Our vision is for the most impressive museum in Finland to be about man and the forest.
Forests are an essential part of Finnish lifestyle, culture, livelihood and society. We make it possible for visitors to experience interaction between man and the forest as it was in the past and as it will be in the future.
Applying our forest cultural perspective, we influence debate about forests and the objectives concerning them and, consequently, about decision-making processes in society.
We create a new and deeper understanding of people’s relationship with the forest.
Our mission is to strengthen individuals’ and communities’ relationships with the forest because we believe that a strong relationship with the forest enhances the experience of living a good life.
Every individual’s relationship with the forest is unique and pluralistic, and it evolves over one’s lifetime. It can be an important part of an individual’s identity. Forests affect people and society in a number of ways. They have fundamental ecological, cultural, social and economic implications.
LUSTO – The Finnish Forest Museum, Strategy 2018–2022