The work of the Ministry of Culture is managed by the minister, supported by the Secretary General of the Ministry of Culture along with the undersecretaries belonging to the administration.
Minister of Culture
Indrek Saar, the Minister of Culture governs the work of the ministry and works with issues in the scope of the Ministry of Culture.
Phone: +372 628 2201
Paavo Nõgene organises and governs the work of the ministry’s structural units and coordinates the activities of the state authorities under the governance of the ministry.
Phone: +372 628 2203
Undersecretary of Cultural Heritage
Tarvi Sits organises the work of the department of cultural objects and, through the director general, organises the work of the National Heritage Board. Tarvi Sits is the coordinator of the general development directions in the area of museums, libraries and heritage protection and organises the creation of the conditions necessary for the development of national culture and preserving the intellectual cultural heritage.
Phone: +372 628 2210
Undersecretary of Art
Hillar Sein is the manager of the arts department, organising the creation of the conditions necessary for the development of performing arts, music, literature and publishing, visual and applied arts, media services and film. The undersecretary of arts also takes part in the drafting and development of the national architectural policy.
Phone: +372 628 2221
Undersecretary of Sport
Tarvi Pürn is responsible for the work of the sports department. He is responsible for the co-ordination of setting the general development directions of sports and fitness, sports-related training courses and scientific and applied research on sports. Tarvi Pürn also co-ordinates the development of the bases of the national funding for sports-related activities, cooperation with other ministries and state authorities in sports-related issues and co-operation between sports organisations.
Phone: +372 628 2206
Undersecretary of Cultural Diversity
Piret Hartman is in charge of the work of the department of cultural diversity, organising the creation of the conditions necessary for the development of the cultural life of national and ethnic minorities living in Estonia, as well as supporting the development of the cultural life and activities of Estonian nationals living abroad.
Phone +372 6282 355