Task and organization

The task of Finland's National Archives is to ensure that documents belonging to the national cultural heritage are preserved and to promote their use for research. Research and development in the sector is also part of its remit.

Our organization

The National Archives has five competence ares carrying out its tasks with a total of 200 employees. The Director General of the National Archives is Päivi Happonen.

The National Archives' organization.


The duties of the National Archives are stipulated in the National Archives Act (HE191/2016).