Mushrooms as Seen by Children
08.09 - 28.11.2022
When we started planning the 60th Mushroom Exhibition in the beginning of this year we set our hearts and minds out to fill the museum with amazing mushrooms. To guarantee this we decided to hold a drawing competition for children. And as the dry mushroomless autumn has proved, we made the right decision.
Alltogether 63 drawings were submitted to the competition from children’s art schools and elementary schools. All of the drawings were very spirited and depicted both mushrooms of specific species, as well as some from fairytale forests. One could see that the topic had inspired children. And this made the job of the jury a lot more complicated.
14 of the best drawings reached the exhibition that hung in our stairwell gallery for two and a half months. The works included some depicting the favourite species of mushroom enthusiasts as well as more fantastic scenes from the everyday life of forest creatures, that may or may not have been based on true events.
Mushroom exhibition 60
8. -18. 09.2022
The first mushroom exhibition took place in the Estonian Museum of Natural History already in 1946. With some gap years the exhibition has brought joy to visitors for already 60 times.
At the jubilee exhibition visitors had a chance to take a look
Juubelinäitusel said külastaja piiluda seenenäituse korraldamise telgitagustesse läbi aegade ning kuulata muuseumi audiogiidi vahendusel praeguste ja kunagiste tegijate meenutusi seenenäituse korraldamisest, seeneretkedel käimisest ja seente näitusele panemisest.
Koos näituse avamisega 8. septembril esitleti ka raamatut "60 seenenäitust Eesti Loodusmuuseumis", mille on arhiivimaterjalide ning kunagiste ja praeguste näitusetegijate meenutuste põhjal kokku pannud kuraatorid Marja-Liisa Kämärä ja Loore Ehrlich.
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Here you will find information about temporary exhibitions that have taken place in our museum.
Terribly adorable bats
13.02.2020 - 10.08.2022
An extremely popular temporary exhibition about bats that stayed in our exhibition hall quite a bit longer in our than usual. So, perhaps the museum visitors should say thank you to this virus that so disrubted our lives, but also gave the chance to enjoy this particular exhibition longer.
In 2021 the exhibition was awarded the Museum Rat award for best temporary exhibiton at the annual Estonian museum awards.