Näitusevaade “Mõeldes labürindist. 50 aastat Tallinna graafikatriennaali”. Foto: Stanislav Stepaško

Since autumn 2018, the Art History and Visual Culture and Cultural Heritage and Conservation MA programmes at the Estonian Academy of Arts have also offered the choice of specializing in Museology. The purpose of the Museology module is to give knowledge and skills needed for working in various positions at art, architecture and design museums (and more broadly in museums that act as repositories for cultural treasures): as curator, head of collection, education and audience programme designer, communication or development specialist and project manager. All of these positions require both specific competence and a general understanding of what an art museum does and why and how it functions. The Museology module provides practical skills and theoretical knowledge for working in a museum, and creatively and critically encourages people to explore the role and goals of a museum on the field of contemporary culture. While the field of museology as such involves all museums, the Museology module at EAA focuses on art museums and features that are specific to them.

News and events


Open Lecture: Seeking Shelter

David K. Ross and Rebecca Duclos (EKA Visiting Lecturers, MACA, Museum Studies) recently travelled across northern Ukraine to visit 8 arts schools in Lviv, Kharkiv and Kyiv.  David will be showing images from this trip and discussing some of the pressing issues facing arts eduction in Ukraine at this moment.
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Estonian MA students in visual culture and its preservation regathered for a joint seminar

A transdisciplinary seminar bringing together MA students from Estonian universities dealing with art history, visual culture, curating, conservation, museum and archival studies was held for the second time (this first one was in fall 2019) on 10th–11th January 2022 in Purdi manor. Six Estonian university chairs were represented, the Estonian Academy of Arts by its curricula of Art ...

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 ...