The K.H.Renlund Museum serves as the museum with regional responsibility in Central Ostrobothnia. The museum with regional responsibility acts as the expert on cultural heritage in its operating area. The operation of the museums with regional responsibility is based on the Finnish Museums Act that entered into force in 2020.
The regional responsibilities of the K.H.Renlund Museum include the following entities: promoting regional museum operations, carrying out cultural environment work and implementing regional art museum tasks. The cultural environment tasks include advisory duties related to archaeological cultural heritage, built cultural environment and restoration work.
The operating area of the museum with regional responsibility covers Halsua, Kannus, Kaustinen, Kokkola, Lestijärvi, Perho, Toholampi and Veteli.