Research Projects

Compiling and Publishing of a Glossary of Architecture

The aim of the project is to compile and publish an illustrated comprehensive glossary of architectural terms to have a reliable source and manual for engineers, architects, art historians, conservators and others. The glossary would ...

Estonian Churches: Development, Improvement and Completion of the Construction History, Conservation and Research Database (phase 2)

The aim of creating the Estonian churches’ database was to provide an internet environment accessible to the scholars, conservators and the broader public and brings together all information on the ...

Development of the Discipline of Technical Art History for the Analysis of Cultural Heritage in Estonia

Technical art history is an interdisciplinary field of heritage studies combining methods from arts and sciences and uses contemporary information and communication technology (ICT) for acquiring, processing, archiving, contextualising and ...

Studies of the Estonian 20th-Century Built Environment

This project contains two main focuses: the study of the 20th-century construction history, construction materials and their preservation on the one hand, and the analysis of the heritage aspects in the planning policies ...

Christian Ackermann – the Arrogant and Talented Pheidias of Tallinn (part I)

Christian Ackermann was the most talented and scandalous wood carver of the baroque-era Estonia. By implementing the cutting edge investigation technologies of technical art history the project aims to identify the nature of ...

Mapping and Analysing Valuable 20th-Century Architecture (1870–1991) in Estonia

The 20th-century architectural heritage in Estonia is extremely diverse and it needs to be protected and recorded according to its typological diversity: starting from urban planning and landscaping to summer houses and micro ...

Inventory of 20th-Century Architecture

The vulnerability of the 20th-century architecture has been an undisguised problem since Estonia restored its independence. In 2007 the Ministry of Culture and the National Heritage Board initiated a programme “Mapping and analysing valuable ...