Museum opens for MICE success in Tartu

Estonian National Museum opens with conference facilities
Besides the promise of wide-ranging, high-quality exhibitions, the just-opened Estonian National Museum in Tartu is also aiming to attract meeting planners with its multifunctional conference centre, cinema halls, a library, training centre, restaurant and cafés.
Located in Estonia’s second city and university town of Tartu, the museum is dedicated to the history, life and traditions of Estonians and other Finno-Ugric peoples.
Built on the edge of the city on an abandoned Soviet airfield, Eesti Rahva Muuseum opened to the public on October 1. Both in physical size and financially, the project is the biggest that independent Estonia has undertaken and was designed by Paris-based architects DGT.
The museum was initially founded in 1909, and the original building opened at Raadi Manor near Tartu in 1922, with Finnish ethnographer Ilmari Manninen as its first director.
But when the Soviets occupied Estonia in 1940, a military airfield was built on the manor’s land. The manor building was destroyed in World War II. Surviving artefacts were stashed away in churches and other buildings. Finally, a new building was commissioned in 2005.
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