More than 70 politicians went to museums for work practice – among them three ministers and the Speaker of Parliament

Paula Risikko, Speaker of Parliament, working in EMMA - Espoo Museum of Modern Art. Photo Ella Tommila / EMMA.

The Finnish Museums Association organised the campaign week Invite a Politician to a Museum at the end of August 2018. More than 70 politicians participate, among them e.g. Paula Risikko, Speaker of Parliament, Sampo Terho, Minister of Culture, Sanni Grahn-Laasonen, Minister of Education and Jussi Niinistö, Minister of Defence. 

The politicians did their work practice or other hands-on familiarization with the everyday activity of the field in about 30 museums around Finland.

It’s now the third time that the Finnish Museums Association organizes the campaign Invite a Politician to a Museum. During the campaign, the behind-the-scenes activity of the museums is made visible, and the multifaceted work of the museums is shown, as well as the social importance of the museum network covering the whole country of Finland.

– Politicians are clearly interested in museum work. This is excellent news especially before the year 2019 when we have three elections in Finland. This is good information as many plans and programmes for the years 2019–23 are already been made, says Kimmo Levä, secretary general for the Finnish Museums Association. 

More information in Finnish, all the participating politicians and the museums. 

More information 

Kimmo Levä

Secretary General, Suomen museoliitto

040 166 2816


Suomen museoliitto 1.9.2018