Helinä Rautavaara Ethnographic Museum Foundation

About the Foundation behind the Museum 

Detail of a berimbau musical bow, a collection item from Brazil. Photo: Ulla Paakkunainen

The Helinä Rautavaara Ethnographic Museum Foundation is managed by a seven-member Board elected for two calendar years at a time. 

The City of Espoo appoints four members to the Foundation Board, with the University of Helsinki, the Finnish Anthropological Society and the Finnish Museum Association each appointing one member. Agent for the Foundation is the Director of the Helinä Rautavaara Museum.

The Board of the Helinä Rautavaara Ethnographic Museum Foundation 2021–2022:

Pia Ahjolinna, City of Espoo

Rodolphe Le Clech, City of Espoo

Kati Kivimäki, Finnish Museums Association

Leea Mellin, City of Espoo

Anna Rastas, Finnish Anthropological Society

Kirsi Saarikangas, University of Helsinki

Mirkka Sandberg, City of Espoo

The Board’s Chair is Kati Kivimäki, representative of the Finnish Museum Association.