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Literary Museum, drone photo

Literary Museum, drone photo

The Estonian Literary Museum comprises the following structural units:

Raamatud

The Archival Library (established in 1909), which is responsible for collecting, preserving and making available to researchers, in all places, Estonian-language publications; Publications on Estonia and the Baltic States; printed materials on Finno-Ugric nations.

The Bibliographic Department of the Archival Library (established in 1921) compiles a general retrospective bibliography of the content of Estonian journalism.

 

Kultuuri arhiiv

The Estonian Cultural History Archives (established in 1929) is the central institution in Estonia for collecting and organizing literary and cultural materials (manuscripts, letters, documents, diaries, photographs, works of art).


The Estonian Cultural History Archives (established in 1929) is the central institution in Estonia for collecting and organizing literary and cultural materials (manuscripts, letters, documents, diaries, photographs, works of art).

The Department of Folkloristics (founded in 1947) investigates the study of Estonian, and other nations figurative speech, religion, stories and multimedia and with publishing electronic magazines and creating a digital archive.

Activity

Since the early years of the Literary Museum, the Council of the Museum has been in operation. Since 1997 the Scientific Council of the Literary Museum has been the supreme governing body of the Literary Museum's substantive activities.

Since 1957, the annual conference of the Museum of Literature has been called the "Kreutzwald Days". It takes place every year in December and the conference deals with issues of literary history and folklore.

The Estonian Literary Museum cooperates closely with the Chair of Estonian Literature and Estonian and Comparative Folklore at the University of Tartu and the Under & Tuglas Literature Center.

Public services

  • Making copies in the Estonian Cultural History Archives
  • Ordering copies in the Estonian Folklore Archives

  • Use of the archive library
  • Use of archives
  • Lectures