Internal restructuring
Location of affected unit(s)
Arts / Entertainment
Arts, Entertainment And Culture
Libraries, Archives, Museums And Other Cultural Activities
91.02 - Museums activities

42 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
1 February 2012
Employment effect (start)
1 March 2012
Foreseen end date
31 December 2012


Museovirasto (National Board of Antiquities) has announced cuts involving 55 full-time equivalents. The cuts will be implemented by the dismissal of 40 employees and the non-replacement of another 15.

The cuts will mean closures of several smaller museums as well as scaling down operations in others. As budget cuts will be effective already in 2012, dismissals will be decided in February 2012. Other means to cut personnel will include elimination of open positions and voluntary retirements. The Board also seeks other operators (eg. cities, towns) for some of its museums.

The National Board of Antiquities operates museums, conducts research, and performs regulatory functions (ie. performs inspections, issues opinions). Personnel cuts are a result of budget cuts close to 3 million Euros.

Updated, 01-03-2012: The Board has finalised the procedures for cuts, which will affect 42 employees. Direct dismissals will impact 17 employees and another 10 employees will retire. In addition, 15 open positions will not be filled. The Board will also reduce the number of seasonal employees by 10 full-time equivalents. The remaining employees may see cuts in their holiday bonuses or face temporary lay-offs.


  • 1 March 2012: YLE Internet News
  • 1 February 2012: Museovirasto
  • 1 February 2012: Helsingin Sanomat
  • 1 February 2012: YLE Internet News


Eurofound (2012), Museovirasto, Internal restructuring in Finland, factsheet number 73040, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/73040.