Ferdinand von Wright (1822–1906): Capercaillies around a Juniper Bush (1896). Photo: Seppo Hilpo.

Nordea Bank established Nordea Art Foundation Finland (former Art Foundation Merita) on 15 March 2002. This non-profit foundation aims to support research and preservation of Finnish art, art history, and the history of commercial banking by:

  • maintaining and developing its own art collection, and placing its works in the public view,
  • loaning works from its collection to exhibitions in Finland and abroad,
  • supporting Finnish art and art history research,
  • maintaining a banking museum related to commercial banking,
  • developing its collection related to commercial banking,
  • fostering collaboration with other museums,
  • maintaining and developing an history archives an information services related to commercial banking, and
  • supporting Finnish commercial bank and economic history research.

The board

The Chairperson

Head of Personal Banking Sara Mella, Nordea Bank Abp

The Vice-Chairperson

Debuty Mayor Nasima Razmyar, the City of Helsinki


MA Law (qualified for the bench) Eira Palin-Lehtinen

Head of Brand, Communications and Marketing Ulrika Romantschuk, Nordea Bank Abp

Head of Large Corporates & Institutions Legal Sakari Wuolijoki, Nordea Bank Abp

CEO General Susanna Pettersson, The Finnish Cultural Foundation


Board Secretary:

Director Kukka-Maaria Nummi, Nordea Art Foundation Finland

Contact info

Mailing address

Nordea Art Foundation Finland 
c/o Nordea Bank Oyj
Aleksis Kiven katu 7
FI-00020 Nordea, Finland 

Tour reservations and collection loan requests:

Tour reservations:

+358 20 515 6100 / opastusvaraukset [at]

Collection loan requests: 

Director Kukka-Maaria Nummi
anu.kehusmaa [at] (kukka-maaria[dot]nummi[at]consult[dot]nordea[dot]com)

+358 40 550 5516


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Instagram: @artnordeafinland