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Minister of Culture Indrek Saar will meet with the Polish Minister of Culture today

30. August 2017 - 16:41

Today in Warsaw, Minister of Culture Indrek Saar will meet with Piotr Gliński, the Polish Minister of Culture, and Deputy State Secretary Wanda Zwinogrodzka.

At the meeting with his colleagues, Minister Saar will discuss the cultural cooperation between the two countries, the priorities of Estonia’s Presidency of the EU, and the audiovisual media directive.

One of the largest joint achievements of Estonia’s and Poland’s excellent cultural cooperation is the international Chopin competition, which was first held 20 years ago. This competition for young pianists has become an indispensible part of Narva’s cultural calendar.

Cooperation between the two countries has also been active and productive in regard to museums and exhibitions. Staff members from Estonian museums have made trips to museums in Poland, and consider these experiences and the established contacts to be very valuable. Their Polish colleagues visited Estonia last year.

In October, a large international exhibition called With a Curious Eye. Mannerist Painting from the National Museum in Warsaw will open at the Kadriorg Art Museum, which is a collaborative project with the National Museum in Warsaw. This exhibition will introduce a diverse and interesting selection of 16th- and 17th-century Netherlandish Mannerist art to our art lovers. In November, an international seminar will be organised in connection with this exhibition.

Within the framework of the Year of Children’s and Youth Culture, an exhibition is currently open at the Ilon Wikland Centre in Haapsalu of Polish artist Piotr Socha’s illustrations for the book Mesilased, which has become popular among children as well as adults who are interested in beekeeping. The Polish Embassy assisted in the organisation of the exhibition, which is dedicated to the Estonia’s centenary and the 100th anniversary of the restoration of Polish independence.

On Sunday, Minister of Culture Indrek Saar opened at the Baltic Sea Cultural Centre in Gdańsk which is dedicated to Arvo Pärt’s jubilee.

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