Design Museum, Helsinki FI

The Museum of Applied Arts was founded in 1873 as the teaching collection of the Crafts and Design. Design Museum, its successor, is now an internationally operating museum of design that keeps a national collection in its field. Design Museum as a specialist museum in Finland maintains a 75 ooo object design collection. The museum is responsible for research and documentation in its field, and for holding exhibitions on design history and contemporary themes. The museum also organizes international touring exhibitions and events on Finnish art and design. Besides main premises at Design Museum, other premises and exhibition spaces are Arabia Museum, Iittala Glass Museum and Nuutajärvi Glass Museum. The Design Museum has operated in its current premises (formerly Brobergska Mixed School) since 1978.


Role in the Partage Plus project: The Design Museum is a project partner digitizing content.