Local museums receive grants from the Finnish Heritage Agency – Collecte involved in digitizing collections

Local museums receive grants from the Finnish Heritage Agency – Collecte involved in digitizing collections

The Finnish Heritage Agency has allocated project grants for local museums for the year 2024. Grants were awarded to 78 projects totaling just over 430,000 euros. Collecte is also involved in facilitating the digitalization of local museum collections. As part of its project, Paltamo Local Heritage Museum will transition to become part of Collecte's collection management. With the project grants, an increasing number of local museums have the opportunity to transition to electronic collection management. 

Typical projects receiving grants in 2024 include work related to collection management, inventorying, and electronic cataloging. Regional responsibility museums oversee and monitor the use of the grants. The largest grant awarded was 7,000 euros, and the smallest was 1,600 euros. The average grant amount awarded was 5,546 euros.

Collections tell the stories of people's lives and history, who we are and where we come from. Electronic cataloging and digitization facilitate the usability, accessibility, and preservation of collections. This makes tasks such as conducting thematic searches for materials and telling stories related to the collections much easier," explains curator Tarja Kekäläinen from the Kuopio Cultural History Museum.

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