Johannes Mikkel Collection

The collection in the Mikkel Museum, which was opened in 1997, consists of the art collection donated to the art museum by Johannes Mikkel (1907–2006). It includes more than six hundred items, for instance paintings, prints, furniture and applied art from the 16th to the 20th centuries from Western Europe, Russia, the Orient and Estonia.

Mikkel’s ceramics collection is one of the largest and most valuable of its kind in Estonia. It is almost the only local collection that provides a nearly complete picture of the history of European porcelain art, at the centre of which is Europe’s first and most important porcelain producer, the Meissen Porcelain Manufactory, and the work of its head modeller, Johann Joachim Kändler.

Grete Nilp

Head of the European and Russian Art Collection