Cultural property

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  • Archives, libraries, museums – national memory of Estonia

    Estonian archives, libraries and museums constitute a national memory endeavouring to preserve everything that is of relevance from the point of view of the past ...
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  • Oldest written texts and collections

    The time during which Estonian history has been recorded in writing, is fairly short. The beginnings of our written history are often said to start ...
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  • The art of printing — information reproduced

    While written documents stored in archives (i.e. archive records) are unique and are single copies containing first-hand information, the texts stocked in libraries (i ...
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  • Collections of cultural property in Estonia from the 17th to 19th century

    It may be said that purposeful preservation of cultural property in Estonia had already begun in the 17th century when Swedish authorities issued the first ...
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  • Estonian national collections of cultural property from the 19th to 20th century

    The Estonian National Awakening during the second half of the 19th century was, among other things, a great incentive to start collecting intellectual and cultural ...
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  • Archives, libraries and museums in contemporary Estonia

    The work of Estonian archives is based on the Archives Act adopted by the Riigikogu in 1998. In 1999, the National Archives were established under ...
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  • Archives, libraries and museums in an open information society

    In our globalising world, co-operation between archives, libraries and museums is of great importance both on the national and international level. Such co-operation is even ...
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