Picture collections

KAMU’s picture collections show life in Espoo from the 19th century to the present day. For example, if you need pictures of the Espoonkartano gentry’s coffee parties, the pearls of Tapiola garden city architecture, mushroom picking in Nuuksio, Leppävaara during the Civil War, sailing competitions in Suvisaaristo or the everyday life of the suburbs in Kirstinmäki, contact KAMU.

KAMUs picture collections is on holiday during summer. We will open again in fall, as soon as we have recruited a new intendant to our picture collections.

There are over 200,000 items in the picture collections, most of which are photographs. The pictures are digitised constantly and published in the Finna search service. Browse pictures in KAMU's Finna(extrernal link).

You can also view the pictures at the museum’s office at WeeGee Exhibition Centre. Under the guidance of a researcher, it is possible to search digitised material in our database. If necessary, you can also examine the original images. Please make an appointment in advance.

Do you want to be involved?

Please contact: museokokoelmat@espoo.fi

Picture prices and delivery terms

Digitisation of photos, basic fee (A4–A3, 300 dpi) €25

The ordered pictures are delivered in an electronic format. No proofs or printouts can be delivered. Pictures are handed over on a single-use basis. The KAMU Espoo City Museum and the name of the photographer, if known, must be mentioned when publishing the pictures. Pictures are delivered free of charge for building history studies commissioned by the City of Espoo. The price list has been confirmed by the City of Espoo Culture Committee.

Do you have anything you would like to donate to the museum?
Read the instructions from Explore the collections page

KuvaKamut – voluntary work with photo collections

A group of volunteer amateur photographers, KuvaKamut, helps the museum document contemporary Espoo. The members photograph life in Espoo and the changing city, both from their own perspectives and using themes developed with the museum. The KuvaKamut themselves fill out the image data in the museum database under the guidance of the curator of the picture collections. The selected pictures will be stored in the museum’s collection and published for the public to see and use in the Finna.fi search service.

Tapiolan keskustorni on Aarne Ervin suunnittelema ja se valmistui vuonna 1961.Photo: KAMU Espoon kaupunginmuseo