The Heinola Art Museum

The Heinola Art Museum operates in a former merchant's house. On permanent display are the museum's Spranger Collection of 18th-20th century European porcelain, and the library of the Minister P. J. Hynninen Art Foundation, which is deposited with the museum. The temporary exhibitions mainly feature Finnish art. The museum's summer exhibitions also present material culture. Located in the WPK (Voluntary Fire Brigade) building next door is Galleria Lambert alternately featuring Finnish art from the 1920s to the 2000s in the museum's own collections (including the Niilo Helander Collection, the Heinola Art Museum Collection) or temporary exhibitions.

The collection of the Heinola Art Museum contains some 600 works, in addition to which the Niilo Helander Collection is deposited at the museum. Most of the works in the collections are of Finnish art from the 20th and 21th centuries. Acquisitions focus on works related to Heinola.

The Empire style museum building was built in the late 1820s by the master-builder and carpenter Jacob Nygrén (1768-1836), upon commission from the merchant Aleksander Toropoff (1780-1852) for himself and his family. Features typical of Nygrén's work are the rose and laurel-leaf ornaments of the interior doors and windows. The building was renovated in 1985-1986, after which it served as a craftsmen's facility with workshops and sales outlets. The Heinola Art Museum moved into the building in 1991.

Address: Kauppakatu 4, 18100 Heinola
Open: Tue., Thu.-Sun. Noon - 4 p.m., Wed. Noon - 8 p.m., Mon. closed
Entrance: joint ticket Heinola City Museum, Heinola Art Museum and Galleria Lambert Adults € 7, students € 4, groups min. 15 persons € 6/person
Guided tours: € 25, evenings and weekends € 45
Enquiries: Tel. (03) 849 3656, fax (03) 715 2137, museo(at)heinola.fi
Further information:
30.5.-12.9.2010: Satu Montanari - interior decoration textiles.
2.10. - 7.11.2010: Heinola Art 2010
20.11.2010 - 6.1.2011: Vempula - Art adventure for kids