Allan and Bo Hjelt Art Foundation
After inheriting his father’s Finnish art collection, and in memory of his father, Bo Hjelt decided to donate the majority of the works (through his Foundation, the Allan & Bo Hjelt Art Foundation) to Åbo Akademi University but also made a donation to the Serlachius Museum in Mänttä and a sculpture to Ateneum, the National Gallery of Finland, in Helsinki in 2007. Click on the painting to the right to go to the gallery.
In 2008, Bo Hjelt donated five Gudmar Olovson statues to the Falsterbonaset Open Air Museum in southern Sweden. Welcome to see the picture gallery of the statues, click on the statue in the column to the right to go to the gallery.
The main idea for the Allan and Bo Hjelt Art Foundation today is to work towards the internationalization of Finnish art life by introducing speakers from various walks of the international art world to the Finnish art scene. Read more about previous lectures under The Hjelt Lecture Series.