The Finnish Museum of Photography is Finland’s national specialized museum for photography. Through exhibitions, collection management, education, research, and a wide range of public and community programmes, the museum strives to promote and foster photographic art and culture in Finland. Founded on the initiative of Finnish photography organizations, the museum opened its doors in 1969 and is the oldest photography museum in Europe.
The museum is maintained by the Foundation for the Finnish Museum of Photography.
The museum’s main support comes from the Finnish Ministry of Education and from the City of Helsinki, which provides premises in the Cable Factory in Ruoholahti, Helsinki. The Director of the museum is Elina Heikka, and it has a permanent staff of thirteen.