Publications

NEW! Art book “Ars academica: 100 Works of Art of the University of Tartu”

“Ars academica: 100 Works of Art of the University of Tartu” is the first art album to give an overview of the University of Tartu’s rich and varied collection of art.

After the forewords, the book provides a summary of the history of the university’s art collection over two centuries. The main part of the book contains reproductions of one hundred artworks presenting a cross-section of the university's rich art collection throughout periods, schools, genres, and authors. Special attention has been given to works related to the university’s history and to people affiliated with the university.

The bulkiest section of the album includes prints and drawings, which are represented in the collections in largest numbers. Most of the paintings come from the 20th century, complemented by marvellous examples of 19th-century portrait painting. Among sculptures, plaster casts of antique statues prevail; while much fewer original sculptures can be found in the university’s collections.

The album was compiled by art historians Ingrid Sahk of the University of Tartu Museum and Moonika Teemus of the University of Tartu Library, and designed by Angelika Schneider.

The book is bilingual, with parallel texts in Estonian and English, and was published in 2019 by the University of Tartu Museum.

The book was published to mark the exhibition “Ars academica: The University of Tartu Art Collection”, held until 22 March 2020 at Kadriorg Art Museum in Tallinn and from 1 October 2020 at the University of Tartu Museum and Art Museum.

The book is available at the museum shop and at bookshops in Estonia. Buy the book now from the university gift shop shop.ut.ee/en

Pictures Cut into Wood: Japanese Traditional Woodblock Printing

The exhibition catalogue “Pictures Cut into Wood: Japanese Traditional Woodblock Printing” includes all the items displayed in the exhibition. The catalogue gives an exhaustive overview of the representation of Japanese woodblock in the Art Museum’s collection. It also includes information on the traditional Japanese ukiyo-e woodblock printing motifs, collections, carving and the development of woodblock graphics in the 20th century.

Compiled by Inge Kukk and Ingrid Sahk

Designed by Mari Kaljuste and Riina Eerik

Parallel text in Estonian and English

The catalogue is available in the University of Tartu Art Museum and book stores Apollo and Rahva Raamat. Price: 12 €

200 years of the University of Tartu Art Museum

This catalogue, compiled to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the University of Tartu, introduces the development and distinguished history of the Art Museum founded in 1803. The catalogue includes photo reproductions and descriptions of the valuable artwork in the collection. It also contains short overviews of the different collections, their contents and development.

Compiled by Inge Kukk, Laidi Laiverik, Ingrid Sahk, Jaanika Tiisvend, Külli Valk

Designed by Aide Eendra, AS Triip

Parallel text in Estonian and English

The catalogue is available in the University of Tartu Art Museum. Price: 4.80 € Buy the book now from the university gift shop shop.ut.ee/en

Dorpat-Yuryev-Tartu and Voronezh: the Fate of the University Collection

As a result of international cooperation, an illustrative catalogue was published in 2006, which gives an overview of the art belonging to the University of Tartu Art Museum, which was taken to Voronezh during World War I. The catalogue includes all the paintings, and Egyptian and antique works taken from the University of Tartu.

Compiled by Anu Hindikainen, Inge Kukk, Jelena Psenitsõna, Anatoli Vilkov

Designed by Tiina Viirelaid

Parallel text in Estonian, Russian and English

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The catalogue is available in the University of Tartu Art Museum. Price: 4.80 €

Buy the catalogue now from the university gift shop shop.ut.ee/en