The UPM-Kymmene Cultural Foundation sr was founded in 2006. The foundation was established by the UPM-Kymmene Group, which donated almost 700 works of art to the foundation. The task of the foundation is to raise awareness of the culturally and art historically valuable works in its collection, and to preserve the cultural heritage associated with the Finnish Forest Industry.
The works owned by the foundation are located on UPM–premises on 10 sites across Finland, in Germany and in China.
The collection includes works by noted artists such as Albert Edelfelt, Akseli Gallen-Kallela, Berndt Lindholm , Elin Danielson, Emil Wikström, Helene Schjerfbeck, Marcus Collin, Santeri Salokivi, Sigrid Schauman, Verner Thomé and Victor Westerholm.
The foundation has also two separate subcollections of metallic prints from the 1980s and international contemporary art from the late 1900s. The most reknown international artists in the latter collection are A. R. Penck, David Hockney, Markus Lüpertz, Mimmo Paladino, Per Kirkeby and Sigmar Polke.