The Art Museum of Estonia, which was established in 1919, collects, conducts research on and introduces Estonian art dating from the Middle Ages to the present day.

  • ekm

    Estonian art from the 18th century to the present day

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  • Kadrioru Kunstimuuseum

    Western European and Russian art from the 16th to the 19th centuries

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  • Mikkeli Muuseum

    European and Oriental art from Johannes Mikkel’s private collection

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  • Niguliste Muuseum

    Ecclesiastical art dating back to the Middle Ages

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  • Adamson-Ericu Muuseum

    Personal museum of the Estonian artist Adamson-Eric (1902–1968)

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About the Museum

The Art Museum of Estonia is comprised of five museums, which form an organisation with a collective identity and development plan.

Art Collections

The museum houses Estonia’s largest art collection, dating from the Middle Ages to the present day.


The Conservation Department ensures the preservation of the museum’s collections.

  • Publishing

    The Publishing Department deals with publishing art books (exhibition catalogues, art albums, collections of articles etc.), as well as printed souvenirs, advertising and informational material.

  • Research

    Research at the Art Museum of Estonia includes the study, interpretation and introduction of works of art and art collections through exhibitions, seminars and publications.

  • Supporters 2014

    We thank our supporters and collaboration partners.

  • Learn and Explore


    The museum is a place for learning about art, interpreting it and discovering the creator within.

  • Museum Shops


    Museum shops are located at the Kumu and Kadriorg Art Museums, as well as at the Niguliste Museum. Catalogues and museum souvenirs are also available at the Mikkel and Adamson-Eric Museums.

  • Library


    One of the largest libraries of art literature in Estonia is located at Kumu.

  • Friends of Art

    The Art Museum of Estonia Friends of Art Society unites lovers of art and culture from various walks of life with the art museum.