The University of Tartu Museum opens new annual exhibitions
The University of Tartu Museum takes visitors to a journey from the Arctic to the Middle East, from the islands in the Pacific Ocean to Africa, back in time into the Ancient Egypt and even into the depths of the Universe.
“Measuring the World“ introduces six Estonian explorers and their impact on discovering the world to bring their victories back to life and get inspired by their experiences. The exhibition explores different continents and diverse areas from arctic freshness to tropical plenitude. The contribution of the Estonian scientists and explorers in revealing the different layers of the world is remarkable. The exhibition opens on May 1, on the day of the reopening of the University of Tartu Museum in Tartu Cathedral. The reopening day is filled with fun activities for the whole family as the Crazy Scientist also celebrates his birthday with a family event "The Crazy Scientist returns from a trip".
“A Journey to the Orient. Otto Friedrich von Richter’s (1791–1816) trips and collection“, the annual exhibition in the University of Tartu Art Museum focuses on Ancient Egypt, telling a story of the arrival of two unique human mummies at the museum. In addition, Europe’s expanding interest in Egypt at the end of the 18th century and the early days of Oriental studies at Tartu University are presented through various exhibits. The exhibition opens on May 26 at 4 p.m.
"Measuring the Skies: From Tartu to the End of the Universe", exhibition situated in the Old Observatory, tells a story of how the known Universe has become larger and more clear throughout the past centuries. The exhibition concentrates on the scientists working in Tartu who have expanded our knowledge about the Universe and its structure a number of times. Space police, the honeycomb structure of the Universe and astrophotography are introduced as well. The exhibition is open from April 27.
Come and join us on this extraordinary adventure!