About us

The Alvar Aalto Foundation operates in the cities of Helsinki and Jyväskylä with four museum venues open to the public. The Alvar Aalto Museum, founded in 1966 in Jyväskylä, is a specialist museum of architecture and design and a national and international centre for information on Alvar Aalto. The Alvar Aalto Academy and the Foundation’s Architectural Heritage Department and administration are in Helsinki.

The purpose of the Alvar Aalto Foundation is to maintain the material and intellectual legacy of Alvar Aalto, working to make Aalto’s work and thinking widely known.

The Alvar Aalto Museum manages its collections, stages exhibitions, produces publications and engages in architectural and design education together with other actors in these fields. The Foundation’s Architectural Heritage Department provides assistance in the repairs of buildings designed by Aalto. The Alvar Aalto Academy promotes training and research in modern architecture and organises Finnish and international architecture events.

The Alvar Aalto Foundation is responsible for the activities and work of the Alvar Aalto Museum and Academy and the Foundation’s Architectural Heritage Department.


PRESIDENT Ms. Leena Rossi (Finnish Association of Architects SAFA)

Vice president Mr. Markus Alanen (Aalto Family)
Mr. Henrik Aalto (Aalto Family)
Ms. Mirkku Kullberg (Artek Ltd.)
Ms. Heli Leinonkoski (City of Jyväskylä)
Mr. Timo Miettinen (Nordea Ltd.)
Ms. Johanna Niemi (Academy of Finland)
Mr. Aimo Nissi (Aalto University)

Mr. Tommi Lindh, reporting member (Director, Alvar Aalto Foundation)

The Aalto House administration board

CHAIRMAN Matti Rautiola

Rauno Anttila
Anni Sinnemäki