appreciation of handicraft and makes expert information available to the general public.

In addition to the museum's information service, the National Costume Center of Finland and the Conservation Center serve the information needs of its own specialty.

You can turn to the information service on small as well as big questions!

Ask from the Information Services

The information service is based on the museum's own collection of objects, photographs, archives and libraries, as well as databases, for example a rye database with nearly 3000 records.
Please send your question below to the curator responsible for the information service:

Sari Jantunen, sari.jantunen [at] jyvaskyla.fi

The museum will answer the questions addressed to the information service within a few weeks. However, during holiday periods, the response time may be longer.

The information service is free for the customer when it comes to, for example, identification. A fee will be charged for larger surveys and an hourly rate will be charged according to the service price list.

Explore the library or materials on site

Sometimes you need to dive deeper and immerse yourself in the material, for example, when doing research.

The oldest volumes of the collection of the Library of the Craft Museum of Finlad are from the beginning of the 20th century, the first library catalog has been prepared already in 1911. The collections of the museum library have 7 378 titles. The collection grows with new purchases made, based on the museum staff's wishes as well as with donations. With the help of donations, the museum has succeeded in supplementing the older literature in the collection. The library's collections also include both domestic and foreign magazines.

The Library of the Craft Museum of Finnish is a reference library that is also open to visitors. The library is open during office hours from 9 am to 3 pm, which means that the museum's library collections can also be researched on the spot. When wishing to do some research in the library, time must be booked in advance with the museum staff. So contact us!

Another option is to ask the museum staff to search for topics of interest to you, the results of this search would be then provided to you in a way agreed in advance.