Fields of Research

The fields of research pursued by the Art Museum of Estonia are based on the nature of the collections, with a scope of subjects ranging from medieval to contemporary art. More broadly, the fields of research are determined by the need to critically review writings on Estonian art history and expand the contextualisation of Estonian art.

Based on the structure of the Art Museum of Estonia, the research work is distributed among the branches – the Kumu Art Museum, Adamson-Eric Museum, Kadriorg Art Museum, Mikkel Museum and Niguliste Museum – though dispersed in form, it is integrated in content.

Estonian art after 1991

Estonian Modernist and Avant-Garde art after World War II

Estonian Modernism in the first half of the 20th century

Estonian art from the 17th to the 19th century

Western European and Russian art from the 17th to the 19th centuries in Estonia

Ecclesiastical art from the Medieval and Early Modern Ages

Conservation Department