Kuva: Petri Summanen

The Finnish State Art Commission is appointed by the Ministry of Education and Culture. It is charged with acquiring works of art for Government properties and buildings in Government use and to attend to the management of the State Art Deposit Collection. The State Art Commission is part of the Finnish National Gallery. Works are commissioned directly from artists and acquired through competitions and purchases. Acquisition decisions are made by a committee consisting of a chair, a vice chair and six members. Six of the members represent different disciplines of art, while one represents the Finnish National Gallery and one Senate Properties. The Finnish National Gallery is also in charge of the commission’s secretarial work. The term of office of the commission’s members is three years.

Finnish State Art Commission Personnel

Eija Aarnio, Senior Producer
tel. 0400 271 477

Heli Ahmio, Curator
tel. 040 674 3563

Marjo Saarinen, Assistant
tel. 040 832 5480

Email: firstname.lastname@kansallisgalleria.fi

Composition of the State Art Commission 2017–2019


Jari Auer, Architect


Riikka Latva-Somppi, Sculptor, Glass Artist

Siukku Nurminen, Senior Conservator

Paavo Paunu, Painter

Tuomo Rainio, Artist

Nora Tapper, Sculptor

Henri Terho, Special Advisor

Annu Vertanen, Artist, Professor


Eija Aarnio, Senior Producer