Photo: Karolin Nummert

Education

There is always a reason to visit Tallinn Art Hall, as exhibitions change every couple of months and each time with a newly developed programme of tours and gallery workshops with Sally Stuudio.

 

Educational tours can be booked during regular opening hours. The minimum number of participants is four and tours can be booked in Estonian, Russian and English, also as an immersive language lesson. For these events there are no extra fees, participants only need a valid exhibition ticket.

 

 

The State is not a Work of Art educational programme

 

 

100 Matters of National Importance

Estonian History Museum and Tallinn Art Hall joint educational programme

 

1 March – 27 April

 

AGE GROUP: For students in lower secondary school (3rd level) and upper secondary school

DURATION: 60 + 60 min

FOCUS: The story of the birth and development of the Estonian nation and statehood; nationalism, nation, state, objectivity and subjectivity, the language of contemporary art

LEARNING OUTCOME: Students will be introduced to the history of the development of Estonian statehood and national identity as well as the events and individuals related to the formation of the Republic of Estonia. They will learn to describe and compare democratic and authoritarian/totalitarian societies; students will be able to analyse the matters of statehood and nationalism from different angles and develop their personal opinion based on that.

 

I part at the Estonian History Museum:

During the educational programme we will unravel the knots of fascinating events together. How old is the Estonian nation and its national identity? Where does the word ‘Estonian’ come from and who used it first? How old is our state? At the exhibition My Free Country we will focus on the moments, events and individuals of importance in the formation of the Republic of Estonia. Working in groups or in pairs, students will be assigned fascinating tasks related to the birth of our country.

 

Lunch break: if you want to book lunch in the café of the Estonian History Museum, please check the menu here and send to us your choice via the registration form.

 

II part at Tallinn Art Hall:

At Tallinn Art Hall we will continue with the topic of statehood already started at the History Museum and search for new perspectives and approaches in the exhibition The State is not a Work of Art. A state is a dynamic entity that is in constant change; there is no single and clear truth. Contemporary art offers a perfect opportunity to address complex and ambiguous topics. These include: What is Estonia, what is nationalism? In which direction is our country going and in which direction would we like it to go? Why do we need a state and what is necessary for a state to exist? What is important to me personally? How to see the grey areas in what seem to be black and white topics?

 

We will have several playful and humorous discussions during the programme. At the end of the session, students will be assigned a group task to help them analyse the experience of both exhibitions.

 

Price: 7€ per student, the price of the lunch is available on request

The State is not a Work of Art

Tallinn Art Hall educational programme

 

21 Feb – 27 April

 

AGE GROUP: Lower secondary school (3rd level) and upper secondary school

FOCUS: nationalism, nationality, state, objectivity and subjectivity, the language of contemporary art

GENERAL COMPETENCES: culture and values, social and civic, self-determination and communication competence

VOCABULARY: socially sensitive art, installation, video art

DURATION: 60–90 minutes, depending on the preferences of the group

 

A state is a dynamic entity that is in constant change; there is no single and clear truth. Contemporary art offers a perfect opportunity to address complex and ambiguous topics. These include: What is Estonia? What is nationalism? In which direction is our country going and in which direction would we like it to go? Why do we need a state and what is necessary for a state to exist? What is important to me personally? How to see the grey areas in what seem to be black and white topics? We will have several playful and humorous discussions during the programme. At the end of the session, students will be assigned a creative group task to help them analyse the experience of the exhibition.

 

NB! The programme can be booked as a single session at Tallinn Art Hall as well as a package that includes a visit to the Estonian History Museum. Further information on the sidebar!

 

Gallery sessions can be booked from Wednesday to Friday from 12 pm to 7 pm. 

 

Price: 3 € per student

 

 

Ask away!

Tallinn Art Hall educational programme

 

21 Feb – 27 April

 

AGE GROUP: 7–12 years
FOCUS: state and nationalism, means of artistic expression
GENERAL COMPETENCES: culture and values, social and civic, self-determination and communication competences
VOCABULARY: symbol, metaphor, installation, sculpture, video art
DURATION: approx. 60 minutes

 

It is often important in life and in art to ask a good question that makes people think about or notice things. At this exhibition we will explore why artists have brought soil from different countries to the exhibition hall or drawn an entire series about the growing of potato sprouts. Why is the title of the exhibition The State is Not a Work of Art? What is nationalism and why is it topical? What techniques are used by the artists? The fascinating world of contemporary art will be unveiled to us, increasing our constructive curiosity. Come, let’s explore, discuss and play!

 

Price: 3 € per student

Exhibition tours

Tallinn Art Hall public programme

 

All ages

 

A guided tour is the simplest form of educational programme. It is meant for everyone who wants to know more about the exhibition. Our programme manager introduces the ideas behind the exhibition and visitors can ask questions. It is an exciting way to find out more about art. Do not hesitate to register and book a guided tour for whenever is convenient for you. We give these tours for groups of at least four people. In addition to the tours that can be booked here, there are also regular open tours. For more information, see our programme.