The Hosts

The hosts for the Metal 2022 Conference.
Ring, gilded silver. KM41314:35
Ring, gilded silver. KM41314:35
Header image: KM41314:35
Ring, gilded silver
800–1050, Viking Age
The face depicted on the head of the ring has been interpreted as that of Jesus Christ. The shoulders of the ring are punctured and embellished.
Picture: Conservation Division, National Museum of Finland

The National Museum of Finland

The logo of the National Museum of Finland in Finnish and English

The National Museum of Finland is a national cultural history museum and its operations are governed by law. We engage in multidisciplinary, national and international cooperation with several partners and authorities to ensure that cultural heritage is preserved and its significance is communicated and strengthened.

Our task of supporting cultural change has become increasingly important. Cultural change enables us to build an ecological and social future society with cultural well-being.

The National Museum contains the oldest and most comprehensive cultural history collections in Finland with approximately half a million objects. The artefacts illustrate Finnish history, folk culture and the culture of Finno-Ugric peoples as well as world cultures from various parts of the world.

The National Museum of Finland also documents contemporary culture in Finland. Currently, the National Museum of Finland operates in a total of ten locations, and the museum collections are exhibited in other museums throughout Finland from the South all the way to Lapland.

Metropolia University of Applied Sciences

logo of Metropolia University of Applied Sciences

Metropolia, Finland’s largest university of applied sciences, educates the professionals of tomorrow in the fields of Business, Culture, Health care and Social services, and Technology. 

Metropolia offers 67 degree programmes, including a Bachelor’s degree programme in Conservation with four lines of specialisation, topics varying according to the needs and developments of the cultural heritage sector.

Metropolia University of applied sciences is, according to its new strategy, aiming for making a stronger impact for the benefit of society, by putting people first. Our strategic intent is to be a bold reformer of expertise and an active builder of a sustainable future.

We implement our strategy responsibly, openly and in wide-ranging cooperation, across borders.


Logo of ICOM-CC, International Council of Museums: committee for conservation

Created in 1967 from a small nucleus of conservation professionals, ICOM-CC now has over 2200 members worldwide, making it the largest international conservation organization and the largest of ICOM’s International Committees. ICOM-CC Triennial Conferences, Working Group interim meetings, and related publications are among the most respected in the profession.

The Metals Working Group focuses on the conservation, restoration and scientific analysis of metal artifacts from archaeological, historical, indigenous or artistic origins. The Working Group encourages the networking of conservators, materials scientists and industry experts to facilitate the dissemination of information on current conservation practice, research and education.