5.8.2016 | History
An Unexpected Collection
The Museum of Icon Art offers a wonderful tour for both the novice and expert admirer.
Knowing nothing about icon art, this museum truly offered a fascinating look into the style. The collection at the museum is by no means small and can compete with even the biggest private and European collections. The exhibition features over 300 Russian icons dating from the 15th century to the beginning of the 20th century.
What’s particularly fascinating is the wide selection of written works, like manuscripts and religious engravings by Old Believers. By seeing both Old Believers and Russian Orthodox icons side by side, it’s quite easy to see the differences. You will also learn about local masters, like Frolov and Myznikov, as well as look at the works of icon painters like Peshekhonov who painted for the Tsar’s Palace. Many church utensils are on display like old rite cast copper, religious gravures, and books.
The Museum of Icon Art is open by booking only. You can call or email to book your tour: +372 6410057 or firstname.lastname@example.org. An adult ticket costs €12 or a family ticket (2 adults + 2 kids) costs €25.
The Museum of Icon Art
Vene 6, Tallinn Old Town
Click on the address to see the location.
TEXT KRISTINA LUPP, PHOTOS MUSEUM OF ICON ART
27.7.2017 | History
Terrifying KGB prison cells will open to the public
Pagari 1, in Tallinn’s Old Town looks unsuspecting from the outside, but you won’t believe what happened here behind closed … Read more
15.4.2017 | Leisure
You can’t do everything, but at least you can do something
The thought in this headline comes to mind when we attended the opening of the new exhibition #Ocean Free of … Read more
4.3.2017 | Leisure
An Animated History of Times Past
National Registry of Cultural Monuments - an almost fossilised teacher talking about something incomprehensible from half a million years ago. … Read more
18.2.2017 | History
Viking Graves and Samarkand Dirhams
One thousand years ago, Northern Estonia was an important trade route. Vikings didn’t travel the trade routes as feared men, … Read more
14.1.2017 | History
The Estonian Agricultural Museum shows the journey from farm to table
In an era where milk comes in bottles and meat in packages, it’s important to understand the work that actually … Read more
3.12.2016 | Restaurants
Rakvere – Calm Contemplation in the Countryside
Estonia in winter has a panoply of beautiful places to visit, and it’s for this reason that it’s well worth … Read more
5.11.2016 | History
The long-awaited opening of the new Estonian National Museum
The National Museum has been an important project for Estonians for 107 years, ever since its founding. Between the two … Read more
25.10.2016 | History
Get a glipse of Tallinn before industrialisation. “1825 might be the most essential opportunity for drawing the medieval cityscape … Read more