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Fragment from the exhibition "Hilma af Klint. A Pioneer of Abstraction" (Hilma af Klint. The Ten Largest, No. 3, Youth, Group IV. 1907. Moderna Museet, source: http://kumu.ekm.ee)
20.03.2015|Ministry of Culture

The exhibition “Hilma af Klint. A Pioneer of Abstraction” opened in Kumu Art Museum is the first exhibition in Estonia guaranteed by the state

On 13 March, the exhibition “Hilma af Klint. A Pioneer of Abstraction”, put together by Moderna Museet in Stockholm, was opened in Kumu Art Museum, which will remain open until 7 June. It is the first exhibition in Estonia to which the state guarantee is granted. It enables museums to organise high...
Tartu Kunstimuuseumi Viltune maja, foto: Räni Laanmaa (Tartu Kunstimuuseum). Allikas: www.tartmus.ee
11.02.2015|Ministry of Culture

Discussion concerning the Tartu Art Museum’s Holocaust-themed exhibition: the exhibition is offensive

Today, on February 11, members of the Jewish community and representatives of the Ministry met at the Ministry of Culture. The meeting took place in a sincere and open atmosphere. According to representatives of the community, the videos that are part of the exhibition have offended many people...
Näituse "Minu Poola. Mäletamisest ja unustamisest" kataloogi kaas
11.02.2015|Ministry of Culture

Statement by the Minister of Culture

The exhibition currently on view at the Tartu Art Museum has brought a very serious statement to the Minister's desk from the Estonian Jewish community. In it, representatives of the community express their deep displeasure and shock regarding the artistic interpretation of the Holocaust and its...
19.01.2015|Government Office

The agreement of wages of cultural professionals was signed

9.12.2014   Today, on 9 December, a letter of intent on the wages of cultural professionals for 2015 was signed in the Ministry of Culture, resulting in the increase in wages by 4.5%. According to the letter of intent signed by Chairman of the Board of the Estonian Employees' Unions'...
19.01.2015|Ministry of Culture

The general principles of the Estonian sports policy until 2030 were approved by the government

18.12.2014 The general principles of the Estonian sports policy until 2030, prepared by the Ministry of Culture and sports organisations, were approved by the Government today, on 18 December, and will be submitted to the Riigikogu. “The general principles of the sports policy were created in...
19.01.2015|Ministry of Culture

New integration strategy received in-principle approval from the government

18.12.2014 The Government decided on today’s session of 18 December to carry out sectoral development strategy “Integrating Estonia 2020”; the indicators of the strategy will be updated at the beginning of next year.  The new plan is more focused on supporting initiations that encourage...
19.01.2015|Ministry of Culture

Estonian film industry received more than a million euros in grants from Europe

30.12.2014 Estonian film projects and events received grants in the amount of 1,031,220 euros from the Creative Europe programme MEDIA in 2014. External funding is extremely important for the local film scene, since it provides additional opportunities for carrying out larger projects.  At...
Heated smoke sauna in Kanepi parish, author: Toomas Kalve
27.11.2014|Ministry of Culture

Smoke sauna tradition in Võromaa added to UNESCO Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Press release of the Ministry of Culture, Võromaa Smoke Sauna Cooperation Council and Estonian National Commission for UNESCO   It was decided at the ninth session of the Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage in Paris to add smoke sauna...
Arvo Pärt at Carnegie Hall
26.06.2014|Ministry of Culture

Minister of Culture from New York: Arvo Pärt’s concerts introduce Estonian culture on a global level

  The Minister of Culture Urve Tiidus was in New York to take part in events related to Arvo Pärt and to meet with local culture organisers.   On Saturday, May 31 at 10 am local time, the Minister of Culture Urve Tiidus participated at St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary to...
26.06.2014|Ministry of Culture

Baltic countries as main guests at the London Book Fair in 2018

2014-05-21   The ministers of culture from Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania have signed a memorandum in Brussels with which the Baltic countries promise to promote cooperation between each other in order to participate in the London Book Fair in 2018 as countries of focus.   “To be the...

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