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 three service areas carrying out its tasks: Administrative Services, Information Services and Research and Expert Services. The Archives has nine different branches all around Finland with a total of 250 employees. The acting Director General of the National Archives is Päivi Happonen.


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