The Minister of Culture for the Republic of Estonia, Urve Tiidus, announced the 2013 Annual Estonian Museum Awards on January 31st at a ceremonial presentation held at the University of Tartu Museum. The honourees were chosen by selected committees of the museum advisory board to the Ministry of Culture. Ten awards were presented.
The prize for the year’s collections manager went to Riina Reinvelt, Chief Collections Manager for the Estonian National Museum. The award was given in recognition of her work digitising the museum’s precious metal holdings, for entering their descriptions in the museums’ MuIS information system and for improving the storage conditions of the collection. The project included more than 4,000 items, including various types of brooches used with folk costumes, rings, silverware and so on.
We congratulate BaltHerNet founding member Riina Reinvelt on being recognised for her efforts and wish her continued success in the work that she is doing.