The Helinä Rautavaara museum collections consist of art, ritual and everyday objects; from Africa, Asia and Latin America. The collection concerning Helinä Rautavaara’s personal life includes also objects from Europe. The collections contain over 3000 different artifacts and the main emphasis is on 20th century African and Brazilian objects. The Helinä Rautavaara museum has the largest collection of West African objects in Finland. Additionaly the museum has also a large collection of photographic and audiovisual material from Helinä Rautavaara’s travels.
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Read more about items in the collection exhibition (Download PDF-file on english)