The Festival of Exhibits by/of Estonians Abroad which began in Estonian in May 2019 will continue throughout the fall and the first party of 2020. Exhibits by communities of Estonians abroad, Estonian memory institutions or exhibits created as collaborations on topics related to Estonians abroad will be displayed during the festival.

Over the last few years, Estonian memory institutions located both at home and abroad have created a significant number of exhibits on the various stages and aspects of the Estonian diaspora. Some of them have been displayed before, but a large portion will be seen by Estonian audiences for the first time.

The festival is organized by the NGO Baltic Heritage Network that focuses on the heritage of Estonians and other Baltic people abroad and VEMU in Toronto in collaboration with a number of memory institutions in Estonia and communities of Estonians abroad. The project is supported by the Ministry of Education and Research in Estonia / the Compatriots Program and the Estonian Studies Centre/VEMU.


 

Festival of Exhibits on/by Estonians Abroad
2019-2020
fall / winter

 

Tallinn

„Roman Toi 100“ (Estonian Theatre and Music Museum, Museum of Estonians Abroad/VEMU)
St. John´s Church – Vabaduse Square 1
18.-22.09.2019

„75 Years Since the Great Escape. Journals, Books, Photos“ (TU Academic Library)
Tallinn University Academic Library – Rävala Ave 10
19.09.-24.11.2019

„The Story of the Baltic University“ (Helga Merits, Museum of Estonians Abroad/VEMU)
Tallinn University Acdemic Library – Rävala Ave 10
19.09.-24.11.2019

„Two Edges of a Lifespan“ (Kristen Dobbin, Toomas Volkmann, Museum of Estonians Abroad/VEMU)
Theatrum, Ait – Vene 14
part 1 – 14.01.-4.02.2020, part 2 – 5.02.-28.02.2020

 

Tartu

„Sharing Our Stories. Baltic Diaspora at Home in Canada“ (Baltic Canadian Imprint: Museum of Estonians Abroad/VEMU, Lithuanian Museum-Archives of Canada, Canadian Latvian Archives and Museum, Canadian Baltic Immigrant Aid Society)
Tartu University – Lossi 36
12.-28.10.2019

„Prints and Patterns to Send Home. Erika Kalam’s Ethnographic Postcards“ (Estonian National Museum)
Estonian National Museum – Muuseumi tee 2
12.11-20.12.2019

„Porcelain Dolls Clothed in Estonian National Costumes“ (Elsa-Karin Lutz-Reissaar, USA)
Estonian National Museum – Muuseumi tee 2
12.11-20.12.2019

„Roman Toi 100“ (Estonian Theatre and Music Museum, Museum of Estonians Abroad/VEMU)
Tartu Public Library –  Kompanii 3/5,  4th floor
20.02.-20.03. 2020

 

Võru

„Food: A Treasury of Estonian Heritage. Businesses and Factories in Toronto“ (Estonian National Museum, Museum of Estonians Abroad/VEMU)
Võru County Central Library – Jüri 54
30.05.-4.10.2019

„Boat Refugees 1944. The Stories of Four Boats“ (Association of Estonians in Sweden, Evelin Tamm, Mai Raud-Pähn, Taavo Kask)
Võru County Central Library – Jüri 54
7.10.2019-30.03.2020

„Two Edges of a Lifespan“ (Kristen Dobbin, Toomas Volkmann, Museum of Estonians Abroad/VEMU)
Võru County Central Library – Jüri 54
16.03.-30.03.2020

Prints and Patterns to Send Home. Erika Kalam’s Ethnographic Postcards“ (Estonian National Museum)
Võru County Central Library – Jüri 54
13.01.-13.03.2020

 

Toronto

„Estonians Sports in Canada“ (Estonian Sports and Olympics Museum, Museum of Estonians Abroad/VEMU)
Museum of Estonians Abroad/VEMU – 310 Bloor St. W.
28.09.2019-14.02.2020

„ESTO – The Keeper of Global Estonianness“ (Estonian National Museum, Museum of Estonians Abroad/VEMU)
Museum of Estonians Abroad/VEMU – 310 Bloor St. W.
18.02.-15.05.2020