Released 15.1.2013

Profium and The City of Vantaa signed a deal about Profium providing the collection management system for Vantaa City Museum, after a public tendering process. Vantaa City Museum collects objects related to the past and present of Vantaa. It studies and maintains records, items and photo-archive of the history and cultural heritage of Vantaa. The museum has about 20.000 items on its collection and the photographic archive contains 80.000 images about the development of Vantaa since the end of 1800.


Profium supplies the semantic Collection Management System, which is a preconfigured application of Profium Sense™ Digital Asset Management (DAM) solution. Profium Collection Management provides a uniform solution for storing the image collections and for the management of item collections and cultural heritage data with geosemantic extensions. Role based access control enables flexible co-operation of different actors.

Sense utilizes semantic web technology for enhancing the search on concepts of the Finnish General Upper Ontologies YSO and KOKO. The Collection Management System is integrated to both the national ontology library (ONKI) as well as a long term archival service, The National Digital Library (KDK) with the help of OAI-PMH technology.

Profium Sense™ is in use also in Museum centre Vapriikki / TampereCity Museum of Espoo and in city of Jyväskylä. Also Finnish Orthodox Church manages their collections with Sense. 

For more information please contact::

  • The City of Vantaa / City Museum, Jutta Kuitunen, tel. +358 9 8392 4007
  • Profium Oy, Janne Laakso, tel. + 358 40 705 4216
    Vantaa, Vantaan kaupunginmuseo, kokoelmanhallintajärjestelmä, Profium, semanttinen teknologia, muistiorganisaatio, paikkatieto, verkkokauppa, ONKI, KDK, Museo 2015, digitaalinen aineistonhallinta

The City of Vantaa

Vantaa is the fourth biggest town in Finland. Vantaa has a long history, it was inhabited already in the Stone Age, related items have been found older than 9000 years. Nowdays there are about 200.000 residents living in Vantaa, part of the metropolitan area. The Vantaa City Museum participates in the protection of the cultural environment in Vantaa and it is an expert in matters connected with the history of the area.

About Profium

Profium improves its clients competitiveness and creates them new business opportunities with Semantic Web based software products. Profium references include many memory organisations.