A Productive End to the Summer at VEMU

September 25, 2023

August brought diligent helpers, once again, from Estonia to Toronto. Tiiu Kravtsev and Kaia Ivask from the National Archives organised VEMU’s document archives, including the Estonian Central Council in Canada’s extensive archive. Riina Reinvelt from the Estonian National Museum continued the systemisation of Tommy Tomson’s sizeable collection of photos, which she began last year. Krislin Kämärä, the coordinator of the team of curators that works on VEMU’s future permanent exhibit, arrived at the end of August to start in on research at VEMU archives. Work meetings about the permanent exhibition took place, in which Krislin, Tiiu and Riina joined. We’re thankful to our guests for their dedication and the Global Estonian program for their financial support.

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Aimar Altosaar and Marge Tiidus, both former directors of the State Archives and on the road to the Kotkajärve Forest University, could also stop by VEMU for a visit. Eli Pilve from the Estonian Institute of Historical Memory got acquainted with VEMU’s activities and collections after Forest University.

Hille Viires from Montréal brought archival material. Piret Noorhani and Kerly Ilves spent two days in Collingwood choosing items for VEMU’s archives from Ene-Liis Martens’ collection.