International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property


N.B.: General country data and external links have been provided by the Member State. * Uploaded: 06/2020

General Country data

The main cultural assets of Finland

Finland’s cultural and natural heritage is rich and distinctive. The era from prehistoric archaeological sites to modern architecture, and from the national epic Kalevala and other long-term traditions to latest achievements of creative arts, is the foundation of the Finnish cultural identity, spiced also with a unique love for nature.

The legal framework on cultural heritage conservation

The cultural environment (landscapes, archaeological heritage and built environments) is carefully safeguarded by relevant expert institutions, guidelines and legislation. For example, one goal of land use planning in Finland is to promote the beauty of the built environment and the protection of cultural values. More information: UNESCO Database of National Cultural Heritage Laws. As to the richness and specificity of the Finnish intangible cultural heritage, see the national Wiki-inventory of Living Heritage.

The cultural and natural sites on the World Heritage List

There are six cultural heritage sites and one natural heritage site inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List. The world heritage activity is guided, amongst others, by the National World Heritage Strategy 2015–2025 Our Common heritage and its implementation plan. Cooperation and dialogue between responsible stakeholders are key elements in maintaining the sites. The sites constitute also diverse learning environments that support sustainable development and lifelong learning.

Adhesion to ICCROM

Finland is a Member State of ICCROM since 03/07/1981


Mandates in ICCROM Council since 1958:

  • 1990-1993: Panu Kaila
  • 2008-2011: Tommi Lindh

ICCROM Staff since 1959: 2

Involvement of Finnish Nationals

Activities in/with Finland since 2002

Activities details

Activities details

  • 2002 - 1 Course(s), 3 Mission(s)
  • 2003 - 2 Mission(s), 1 Technical assistance(s)
  • 2004 - 1 Mission(s)
  • 2005 - 2 Mission(s)
  • 2006 - 4 Mission(s)
  • 2007 - 1 Mission(s)
  • 2008 - 5 Mission(s)
  • 2009 - 1 Mission(s)
  • 2010 - 2 Mission(s)
  • 2011 - 1 Course(s), 2 Mission(s)
  • 2012 - 1 Mission(s)
  • 2013 - 1 Course(s), 2 Mission(s), 1 Partnership(s)
  • 2014 - 4 Mission(s)
  • 2016 - 1 Mission(s)
  • 2017 - 2 Mission(s)

External links

Governmental Cultural Institutions

Museums and Cultural Heritage Institutions

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