|The Finnish Museum of Photography on Flickr and the Kuvia kaikille website|
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You are welcome to view, use and comment on images from the collections of the Finnish Museum of Photography! We are improving the accessibility of our collections, by making photographs available on Flickr and the Kuvia kaikille website.
We have chosen some gems from the museum's collection of more than 3.6 million images. The museum's exhibitions and publications can only present a limited number of photographs, but fortunately, the web offers infinite space for showcasing treasures from our archives. Currently on display are, for example, nostalgic views of the Helsinki of the 1950s and 1960s, summer moments from the Sibeliuses' home, Ainola, and rare old stereoscopic colour photographs.
We are happy to receive corrections or additions to our existing data on the photographs.
Flickr is an international social networking service that specialises in sharing photographs, with approximately 90 million registered users. It is one of the most popular photo sharing websites.
The Finnish Museum of Photography is participating in the Flickr Commons initiative to improve access to Museum’s free materials and to encourage their reuse.
The images on Flickr Commons are marked with “no known copyright restrictions”. This indicates that the Finnish Museum of Photography is unaware of any current copyright restrictions on the material, either because the term of copyright has expired, or the Finnish Museum of Photography owns the copyright, or because no evidence has been found that copyright restrictions apply. Please contact the Finnish Museum of Photography if you have information about copyright holders of whom the Museum is unaware.
The images on our Flickr Commons account are free to use. When reusing the images, please include an attribution to the photographer and the Finnish Museum of Photography. By linking back to the image on Flickr Commons, you can encourage others to explore and use our collections.
The Finnish Museum of Photography cannot warrant that the use of the images on Flickr Commons will not infringe upon the rights of unknown copyright holders. Additionally, the images on Flickr Commons may be subject to other third-party rights. The Finnish Museum of Photography cannot be responsible for any liability resulting from the use of these images.
Atelier Eric Sundström: Sculptor Walter Runeberg in his studio, 1910's (1980's). Silver gelatin print from original glass plate negative. The Finnish Museum of Photography.
Santeri Levas: Aino Sibelius and red tomatoes ripening in the greenhouse, 1940-1945, Ainola, Järvenpää. Digitized original negative. The Finnish Museum of Photography.
The Kuvia kaikille website draws on the Uusi Suomi collection of the Finnish Museum of Photography. In 2004, Alma Media / Iltalehti donated to the museum an archive of approximately 2.5 million negatives from the discontinued Uusi Suomi newspaper, which has been catalogued and digitised at the museum, with the support of the Finnish Cultural Foundation.
The Kuvia kaikille site currently has slightly more than 200 photographs from the 1950s and 1960s that can be used, shared and enjoyed freely. The images on the site are free for private use and for the purposes of education, research and, for example, care for the elderly.
The images are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International licence. If you want to use the images for commercial purposes, please contact the Finnish Museum of Photography picture service. The texts accompanying the images on the website are based on the data found in the original negative bags and the captions published in the Uusi Suomi newspaper.
Helsinki in August 1960. Photo: Jyrki Pälviö, The Finnish Museum of Photography /Alma Media/Uusi Suomi Collection.
For more information and comments:
The Finnish Museum of Photography picture service, tel. +358 9 6866 3623