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Minister of Culture Tõnis Lukas

Tõnis Lukas is the Minister of Culture of the Republic of Estonia as of 29 April 2019. He is a member of the political party Isamaa.      

      

Employment history

  • In 2013–2018 and 1992–1995, he served as Director of the Estonian National Museum.
  • In 2011–2012, he was a member of the XII Riigikogu.
  • In 2007–2011, he was the Minister of Education and Research of the Republic of Estonia.
  • In 2002–2007, he was a member of the IX and X Riigikogu.
  • In 1999–2002, he was the Minister of Education of the Republic of Estonia.
  • In 1996–1997, he was the mayor of Tartu.
  • In 1995–1996, he was a member of the VIII Riigikogu and Chairman of the Cultural Affairs Committee.

Education

  • Tõnis Lukas graduated from the University of Tartu in history in 1987 and defended his Master’s Thesis at the University of Tartu on the same specialty in 1998.

Acknowledgments

  • He was awarded with the 4th class of the Order of the National Coat of Arms in 2006.

Personal life

  • Tõnis Lukas was born on 5 June 1962 in Tallinn.
  • He is married and a father of two daughters and one son.

Organizational affiliation

  • Lukas became a member of the political party Isamaa in 1992 and is a member of the Academic Unit of the District of Tartu of the Estonian Defence League.

Language skills

  • He speaks Estonian, English and French.

 

Last updated: 2 May 2019