Author:
Tartu 2024, Mana Kaasik

Tartu2024: events and exhibitions by the University of Tartu Museum

The Capital of Culture programme includes thirteen events and exhibitions by the University of Tartu Museum. On this page, we present our projects that are part of the main or side programme of Tartu2024'.

The 'Toomemägi Revisited’ project

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Toome müks 2023

The 'Toomemägi Revisited’ project is part of the main programme of the European Capital of Culture Tartu 2024 and brings the historical heart of Tartu to life with the help of light, art and science. Across two activities, we will reopen and rediscover our beloved Toomemägi Park, which towers over the centre of Tartu.

Tartu Cathedral lighting project

Tartu Cathedral, which will celebrate its 800th anniversary in 2024, is the largest medieval church in Estonia, exemplifying exciting architectural hybridity: today, half of the church functions as the University of Tartu Museum and the other half has been preserved as a set of unique ruins. For this year, we will create an extraordinary work of light art in the Cathedral.

'Lifesaver' installation

'Lifesaver' is a work in the outdoor space of Toomemägi, aiming to highlight an important field in modern science in the symbiosis of art and science. With playful solutions, artist Valdek Laur helps the whole family understand the meaning and importance of genetics in today's world.

Exhibitions at the University of Tartu Museum in 2024

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    Illustratsioon teosele: Alexander Postels, Franz Joseph Ruprecht "Illustrationes algarum" (Vetikate pildid). Peterburi, 1840. Tallinna Ülikooli Akadeemiline Raamatukogu

    Exhibition 'Art or Science'
    University of Tartu Museum
    Open until 29 May

  • Exhibition 'Transforming Literary Places'
    University of Tartu Art Museum
    28 March–18 May
     
  • Exhibition 'Two Boys Who Dreamed of Stars. Struve, Fraunhofer and the 200-Year-Old Telescope'
    Tartu Observatory
    18 April 2024–31 May 2025 
     
  • Toomemägi Revisited: Opening of the light artwork at the Cathedral
    The ruins of Tartu Cathedral
    25 Aprill 
     
  • Toomemägi Revisited: Lifesaver installation opening
    Toomemägi
    18 May 
     
  • Exhibition 'Expansion of Hidden Worlds'
    University of Tartu Museum
    29 May–29 September
     
  • Exhibition 'Artist without a Homeland. Geislingen 1944 – Tartu 2024'
    University of Tartu Art Museum
    13 June–26 October
     
  • Exhibition 'air Castle'
    Attic of the University of Tartu Museum
    23 August–27 October
     
  • Exhibition 'Invisible city. 800 years of the city of Tartu'
    University of Tartu Museum
    31 October 2024–5 October 2025
     
  • Exhibition 'Assembly hall politics of the University of Tartu'
    University of Tartu Art Museum
    14 November 2024–1 June 2025

     
  • Exhibition of the winning works of the astrophotography competition 
    Outside of the Tartu Observatory
    Open all year until 2025          
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Toome müks 2023

Events at the University of Tartu Museum in 2024

  • Birthday of the Crazy Scientist
    University of Tartu Museum
    1 May
     
  • Festival “Toome müks”
    University of Tartu Museum
    14 September
     

The University of Tartu Museum invites you to explore Toomemägi, the museum and the ruins of the cathedral and the rich scientific and cultural history of Tartu as part of the events in the Capital of Culture Tartu 2024 programme.

Toomkiriku saladuste kamber

Exhibition "Invisible city. 800 years of the city of Tartu"

Tartu toomkiriku valguskunstiteose kavand: vaade tornidest

Lighting artwork “Dawn and Dusk” to be opened on Toome Hill in April

European Capital of Culture Tartu 2024

University of Tartu to celebrate European Capital of Culture year with the city of Tartu