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Elutööpreemia laureaadid. Autor: Katri Karing
07.02.2019|Ministry of Culture

State cultural and sports prizes announced

At its meeting held today, 7 February, the government approved the recommendations by the Cultural Awards Committee for the State Cultural Prizes. This year, the prizes for long-term outstanding creative activity will be awarded to writers Leelo Tungal and Viivi Luik, and to naturalist and thinker...
Muuseumirott 2018 laureaadid. Foto Andrei Ozdoba
28.01.2019|Ministry of Culture

The ‘Museum Rat’ prizes for 2018: the winner of the best permanent exhibition is the Estonian History Museum and the best exhibition was organised by the Art Museum of Estonia

The Museum Council of the Ministry of Culture recognised the exposition entitled My Free Country of the Estonian History Museum as the best permanent exhibition of 2018. The Estonian Annual Museum Award 2018 for the best temporary exhibition went to the Art Museum of Estonia for the exibit...
Indrek Saar ja Ago Tuuling
31.12.2018|Ministry of Culture

The minimum wage for cultural workers will increase to €1,300

Minister of Culture Indrek Saar and Ago Tuuling, Chairman of the Management Board of the Confederation of Estonian Employees' Unions (TALO), signed the state wage agreement for workers in the cultural field for 2019. Based on the agreement the minimum gross salary for cultural workers will increase...
Foto: Eesti Kunstimuuseum
17.12.2018|Ministry of Culture

The government’s decision ensures that St Nicholas’ Church will remain a museum and concert hall

The government and the Estonian Evangelical Lutheran Church (EELC) reached an agreement whereby the St Nicholas’ Church building will remain a branch of the Art Museum of Estonia and concert hall. St Nicholas’ Church is one of the few European museum in which church art is exhibited in a...
Aino Pervik. Foto: Annika Haas
06.12.2018|Ministry of Culture

The nomination of candidates for the culture and sports awards of the Republic of Estonia has begun

The Ministry of Culture is accepting nominations for the culture and sports awards of the Republic of Estonia. Candidates can be nominated until 10 January 2019. Three culture awards will be given for outstanding long-term creative activities; five awards will be given for outstanding works that...
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...
Aasta kultuurisõber 2017 Rain Lõhmus
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...

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