The Sara Hildén Art Musuem publication series (ISSN 0357-3001) consists of academic exhibition and collection catalogues. The first title was published in the museum’s inaugural year, 1979. Currently comprising over 100 volumes, the series is widely respected in professional circles for its valuable contribution to art history and scholarship. Each title has a unique graphic identity supporting its content, but the 27 x 22 cm format – based on the standard dimensions of 19th century French portraiture – has remained identical from the start.
Alongside books, the museum also publishes a scholarly art periodical, SAHIM (ISSN 1795-0910), mainly in conjunction with collection exhibitions. The first issue of SAHIM was published to coincide with the Alaston – Naked – Nude exhibition in 2004. SAHIM now comes out roughly once a year.
The museum collaborates with various partners to raise the visibility of its collection. Projects attracting wide national interest have included a documentary film co-produced by the Sara Hildén Foundation and directed by Pia Andell Mesenaatti / Patron (Of Course My Films, 2013) and a semi-documentary novel by art historian Anna Kortelainen, Hyvä Sara! Sara Hildénin kolme elämää (The Three Lives of Sara Hildén, Gummerus, 2018), both of which chronicle Sara Hildén’s life and contribution as an art collector.