The core of the K.H.Renlund Museum’s collections is formed by the artistic and personal-historical collection left to the City of Kokkola by Karl Herman Renlund in his will, which originally consisted of one hundred artefacts and 39 paintings.
Today, the collections of the K.H.Renlund Museum consist of a culture-historical collection of artefacts, photograph and archive collections and art collections. The museum’s collections also include Leo Torppa’s camera collection, the Home of Fredrik and Anna Drake, the home museum of Göta and Bertel Hakalax, the English boathouse and landing craft in the English Park, and the Lohtaja Heritage Museum.
The collections provide a diverse glimpse into the history and contemporary existence of the local life. Some of the collections are on display in the museum exhibitions and different museum destinations. Some of the artworks included in the collections are also placed in different city facilities and public buildings in Kokkola. In addition, artefacts owned by the museum are on display at the City Hall and the Kruununvoudintalo building that once housed tax collectors of the state.
Artwork: Magnus Enckell, The Golden Age, 1904, oil, 107 x 226 cm, K.H.Renlund Museum