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Estonian Museum of Applied Art & Design
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Nice exhibition

A nice museum in the middle of the Old Town. Currently they have an exhibition called ”The Weather... read more

Reviewed 23 November 2019
Tero W
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Helsinki, Finland
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THIS HAD BEEN A SEVENTEENTH century storehouse and now steadily a museum

... just across the street from our last attraction on Estonia’s Health Care (a five-second walk... read more

Reviewed 8 February 2019
thejonpage
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 8 February 2019

... just across the street from our last attraction on Estonia’s Health Care (a five-second walk. This is an old town with small streets my geeks). As such they were equally lonely having shared this old town’s northwest corner, which was among its highest points and far from all the restaurants and market squares and fast food chains and the visitor centre. None of these touristy things were to be found here, but now adding in with the extra curse of applied art – an interest lying at the intersection of archaeology and history and anthropology but none sufficed to keep these artifacts as museum-ish enough - or as objects of desires.

But every time you were to visit these applied objects, sooner or later you would also realize it acting out its function through its lifetime with all the owners that have passed hand from one onto the other. The distinction was thus most sociologically significant, whereas in the case of the fine-r arts either their production was for the better for the betterment of showing-off nobility (pre-modern) or the sole purpose of making itself expensive (post-modern). Sooner or later, you’d find these ceramics and glassware and cups even more delicate and hence crafty for their function had to balance with whatever aesthetics that their designers were attempting to instill.

But it would equally seem like that some of the exhibits could also flourish on the fourth floor of Kumu. Perhaps with an extra paragraph or two to be printed next to an entrance. So where’s the line again, you may ask.

(Look up and you’ll see lots of carpets and other wall hangings. You can walk up to the terrace for their captions.)

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 28 August 2018

I enjoyed viewing the works of art by local Estonian artists. Ceramics, Textile, Jewelry, Leather artwork and metal. The display was an artwork in itself and I loved the upper walkway. It allowed you to see the hanging textiles closer and have a view of the whole room from top. cleverly done.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 6 August 2018

We were really impressed with the variety and breadth of this design museum. It was very reasonably priced and we could have spent 2 hours here if we'd had time. As it was, we were there for about an hour and enjoyed it very much.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 27 July 2017 via mobile

Worth a quick look through as it definitely has a few different items. The building itself is not particularly interesting- but they have presented items in a nice way - definitely a focus on Estonian art which is good.

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed 24 May 2017 via mobile

this was a good solo activity. ground floor exhibition was the best. first floor was good too but the second was disappointing. Noteworthy: not handicapped friendly at all!

Date of experience: May 2017
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