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„Nuoren Viron omatunto. Kansalliskirjailija A. H. Tammsaare“
05.04.2017|Ministry of Culture

Cultural News from Helsinki: A book on the life and work of A. H. Tammsaare was published in Finnish

A presentation will be made today at the Estonian Embassy in Helsinki of a newly published book by Finnish author, translator and literary scholar Juhani Salokannel called Nuoren Viron omatunto. Kansalliskirjailija A. H. Tammsaare (The Conscience of Young Estonia. National Author A.H. Tammsaare)....
Anete Elken. Foto: erakogu.
03.04.2017|Ministry of Culture

Estonia’s first cultural representative started work in China

On Monday, April 3rd, Anete Elken started work as the cultural representative of the Estonian Embassy in Beijing. Her assignments will include developing cultural ties between Estonia and China and establishing contacts between East Asian and Estonian cultural organisations and creative individuals...
14.03.2017|Ministry of Culture

At the London Book Fair, the baton for the Market Focus countries for next year’s fair will be passed to Estonia

The annual London Book Fair will take place this week from March 14th to 16th. The most important event for Estonia will occur on Thursday, when the baton for the fair’s Market Focus countries will be officially passed to the Baltic states, including Estonia. The London Book Fair is one of the...
Eesti ja Gruusia rahvuslipud. Foto:
08.03.2017|Ministry of Culture

Programme of cultural cooperation between Estonia and Georgia signed in Tbilisi

At a ceremony today in Tbilisi, Georgia, Programme of Cultural Cooperation between the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Estonia and the Ministry of Culture and Monument Protection of Georgia for 2017-2020 was signed. Indrek Saar, the Estonian Minister of Culture and Mikheil Giorgadze, the...
14.02.2017|Ministry of Culture

The Culture Friend Awards for 2016 Are Announced

Today, on February 14th, Minister of Culture Indrek Saar recognised 27 companies and individuals, who have made the greatest contribution to culture, as the Culture Friends for 2016. The Culture Friend of the Year awards were presented to the Postimees Grupp AS, AS DNB and Nordea Bank AB, which are...
Järvi, Ulfsak, Kasemaa
09.02.2017|Ministry of Culture

The winners of the National Lifetime Achievement Award for Culture are Neeme Järvi, Kalle Kasemaa and Lembit Ulfsak

At its meeting today, on February 9th, the government decided to confirm the recipients of the National Lifetime Achievement Award for Culture nominated by the relevant committee. Awards for long-term distinguished activity will be awarded to conductor Neeme Järvi, actor Lembit Ulfsak, and...
Kirsipuu and Haljand
09.02.2017|Ministry of Culture

National Lifetime Achievements Awards for Sports presented to Rein Haljand and Rein Kirsipuu

At its meeting today, on February 9th, the government decided to confirm the proposal of the Estonian Sports Council and present National Lifetime Achievement Awards for Sports to Rein Haljand, a swimming coach, sports educator and scientist, as well as promoter of the Olympic movement, and to Rein...
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07.02.2017|Ministry of Culture

Saar discusses the priorities in the cultural and sports fields for the Estonian presidency

Today, February 7th, Minister of Culture Indrek Saar started a two-day trip to Brussels. At meetings with the representatives of the European Commission and European Parliament, the priorities related to the audiovisual, cultural and sports fields for the Estonian Presidency of the Council of the...
Museum Rat statue (sculptor Tiiu Kirsipuu). Photo: Estonian National Museum
01.02.2017|Ministry of Culture

Last year’s Best Permanent Exhibition was organised by the Estonian National Museum

On January 27th at the Estonian National Museum, ten awards and one special prize were presented at the annual awards gala for Estonian museums. The Museum Council, operating under the auspices of the Ministry of Culture, recognised the Echo of the Urals exhibition at the Estonian National Museum...
Kultuuriministeeriumi hoone. Foto: Kultuuriministeerium
06.01.2017|Ministry of Culture

New in cultural sphere in 2017: wage increase for culture professionals, additional funds for recreational activities, Legal Deposit Copy Act

Changes brought by the coming year include a wage increase for culture professionals, enforcement of the Legal Deposit Copy Act and other activities that connect various fields, the additional support system of recreational activities will be implemented and other activities that were started in...