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The Deputy Minister of China’s State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television of China Tong Gang and the Minister of Culture Indrek Saar signing the film cooperation agreement in Beijing. Photo: Ministry of Culture
19.05.2016|Ministry of Culture

Estonia-China cooperation agreement promotes film industries of both countries

The Minister of Culture Indrek Saar and the Deputy Minister of China’s State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television Tong Gang signed a film cooperation agreement between the two countries today, on 29 April in Beijing. The agreement facilitates co-production of films and...
The Minister of Culture of the Republic of Estonia Indrek Saar and the Minister of Culture of the People's Republic of China Luo Shugang. The package holds a gift from Estonia to the Ministry of Culture of China – a D major small kannel (Estonian plucked zither). Photo by: Ministry of Culture
19.05.2016|Ministry of Culture

Ministers of Culture of China and Estonia confirmed mutual interest in tightening relations

The Minister of Culture of the People's Republic of China Luo Shugang and the Minister of Culture of the Republic of Estonia Indrek Saar met today, on 29 April in Beijing. The discussion focused on tightening cultural relations between the two countries and the Minister of Culture of China accepted...
Kultuuriminister Indrek Saar
19.05.2016|Ministry of Culture

Saar: non-taxation of reimbursing employee sports expenses is an investment in the health and quality of live of Estonian people

The cabinet decided to exempt health and sports expenses on employees from the fringe benefits tax in the extent of 400 euros per employee per year as a result of the discussions on state budget strategy for 2017-2020. The tax change will be enforced starting from 2018. One of the goals of the...
Flo Kasearu, "International Fun", 2016
21.04.2016|Ministry of Culture

An Estonian gallery will be exhibited at the reputable Art Brussels art fair for the first time

For the first time, an Estonian gallery will be exhibited at and a wide circle of Estonian art professionals will be involved in the reputable Art Brussels art fair, which takes place on 22–24 April in Brussels. Art Brussels is among the oldest leading contemporary art fairs in Europe and will this...
Foto: New Yorgi Eesti kultuuripäevad
28.03.2016|Ministry of Culture

Estonian Cultural Days celebrated in New York City

Estonian Cultural Days will be held between 24 and 27 March at the New York Estonian House. Over these four days, both local Estonians and guests from Estonia will give concerts and theatre performances, and deliver various lectures. “We are delighted that our fellow Estonians in New York value...
„Aeg ja perekond Conway“. Foto: Siim Vahur
07.03.2016|Ministry of Culture

Estonian theatre week to be held in Espoo

The Estonian theatre week will be held in Espoo, Finland for the second time from 7–13 March. This year the audience will have the opportunity to see a play by Tallinn City Theatre called “Time and the Conways” and the performance of “Amalia” by Ugala Theatre. Joachim Thibblini, Director of the...
Museum Rats 2015. Photo: Merilin Kaustel-Lehemets
11.02.2016|Ministry of Culture

Museum Rats now awarded: the best exhibition of 2015 was organised by the Estonian Museum of Natural History and the Best Permanent Exhibition prize awarded to the Estonian Health Museum

The Estonian annual museum awards, or Museum Rats were awarded in ten categories and also one special prize was handed out at a gala that took place at Haapsalu Cultural Centre on 29 January. The Museum Council working under the Ministry of Culture recognised “Night Flyers” by the Estonian Museum...
Minister of Culture Indrek Saar speaking at the International Holocaust Remembrance Day Ceremony in Tallinn. Photo: Ministry of Culture
11.02.2016|Ministry of Culture

Speech delivered by Minister of Culture Indrek Saar at the International Holocaust Remembrance Day Ceremony in Tallinn on 27 January

Speech delivered by Minister of Culture Indrek Saar at the International Holocaust Remembrance Day Ceremony at the Rahumäe Jewish Cemetery in Tallinn on 27 January 2016. Your Excellencies, honourable members of the Jewish community and guests of the Holocaust Remembrance Day Ceremony,   “...
Mati Kaalep. Photo: Varul
11.02.2016|Ministry of Culture

Mati Kaalep starts work as the new Adviser in the Audiovisual Field of the Ministry of Culture

Mati Kaalep starts his work as the new Adviser in the Audiovisual Field of the Ministry of Culture today, on 1 February. According to Deputy Secretary General of Arts of the Ministry of Culture Hillar Sein, the audiovisual field is especially important considering the forthcoming presidency of...
Foto:Kultuuriministeerium
01.02.2016|Ministry of Culture

Increasingly more people take up sport

In the autumn of 2015, Estonian Ministry of Culture in cooperation with the Estonian Olympic Committee (Estonian NOC) and polling agency TNS Emor conducted a survey about sporting habit among the Estonian population. The results revealed that 45% of the adult population keep active regularly, which...

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