The Finnish Roma population has been living in Finland for more than 500 years. At present, they number some 10,000. While living side-by-side with the ethnic majority of Finland, the Roma have continued to preserve their own cultural heritage.
Helinä Rautavaara’s collections display art, ritual and everyday objects from areas such as West Africa, the Middle East, Southeast Asia and Latin America. The museum also provides an opportunity to familiarise oneself with Helinä Rautavaara’s radio programmes, photographs as well as audio and video recordings. Well chosen items of collection will be displayed in new location in 2017.