Tuesday, 29 December 2020
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Wednesday, 16 December 2020
For the first time, the National Library in Tallinn is holding an exhibition dedicated to textbooks used throughout the ages. The collection includes study materials from the 1600s, 1700s and 1800s. The oldest book on display is from the year 1515.
The exhibition is called 'ABC ja Cicero. Kooliraamat mineviku Eestis' and runs until the 29th May 2021. More information can be found on the National Library website Rahvusraamatukogu näitab esimest korda Eesti haruldasi ja sajandeid vanu õpikuid
Wednesday, 9 December 2020
A new museum has opened in Tallinn's Old-Town that specialises in censorship and promotes the free exchange of ideas. The museum, located in Munga Street, holds a collection of over one-hundred different titles that were banned from all over the world. The books are classified by country eg. Estonia, U.K, Russia, China etc, and also has a section dedicated to books that were burned.
The museum was created by Joseph Maximillian, a Scot who has been living in Estonia for the past five years. He studied film and spent several years living in China. According to his website, the aim of the museum is to raise people's awareness of the long history of censorship and the importance of freedom of speech.
Most books in the museum can be viewed or purchased. The museum is open Friday-Sunday from 11am until 6pm at Munga 2 Tallinn. More information can be found here: Banned Books Museum
Wednesday, 2 December 2020
Tartu has launched its annual Deed of the Year Award, a competition that has been running for the past 23 years. All residents and friends of Tartu can participate in the voting which ends on December 17. The winner will be announced on December 29.
This year's candidates are:
Renovation of the Annelinn Upper Secondary School
Asta and Katre Õimu Eesti Kõnekäänud I and II
World Rally Championship Rally Estonia
Bolt scooter rental
Opening of the BMX Cross Hall in the former Visa Hall
Welfare Masters begin assisting the elderly
The return of biodiversity to city centre parks
Karl Morgenstern 250 exhibitions and other events
Performances with audio description and subtitles in Theatre Vanemuine
Klubi Tartu Maraton virtual sporting events
South Estonian Week of Flavours 'From Forest to Plate'
Fairy tale exhibition 'Once Upon a Time' at the Estonian National Museum
Play and recreation area in Annelinn, Kaunas pst 58a
Paju 2 high-rise building
Celebration of the 100th Anniversary of the Tartu Peace Treaty
University of Tartu Delta Centre academic and a research building
Skating rink on the Town Hall Square
New Lodjakoda barge workshop complex
You can vote online here - Tartu's Deed of the Year 2020