Compiled and written by Merike Kurisoo
Edited by Anu Mänd
Designed by Liina Siib
In English, illustrated
Published by the Art Museum of Estonia – Niguliste Museum
Estonia’s most outstanding collection of ecclesiastical art from the Medieval and Early Modern periods is exhibited at the Niguliste Museum, a branch of the Art Museum of Estonia. This English-language museum guide is a wonderful companion for discovering the treasures of the Niguliste Museum. With rich pictorial material, this over 100-page book introduces medieval altarpieces, wooden sculptures and Bernt Notke’s famous painting Dance of Death. The book also focuses on ecclesiastical art from the Early Modern period. Readers will find information about coat-of-arms epitaphs, epitaphs, tombstones and chandeliers. A history of St Nicholas’ Church and the story of its construction are included in the book, along with an introduction to the Silver Chamber.
Published also in Estonian, Russian and German