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Foto: Roosta talu, Eesti Vabaõhumuuseum
26.05.2015|Ministry of Culture

The Centre of Rural Architecture of the Estonian Open Air Museum has received the highest European Union heritage conservation award

Today, the recipients of the European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage and Europa Nostra Awards were announced. The Estonian Open Air Museum has won a prestigious award in the category of education and training programs and raising awareness with the training program aimed at the owners of country...
Elektrikeris HUUM Drop. Foto: HUUM OÜ
19.05.2015|Ministry of Culture

Design Adviser: fifth international design award won proves the high level of Estonian design

Electrical sauna heater HUUM Drop designed by Mihkel Masso, a product design student at the Estonian Academy of Arts has won a famous international Red Dot Award: Product Design 2015. This is the fifth Red Dot Award won by Estonian designers. “Being awarded the Red Dot Award is great news, because...
Loomemajandusmeetme infoseminar. Foto: Kultuuriministeerium
19.05.2015|Ministry of Culture

Creative industries support measure to be launched

On Friday, 9 January, the Creative Industries Support Measure Regulation will come into force which constitutes the basis for the allocation of grants for the development of support structures, joint projects and export capacity of creative industry. This marks the completion of nearly all the...
Fragment from the exhibition "Hilma af Klint. A Pioneer of Abstraction" (Hilma af Klint. The Ten Largest, No. 3, Youth, Group IV. 1907. Moderna Museet, source:
20.03.2015|Ministry of Culture

The exhibition “Hilma af Klint. A Pioneer of Abstraction” opened in Kumu Art Museum is the first exhibition in Estonia guaranteed by the state

On 13 March, the exhibition “Hilma af Klint. A Pioneer of Abstraction”, put together by Moderna Museet in Stockholm, was opened in Kumu Art Museum, which will remain open until 7 June. It is the first exhibition in Estonia to which the state guarantee is granted. It enables museums to organise high...
Tartu Kunstimuuseumi Viltune maja, foto: Räni Laanmaa (Tartu Kunstimuuseum). Allikas:
11.02.2015|Ministry of Culture

Discussion concerning the Tartu Art Museum’s Holocaust-themed exhibition: the exhibition is offensive

Today, on February 11, members of the Jewish community and representatives of the Ministry met at the Ministry of Culture. The meeting took place in a sincere and open atmosphere. According to representatives of the community, the videos that are part of the exhibition have offended many people...
Näituse "Minu Poola. Mäletamisest ja unustamisest" kataloogi kaas
11.02.2015|Ministry of Culture

Statement by the Minister of Culture

The exhibition currently on view at the Tartu Art Museum has brought a very serious statement to the Minister's desk from the Estonian Jewish community. In it, representatives of the community express their deep displeasure and shock regarding the artistic interpretation of the Holocaust and its...
19.01.2015|Government Office

The agreement of wages of cultural professionals was signed

9.12.2014   Today, on 9 December, a letter of intent on the wages of cultural professionals for 2015 was signed in the Ministry of Culture, resulting in the increase in wages by 4.5%. According to the letter of intent signed by Chairman of the Board of the Estonian Employees' Unions'...
19.01.2015|Ministry of Culture

The general principles of the Estonian sports policy until 2030 were approved by the government

18.12.2014 The general principles of the Estonian sports policy until 2030, prepared by the Ministry of Culture and sports organisations, were approved by the Government today, on 18 December, and will be submitted to the Riigikogu. “The general principles of the sports policy were created in...
19.01.2015|Ministry of Culture

New integration strategy received in-principle approval from the government

18.12.2014 The Government decided on today’s session of 18 December to carry out sectoral development strategy “Integrating Estonia 2020”; the indicators of the strategy will be updated at the beginning of next year.  The new plan is more focused on supporting initiations that encourage...
19.01.2015|Ministry of Culture

Estonian film industry received more than a million euros in grants from Europe

30.12.2014 Estonian film projects and events received grants in the amount of 1,031,220 euros from the Creative Europe programme MEDIA in 2014. External funding is extremely important for the local film scene, since it provides additional opportunities for carrying out larger projects.  At...