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Kultuuriminister Indrek Saare kohtumine Islandi haridus-, teadus- ja kultuuriministri Lilja Alfreðsdóttiriga Reykjavikis. Foto Kultuuriministeerium
13.11.2018|Ministry of Culture

Minister of Culture Indrek Saar met with his Icelandic colleague in Reykjavik

Today, Minister of Culture Indrek Saar started a two-day visit to Iceland. The visit was opened by a meeting with Lilja Alfreðsdóttir, Iceland’s Minister of Education, Science and Culture, with whom the opportunities for further cooperation between the two countries in the fields of culture and...
Merilin Piipuu. Foto Kaupo Kikkas
12.11.2018|Ministry of Culture

Merilin Piipuu appointed as the Ministry of Culture’s Undersecretary for Cultural Heritage

Minister of Culture Indrek Saar approved the appointment of Merilin Piipuu to the post of the Ministry of Culture’s Undersecretary of Cultural Heritage, as proposed by the Government Office’s commission for the selection of senior management posts. The new undersecretary will assume her position at...
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06.11.2018|Ministry of Culture

The start of the Culture Friend competition for 2018 is announced

Today, Minister of Culture Indrek Saar announced the start of the Culture Friend competition for 2018. The competition, which has been organised for many years, recognises the businesses and private individuals who have made contributions to the field of culture financially or through good works...
Eelvaliku tulemuste väljakuulutamine Kultuuriministeeriumis
24.10.2018|Ministry of Culture

Narva and Tartu will continue to compete for the title of European Capital of Culture

Narva and Tartu will continue to compete for the title of European Capital of Culture, while Kuressaare was eliminated from the competition. This was the decision reached by an independent and international expert commission that assessed the applications of the three competing Estonian cities at a...
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20.10.2018|Ministry of Culture

On the occasion of Pan-Finno-Ugric Day, Minister of Culture Indrek Saar sent greetings to the Ministers of Culture of Finland and Hungary

Today, 20 October, Pan-Finno-gric Day is being celebrated in appreciation of the culture and languages of the Finno-Ugric peoples. Many cultural events dedicated to kindred peoples will be taking place throughout Estonia. On the occasion of Pan-Finno-Ugric Day, Minister of Culture Indrek Saar...
On the photo (from left): Lithuanian Vice-Minister of Culture Gintautė Žemaitytė, Estonian Undersecretary for Arts Hillar Sein, Latvian Secretary General of the Ministry of Culture Dace Vilsone.
18.10.2018|Ministry of Culture

The programme for cultural cooperation between the Baltic ministries of Culture until 2022 signed in Vilnius

Today, 18 October, Hillar Sein, Undersecretary for Arts of the Estonian Ministry of Culture, signed the programme for cultural cooperation between the Estonian, Latvian and Lithuanian Ministries of Culture for the next four years. The signing took place during the meeting of the Baltic Cultural...
Balti riikide kultuuriministrid Veneetsia arhitektuuribiennaalil 2018. Vasakult: Läti kultuuriminister Dace Melbārde, Eesti kultuuriminister Indrek Saar, Leedu kultuuriminister Liana Ruokytė-Jonsson. Foto: Kultuuriministeerium
11.10.2018|Ministry of Culture

The Baltic Ministers of Culture meet in Estonia

On October 11th, Latvian Minister of Culture Dace Melbārde and Lithuanian Minister of Culture Liana Ruokytė-Jonsson will arrive in Estonia at the invitation of Minister of Culture Indrek Saar. During the three-day visit, the ministers will hold discussions on cultural cooperation, meet with...
08.10.2018|Ministry of Culture

Tartu, Narva and Kuressaare are candidates for the European Capital of Culture 2024

Three applications were received for the European Capital of Culture 2024 competition – from Tartu, Narva and Kuressaare. At the end of the month it will become clear which cities will compete in the final round. The cities had to submit their candidacy materials to the Ministry of Culture by...
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...

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