Networking event in Kumu Art Museum, autumn 2015

On 7th of November group of researchers with families visited the Art Museum of Estonia – KUMU. We spent a cultural and joyful day in the museum. The day began with a short welcoming lecture by Maarin Ektermann, Head of the Education Centre of Kumu, where we got an overview of Kumu as a research institution – the museum has a long history in research based activities, however it is officially a recognised research institution only since June 2015. There is a strong collaboration between Kumu and Estonian Academy of Arts, the strongest research fields being architecture and art/design/architecture in Soviet period. For the first half of the day visitors could choose either a guided tour on classical art with focus on paintings or a tour of modern and contemporary art. After lunch we discovered our hidden talents in lino-cutting and water-colour painting workshops. Some really nice masterpieces were born.

Photos: Giuseppe Buono, Manoop Chenchiliyan, Vitaly Skachek, Siiri Kolka ETAG_logo

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