The built cultural environment consists of buildings with their interior and exterior and of gardens, parks and different structures such as roads, streets and bridges. The K.H.Renlund Museum serves and guides the municipalities, communities, companies and private persons in Central Ostrobothnia with the preservation, restoration and research of the built cultural environment. The museum’s key task is to steer and promote the protection and maintenance of the built cultural environment and cultural heritage in its own region.
The built cultural environment and landscape can be protected under the Land-Use and Building Act by means of local detailed plans, local master plans and regional land-use plans, and protective measures are also implemented under the Act on the Protection of the Built Heritage. Considering valuable built heritage sites in, for example, town planning requires an inventory prepared by a specialist with the aim of collecting, organising and producing information about the current status of the built site and of the reasons behind its current situation. The inventory allows the authorities to define the level of protection for the site either in the land-use plans or in the building protection decision and to determine ways to guarantee the preservation of the site. Enquiries related to the completed inventories can be made with the municipalities or the K.H.Renlund Museum.
Grants for the maintenance of built cultural environment and landscape can be applied from different ministries. The K.H.Renlund Museum offers advisory services for the granting of cultural heritage renovation grants, and acts as the restoration expert in its operating area.
Advice for the conservation of the built cultural environment in the Kokkola area is provided by:
Curator of Cultural Environment
+358 (0)44 7809 759
Advice on the conservation of built cultural environment in the municipalities of Halsua, Kannus, Kaustinen, Lestijärvi, Perho, Toholampi and Veteli is provided by:
Curator of Regional Heritage
+358 (0)44 7809 758
Please note! Electronic requests for a statement related to the built cultural environment can be submitted