|The National Board of Antiquities' activities are financed through
budget funds. It receives an annual appropriation from the Government
budget. The largest part of the National Board of Antiquities' funding
comes from the Ministry of Education and Culture's administrative
Operating expense budget 2017
The net budget allocated for the operating expenses of the National Board of Antiquities is €23,093,000
Other consumption expenditure
For the facility costs of the National Board of Antiquities’ cultural sites and tourist attractions €15,400,000
For allowances to museums and operators in the cultural heritage field €1,360,000
For allowances to ships and other objects with cultural heritage value €1,961,000
For the promotion of the implementation of the Unesco agreements on cultural heritage €457,000
Investment expenditureRenovation and maintenance of offices and real estates to retain the value of property € 799 000
Expenditure for the protection of cultural environment € 50 000
Other fundingIn addition, the Board receives financing from the Ministry of Education and Culture and the Ministry of Environment as well as from the Government appropriations to create jobs granted to the Ministry of Employment and the Economy and the Centres for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment. The Board also receives outside funding for archaeological activities as archaeological research carried out due to large-scale private and public land use projects is paid for by the project executer. The National Board of Antiquities also carries out projects which receive funding from the EU. In addition to these, the National Board of Antiquities has the use of donations which are in various funds.
The National Board of Antiquities receives income from such things as entrance fees to museums and castles, guided tours and the rents for premises, restoration services, object hire, export licences, sales of publications and other printed matters as well as photo and library services.
The commemorative coin from the
Helsinki Olympic Games in 1952
was the world's first Olympic coin.