About the Museum
For seventy five several years there have been tentative efforts to build a intent-built museum for the Art Museum of Estonia (AME). There have been several architectural competitions in 1933 1 of the competitors was Alvar Aalto, who took third prize with his historic undertaking, which was later on built in Denmark. Owing to Environment War II the museum was by no means built and AME experienced to wait an additional 50 several years for the subsequent opportunity.
In 1993–1994, an open global architectural opposition was held, in which architects from 10 nations (Estonia, Finland, Denmark, Italy, Canada, Norway, Sweden, Australia, Germany and the United states of america) took element. The opposition was organised by the government of the Republic of Estonia, the Art Museum of Estonia and the Estonian Union of Architects. The winner of the global architectural opposition to design and style the building (1993–1994) was the Finnish architect Pekka Vapaavuori. In February 1999 a deal concerning the AME and Vapaavuori was signed, which launched simple things to do for the building of the museum. Building started off in 2002. The Kumu Art Museum was opened to the readers in February 2006.
The new museum website is situated on 4 hectares in Tallinn, on the limestone bank of Lasnamägi subsequent to Kadriorg Park. The office environment of the President of the Republic of Estonia and Kadriorg Palace, which is a element of the Art Museum, lie in the vicinity of the artwork museum. The building has seven floors, which includes specialized floors, and the total place is 23 900 m². In 2004 the new museum acquired its name – Kumu – in an open opposition.
The Kumu (KUnstiMUuseum) Art Museum is a modern day multifunctional artwork building, which consists of exhibition halls, a lecture hall providing assorted amenities, and an academic centre for youthful readers and for artwork lovers.
Kumu is meant for unique people today – for those who are already well-versed in artwork and for those who simply would like to invest their time in a congenial atmosphere. Kumu welcomes young children and people and, most importantly, Kumu serves as a laboratory in which assorted strategies emerge and create. These strategies study up to date visual tradition and its functionality in society.
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