Art Room

The legendary Art Room of the University of Helsinki reopened in autumn 2018 as part of the Helsinki University Museum! Closed since 2016, the Art Room offers courses to University of Helsinki students, and organise events geared to the general public.

The history of the University of Helsinki Art Room dates back to the 18th century. The Art Room is Finland’s oldest public art school: it was the only educational establishment offering art instruction in Finland until the mid-1800s.

Having passed through various stages, the Art Room moved in 1956 to the top floor of the Porthania building, where it is still located at the address Yliopistonkatu 3, Porthania, 7th floor.

The courses at the University of Helsinki Art Room will start again in the autumn. For the foreseeable future, registration for all courses begins on Tuesday, September 1, 2020 at 10 a.m.

The courses of the autumn season 2020 follow the safety guidelines of physical distancing and hygiene. The schedule remains the same, but the maximum number of participants is 10. There are courses both for students and public audience. More information on upcoming courses coming soon!

If the corona situation in Finland gets worse, it may have an effect on the Art Room program. The Art Room follows the general guidelines of the University of Helsinki and the official instructions of the Government, and a notice will be given immediately, if the course plans need to be changed due to the pandemic. 

050 448 8766 (Vappu Rossi).