UT main building gets permanent exhibition and graphic art galleries depicting its history
A panel exhibition introducing the history of the university main building was put up in the main building in time for the anniversary of the independence of Estonia. The exhibition is displayed in the foyer of the main building, on the former information boards, and tells the story of the UT main building, starting from St Mary’s Church that used to be in its place until modern day.
In addition to the main building exhibition, also on display since the end of February are replicas of rare 15th–18th century western European graphic art (A. Dürer, M. Raimond, V. Solis, Fr. Piranesi and others) from the UT Art Museum collection and 19th century Baltic German graphic art, depicting the university’s historic architectural ensemble. The graphic art galleries are in the first floor hallways and on the second floor, in front of the assembly hall and senate hall.
The main building exhibition and graphic art galleries are part of the new design programme of the main building, initiated by the UT Museum, which aims to make the main building more visitor-friendly and informative. The next stage is completing the sculpture gallery in front of the Art Museum.
The main building exhibition was compiled by Kristiina Tiideberg and Terje Lõbu (UT Museum), designed by Mari Kaljuste, graphic art galleries were compiled by Kristiina Tiideberg and Ingrid Sahk, designed by Mari Kurismaa, the exhibitions were done by OÜ Joonstuudio and OÜ Salibar.
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