How can I make a donation?
The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas collects objects and photographs related to working life and social history in Finland. Books, magazines and other printed materials as well as audio and video recordings can also be included in the collections.
Books, magazines and other printed materials as well as audio and video recordings can also be included in the collections. The items can also be new. The most important thing is the story and background information related to the objects, not the age or appearance of them. Posters, flyers, photographs, clothes, demonstration banners, magazines, postcards, handicrafts, as well as all kinds of household, work-related and recreational artefacts can be valuable and interesting items, whether they are a hundred years old or completely new. Our interest lies in the questions when, where, why, and who?
The museum’s collection staff decides which donations are accepted for the museum’s collections. You can facilitate the decision by providing as much information as possible about the material you wish to donate. If possible, you can also include a photograph. You can also donate sensitive material, as we will protect your anonymity at your request. The museum accepts one copy of each item at a time, so you should not offer two similar objects. In addition to artefacts and photos, Werstas also accepts archive materials, which it transfers to NGO archives. A donation agreement is concluded in connection with each donation.
For more information, please contact:
Leena Ahonen, Head of Collections