ICOM ICEE 2024 Conference “Momentum: Exhibitions and Memory”
September 29 - October 2, 2024 


Tartu is the second largest city in Estonia with 100 000 inhabitants and more then 20 000 students. Tartu is often considered the intellectual and cultural centre of the Estonia, embodied in the leading research and training institution, the University of Tartu, and the strong concentration of students (more than 50% of the city’s population is under 30). Spearheading the country’s reputation in research and the provision of higher education, the University of Tartu (founded 1632) is ranked in the top 3% of the world’s universities. In addition to this, the Estonian Ministry of Education and Research is situated in Tartu, as well as the University of Applied Sciences and other institutions. Tartu also has a strong cultural scene that encourages the traditions of theatre, folk music and craftsmanship, while at the same time the city hosts many IT companies and generates numerous start-up companies.

For practical information: http://visittartu.com/

Tartu museums: 1, 2

Tartu 2024

Tartu, along with southern Estonia, is the 2024 European Capital of Culture, which will be the main event in Estonia in 2024 and the largest joint endeavour between Tartu and southern Estonia. The European Capital of Culture is one of the best known and most appreciated activities in the European Union.

The artistic concept of the European Capital of Culture Tartu 2024 is Arts of Survival (Ellujäämise Kunstid), i.e. the knowledge, skills, and values that will help us lead a good life in the future and which we endorse, cherish, share with, and learn from, Europe. The four most important Arts of Survival featured in the Tartu 2024 programme are uniqueness, sustainability, awareness, and co-creation.

The conference is part of the European Capital of Culture Tartu 2024 programme.
See more: https://tartu2024.ee/en