Estonian National Museum

Address: Muuseumi tee 2, Tartu

The conference takes place in the Estonian National Museum’s new building, located at the centre of the historic Raadi Manor complex, which opened its doors to the public on the 1st October, 2016.

Conference auditorium Jakob Hurda saal accommodates 250 people, and is equipped with all modern technology, including free Wi-Fi and 2-pin plugs located under the seats.

     


Exhibitions and the Gallery

May 24–26th evenings

Excursions to Exhibitions and Conservation Studios (prior registration required at the conference registration desk), free entry.

 The new museum accommodates two permanent exhibitions – “Encounters” and “The Echo of Ural“ – which are fully presented in Estonian, Finnish, English and Russian.

“Encounters” gives an overview of Estonian cultural history starting from the Stone Age until contemporary times, focusing on critical turns of history that have changed the fate of the people who have lived in this distinctive country. “The Echo of Ural” focuses in detail on the way of life of the Fenno-Ugric people. The exhibition gives a thorough insight into the traditions and rituals of all the Fenno-Ugric people in their natural living environment. The building also includes a temporary exhibition area and an art gallery.



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Restaurant Atlantis

Address: Narva mnt. 2, Tartu

 May 24th (19.00–23.00)

Evening Reception

 Restaurant Atlantis, perched on the banks of the Emajõgi River, offers a cosy atmosphere and panoramic views of Tartu together with a menu inspired by Italian and French cuisine, as well as classic Estonian dishes.




National Archives of Estonia

Address: Nooruse 3, Tartu

 May 25th (18.00–20.00)

Open doors evening in the new building and conservation centre of the National Archives of Estonia (prior registration required at the conference registration desk), free entry.

 Located in Tartu, the National Archives preserves all types of records, dating from the 13th century up to the present, encompassing manuscripts, graphic art (prints, drawings), leather bindings, maps, parchment records and seals. The conservation priority is materials that possess a high intensity of usage and are heavily damaged. One of the most common tasks of the last decade has been preparing records for digitisation. The archives collaborate with several Estonian and overseas research and memory institutions in the field of preservation and offers a popular study and training centre for conservation students and colleagues from several countries. The recently opened new building (called Noora) provides the best storage conditions for the records as well as the most modern workspace for the well-qualified book and paper conservation staff.


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