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Peeter Mauer chosen to be the director of the Estonian History Museum
Peeter Mauer. Foto: Kultuuriministeerium
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 ensuring the smooth merger of the Estonian History Museum and Estonian Theatre and Music Museum into a single foundation.
Peeter Mauer studied physics at the University of Tartu and prior to that art, history and handicraft at Tallinn University. He has worked at the Museum of Estonian Architecture, been the adviser for museums at the Ministry of Culture and managed the construction of the Estonian National Museum. Peeter Mauer is currently the head of the department that manages development projects at State Real Estate Ltd.
“The Estonian History Museum has undergone a great development during the last decade, and the museum’s daily activities and environment are in excellent condition. However, the major developments and changes that have occurred during the last few years establish serious goals for the content and economic activities of the museum. It is very important to provide people with a high-quality museum-visit experience. To achieve this, the people employed there must be ensured opportunities and motivation,” Mauer said outlining his objectives. “As the director, my most pressing assignment is to establish a foundation that will combine the Estonian History Museum and the Estonian Theatre and Music Museum, and ensure its smooth startup,” he added.
Peeter Mauer will assume the position of Director of the Estonian History Museum on August 20th and his term will run for two years or until the reorganisation of the Estonian History Museum is completed.
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