Publications by Mikkel Museum 2008

Art Collection of Johannes Mikkel

2008 mikkeli kunstikoguEdited by Ivar-Kristjan Hein and Kadi Polli
Texts by Anu Allikvee, Ivar-Kristjan Hein, Greta Koppel, Kersti Kuldna-Türkson, Mai Levin, Alar Nurkse and Kadi Polli
Designed by Mari Kaljuste
158 pp.
In Estonian and English, illustrated
Published by the Art Museum of Estonia – Kadriorg Art Museum
Tallinn 2008

ISBN 978-9985-9837-6-8

The catalogue on the collection of one of Estonia’s most important art collectors, Johannes Mikkel (1907–2006), brings readers the museum curators’ selection of the collection’s gems, introducing works that are deeply connected with European art history. The book also covers many works of questionable authorship and date, including copies, repetitions and works that have yet to be discovered, all of which, in their inimitable fashion, characterize the multi-layered nature of art history and Mikkel’s hopes, expectations and love for art.

The museum dedicated to the Mikkel art collection was opened in 1997 as a branch of the Art Museum of Estonia in the former kitchen building of Kadriorg Palace.