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

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PhD Thesis defence of Maris Mändel

Maris Mändel PhD student of the Estonian Academy of Arts, Curriculum of Cultural Heritage and Conservation will defend her thesis “Bricks, blocks and panels commonly used in 20th century Estonian architecture. The story of their use and value” on the 18th of December 2019 at 14.00 at Põhja pst 7, room A501. Supervisors: dr Mart Kalm (Estonian Academy of Arts) and dr Lembi-Merike Raado ...
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The Port of Tallinn and the Estonian Academy of Arts will be researching sustainable management and presentation of Tallinn’s Old Town

On 01 October, the Port of Tallinn and the Estonian Academy of Arts signed a cooperation agreement for the purpose of launching the research project “Tallinn’s Old Town: sustainable management and presentation”. Valdo Kalm, chairman of the management board of the Port of Tallinn, says that the options for introducing Tallinn’s Old Town to its visitors have been extensively studied over ...
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Restless ‘Morning’ 06.08.–07.09.2019 at EKA Gallery

The rescue from destruction of Dolores Hoffmann’s fresco ’Morning’ at the Cinema ’Rahu’ (’Peace’) in Kopli, Tallinn. The exhibition is open from August 6 at the Gallery of the Estonian Academy of Arts at Põhja pst 7. The theme of the exhibition is a 74 m² fresco by Dolores Hoffmann that she completed as her graduation project – no longer in one piece today. In 1963 Dolores Hoffmann, a future ...