Cultural Heritage & Conservation

The aim of the Cultural Heritage and Conservation programme is to provide knowledge and the necessary practical skills for qualified professional work in the field of cultural heritage protection, preservation, conservation and restoration.

  • The Academy of Arts is the only school of higher education in Estonia where one can acquire an academic higher education in cultural heritage and architectural conservation and restoration, as well as the conservation and restoration of art. The department’s faculty members are recognised and highly respected specialists in their fields.
  • The curriculum is responsive to changes and developments in the philosophy, as well as theories and practices, of cultural heritage and restoration. It is based on the principles of sustainable development and balanced innovation through the consistent development of the cultural environment.
  • Preserving and protecting the cultural legacy, and its professional conservation and restoration necessitates the education of highly qualified specialists.

News and events

Webinar Post-Cold War Heritages

Webinar: Working with the Post-Cold War Heritages

Online discussion “Working with the Post-Cold War Heritages in the Baltics and Beyond” The discussion will take place on Facebook Participants: Eglė Rindzevičiūtė, Hilkka Hiiop, Kati Lindström, Raitis Šmits, Linara Dovydaitytė, Ele Carpenter Moderators: Ieva Astahovska, Linda Kaljundi The visible traces of the Soviet period in the Baltic landscapes include diverse and numerous technologically ...

Presentation of the EKA study “Historical Interiors and Tourism”

On September 29, at 3 pm, a presentation of the EKA study “Historical Interiors and Tourism” will take place in the Office of the Chancellor of Justice. Tallinn’s Old Town is both a living environment and the most important attraction in Estonia. For the third year in a row, the Estonian Academy of Arts is conducting a study on how to promote the Old Town so that both locals ...

International Workshop on Cleaning Stone Objects and Wall Paintings

The workshop which took place in Tallinn and Koeru from 29.08 – 02.09.2021 was dedicated to different methods and approaches in cleaning of stone objects and wall paintings. In the theoretical part both ethical and philosophical aspects of conservation were discussed. An overview was given of the theory and approaches towards cleaning of stone objects and wall paintings, of examples of types ...
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EKA’s Cultural Heritage and Conservation Department is with ICOMOS

EKA’s Cultural Heritage & Conservation Department, together with the international cultural heritage expert organization ICOMOS, organized the 9th-13th August “Heritage Alert and Advocacy” Summer School for students worldwide.  The training was conducted by top ICOMOS experts and the opening lecture was given by ICOMOS President, Architect and Professor at the Raymond Lemaire ...

Exhibition “In Isolation” at the Tartu Art Museum

On 15 May, the exhibition “In Isolation”, curated by the master’s students of the Estonian Academy of Arts, will open in the Tartu Art Museum. It uses the motif of looking out of a window to examine the isolation experienced in different eras and in different locations. The exhibition brings together the internationally renowned artist Ilya Kabakov and the oeuvre of the Estonian classic ...
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Exhibition at Niguliste Museum: Christian Ackermann. Tallinn’s Phidias, Arrogant and Talented

This exhibition introduces the life and work of Christian Ackermann (active in Tallinn ca 1674‒1707/1710), the most scandalous and gifted sculptor of the Estonian baroque era, and the first Estonian freelance artist. Location: Niguliste Museum, Niguliste 3 10130 Tallinn Dates: 06.11.2020 - 02.05.2021 The young and talented Ackermann arrived in Tallinn in the early 1670s. He married Anna ...
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Course on Understanding Soviet Modernism

The course, dedicated to the heritage of late Soviet modernism, took place at the Estonian Academy of Arts Cultural Heritage and Conservation Department in 19.-22.10.20. The invited lecturers of the course were an art historian, curator and heritage expert Nini Palavandishvili from Georgia, and an architecture researcher Vaidas Petrulis from Kaunas University of Technology in Lithuania. With ...