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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...
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...

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