The Finnish national gallery's internet home page is into its third year

  • Eija Liukkonen
  • Mika Väyrynen


The Finnish National Gallery's Internet home page project was started by the National Gallery's museum pedagogical unit in early 1995. The completed home page launched September 26, 1995 under the address, The projects ambitious point of departure was to present a broad, multifaceted display of the Museums collections. The aim was not only to impart information on current exhibitions and activities to different target groups but to truly function as a pedagogical tool for distance learning. The objective was to elicit genuine interest as well as to entice users to visit the Museum. Even occasional surfers can find themselves becoming regular museum-goers by virtue of the web.