The archival collection of the Art Museum of Estonia preserves the archives of artists, art researchers, art historians and art organisations. As a rule, the archives contain biographical records, i.e. documents, correspondence and notebooks, but they also contain lists of works, newspaper clippings, preparatory materials for exhibitions etc.

Information on the records preserved in the archival collection of the Art Museum of Estonia can be accessed through the Archival Information System of the National Archives of Estonia, AIS. The archives themselves are located in the Kumu Art Museum. By prior arrangement, you can visit the archives on workdays between 10 am and 5 pm. Researchers are welcome to use the desk in the reading room of the library.

The archives of the Art Museum of Estonia are interested in collaborating with the general public in collecting and preserving documents, photos, correspondence etc. that are relevant to Estonian artists.

Ulrika Jõemägi

Head of the Archive

Archival publications

  • Collections of Art Museum of Estonia from 1919–1944 (2022)
    Authors: Ulrika Jõemägi, Kersti Kuldna-Türkson, Kristiina Tiideberg
  • A Unique Sisterhood: The Sisters Kristine, Lydia and Natalie Mei
    Kai Stahl
  • Alfred Rõude (1896–1968) – a collector with a mission (2019)
    Author: Anu Allikvee
  • Well-known, but Still Unknown. Agathe Veeber (1901–1988) (2018)
    Authors: Ulrika Jõemägi, Anne Untera
  • Lost Estonian Sculptors: Linda Sõber ja Endel Kübarsepp (2018)
    Authors: Ulrika Jõemägi, Juta Kivimäe
  • Salome Trei (1905–1995). Biographical archival materials and late works (2015)
    Authors: Ulrika Jõemägi, Anne Untera
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