The Newly Established EKA Museum Collects Outstanding Student Works

Best student works might go straight from evaluations to the museum! Photo: EKA Department of Painting.
The newly established EAA Museum seeks to reflect on the history of higher art education – to this day will also become history. The primary selection is made by the supervisors and a museum employee at the exhibitions of the departments of liberal arts at the EKA Gallery. A three-member committee will subsequently decide whether the work will be added to the museum’s collection. Donating of works to the museum is voluntary, but it is undoubtedly also a great honour for a student. Reeli Kõiv, curator and registrar of the EAAM invites supervisors from all departments to provide information about student exhibitions and most accomplished graduation projects. The Estonian Academy of Arts and its predecessors have always collected the best student works, including graduation projects, and stored them in the so-called Methodological Fund. The museum is currently in the process of transferring the works stored in the former Methodological Fund to its collections, which means that the works will become museum items. The earliest works in the collection of thousands of artworks in various techniques are from the times of the Art Industry School one hundred years ago, while the largest part of the collection is from the Soviet period.
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Posted by Andres Lõo