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.