NOBA Nordic Baltic contemporary art platform

"Encounters" talks about the regular Estonian people who have lived here through the ages. Visitors are invited to peek into their daily lives, to observe the way they have fought to get by, living in either the city or the countryside - but also the way they have navigated the social norms of their times, the powers that be of any period in history, or the greater processes of world history.

The exhibition gives the visitors glimpses into the language, folklore and skills of the people who live in Estonia. The Estonian National Museum displays thousands of artefacts and images, and hundreds of sound recordings from both their own archives and the archives and collections of other museums in Estonia from all periods. Several of these exhibits are displayed to the public for the first time. 

This exhibition consists of the following subsections:

  • Journeys in Time (Time of Freedoms, Life Behind the Iron Curtain, Modern Times, The Era of Books, The Arrival of Christianity, The Metal Age, The Stone Age)
  • People and the Environment
  • My Own Abode
  • The Runo Song
  • The People and the State
  • Food We Cook
  • The Imprint of Time on Estonian Wraps
  • Do It Yourself Hall
  • The Language Brew
  • Parallel Worlds. Parallel Lives
  • Rural Life and Rural Beauty
  • Cities within a City

Gallery name: Eesti Rahva Muuseum

Address: Muuseumi tee 2, Tartu

Opening hours: Tue-Sun 10:00 - 18:00

Open: 03.10.2020 - 03.10.2021