100th birthday in Estonia

Come and celebrate our birthday in Estonia. We have a lot of events, activities, great dining places, unique clean environment and so much more to offer You!
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Celebrate around the globe

A unique Estonia 100 and EU Presidency international programme will reach more than 30 countries in 2017 and 2018. Take a look at the programme which combines the best parts of Estonian culture, science, IT and enterprises.
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“Building a Community. Estonian Architects in Post-War Toronto” Exhibit

“Building a Community. Estonian Architects in Post-War Toronto” Exhibit

This collaborative exhibit celebrates both Canada’s 150th and Estonia’s 100th birthdays by highlighting the role of Estonian architects in Canada.

VEMU has been working to prepare an exhibit about architects in Toronto with Estonian backgrounds in collaboration with the Museum of Estonian Architecture in Tallinn since 2015 and will be on display there in 2018. The curator and keeper of collections at the Museum of Estonian Architecture, Jarmo Kauge, has visited Toronto three times to research the lives and architectural heritage created by architects in their new homeland who emigrated to Canada from Estonia after the Second World War.

The exhibit is a summary of the research, demonstrating the surprising influence Estonian-born architects had on the spread of modern architecture in Toronto and across Canada. The exhibit focuses first and foremost on the older generation of architects, those whose work and activity at universities have left a strong mark on Toronto’s cityscape, as well as on the quality of architectural education. The work of Estonian architects in Canada has not been thoroughly researched until now. Big name architects such as Elmar Tampõld or Uno Prii (educated at the University of Toronto), are not well-known in Estonia; therefore, this exhibit is a good opportunity to introduce them and other shining individuals, as well as their remarkable creations to the Estonian audience.

The exhibit will be on display beginning September 22, 2017 at VEMU opening with a symposium dedicated to the exhibit, and will remain on display until February 12, 2018. It will travel on to Tallinn in Spring 2018 and be on display at the Museum of Estonian Architecture.

In 2018, Estonia celebrates its 100th birthday

Estonia wishes to share its birthday with you in Estonia and abroad. The programme includes best parts of Estonian culture, IT, science and enterprises.

Celebrations will kick off in April 2017 to mark a century since Estonia’s administrative borders took their current form, will continue throughout 2018 and 2019, and come to a grand close on the 2nd February 2020 when the 100th anniversary of the Tartu Peace Treaty will be honoured.

This is a celebration we can all take part in and it is up to us to make it memorable.

Estonia will be also holding the presidency of the EU Council in the second half of 2017. Approximately 20 high-level meetings, visits, conferences and 200+ other presidency-related events will take place in Estonia during this period.