Our network consists of seven collaborative groups or pools that are formed according to the topics of the collecting duties division. The pool museums design and carry out contemporary documentation and other collection work projects in collaboration.

Pool work offers an excellent space for discussion among the museum professionals working with the collections, opening up new perspectives, generating cooperation and promoting the division of collecting duties.

Communication, Transport and Tourism pool met in Rovaniemi in 2019. The pool workshop discussed the involvement of volunteers and other enthusiasts in collecting duties. Photograph: Tapio Juutinen

The museums may join one or more pools according to their collection policies and interests. Pool work does not require the museums to commit to a certain form of collaboration, but allows each party to participate within their resources.

The pools have 2 to 4 meetings per year in member museums around the country, online, or at TAKO seminars. The pools work independently and decide on new projects according to the interests and resources of the member museums. The pools are also responsible for acquiring project funding, if needed. The pool chairs represent their pools as members of the TAKO steering group.


Pool 1:
People and nature
Pool 2:
Individuals and society
Pool 3:
Everyday life
Pool 4:
Industrial Heritage
Pool 5:
Communications, Transport and Tourism
Pool 6:
Art, Education and the Personal Experience
Pool 7:
Trends, Influentials and National Turning Points

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