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Tallinna vanalinn Oleviste kiriku tornist (foto: Liina Jänes)
31.08.2018|Ministry of Culture

The new Heritage Conservation Act was approved by the government

At today’s August 30th meeting, the government approved the draft of the new Heritage Conservation Act and will send it to the Riigikogu for further discussion and decision-making. The new Heritage Conservation Act will greater a greater balance between the responsibilities of the owners and state...
Valletta, Euroopa kultuuripealinn 2018. Foto: Jason Borg, Malta valitsus
30.08.2018|Ministry of Culture

The state will provide €10 million in funding for the European Capital of Culture 2024

On Thursday, August 30th, the government decided to provide up to €10 million in funding of the future Estonian Capital of Culture. The Ministry of Culture, in cooperation with the Ministry of Finance, will submit the application for the funding for the Capital of Culture next spring, when the...
Peeter Mauer. Foto: Kultuuriministeerium
16.07.2018|Ministry of Culture

Peeter Mauer chosen to be the director of the Estonian History Museum

Based on the decision of the committee at the Ministry of Culture, Peeter Mauer has been chosen to be the new director of the Estonian History Museum. In his new position, Mauer considers his priorities to be making a contribution to both the content and financial activities of the museum and...
Lithuanian Dance Celebration 2018. Photo by Maris Sild
08.07.2018|Ministry of Culture

Two agreements promoting Baltic cooperation will be signed in Riga

Today, on July 8th, the ministers of culture of the three Baltic states will meet in Riga in order to sign an agreement related to the maintenance of the song and dance festival traditions in the three countries and another agreement to establish the Baltic Cultural Fund. In the evening, they will...
Leedu laulu- ja tantsupidu. Foto: Aet Maatee
05.07.2018|Ministry of Culture

The ministers of culture promote Baltic cooperation at the Latvian and Lithuanian song festivals

Minister of Culture Indrek Saar will be attending the Latvian and Lithuanian Song and Dance Celebrations this weekend. On Sunday, July 8th, the three Baltic ministers of culture will sign an agreement related to the maintenance of the song festival tradition and another agreement to establish the...
24.06.2018|Ministry of Culture

The Cultural Capital of Europe 2024 selection commission will include Anu Kivilo and Mikko Fritze

The Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Estonia submitted a proposal to the European Commission to designate Anu Kivilo and Mikko Fritze as members of the expert commission that will choose Europe’s cultural capital for 2024. The international commission will begin its work in the autumn, when a...
Kultuuriminister Indrek Saar. Foto Kadri Purje
18.06.2018|Ministry of Culture

Minister of Culture Indrek Saar to visit Denmark

Today, Minister of Culture Indrek Saar will start a visit to the Kingdom of Denmark. In the course of the four-day visit, Minister Saar will meet with Mette Bock, the Danish Minister of Culture, visit several cultural institutions and participate in a debate at the Danish opinion festival. During...
Grigor Narekatshi „Nutulaulude raamatu“ tõlge eesti keelde, tõlkija Peeter Volkonski. TLÜ Kirjastuselt. Foto: Kultuuriministeerium
11.06.2018|Ministry of Culture

Minister of Culture Indrek Saar is starting his visit to Armenia and Georgia

Today, Minister of Culture Indrek Saar will start his visit to Armenia and Georgia.  In the course of the three-day trip, he will meet with Armenian Minister of Culture Lilit Makunc and Georgian Minister of Culture Mihheil Giorgadze. He will also attend concerts by the Estonian State Symphony...
Kultuuriminister Indrek Saar. Foto: Riigikantselei
25.05.2018|Ministry of Culture

Saar: EU cultural funding must be equally accessible in the next budgetary period

Today, Minister of Culture Indrek Saar will participate in the meeting of the European Union’s Education, Youth, Culture and Sports Council in Brussels. At the meeting, the ministers of culture of the member states will discuss how to better link culture to the other European Union policy areas...
Kultuuriministeeriumi hoone
17.05.2018|Ministry of Culture

Estonian Government approved integration goals until 2020

At a meeting today, the government approved the report on the fulfilment of the 2017 implementation programme for the Integrating Estonia 2020 development plan and its activities for 2018-2020. The activities that had been planned to date were completed and significant sectoral changes are expected...

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