Tallinn Department of Culture

 Vabaduse väljak 10

Vabaduse väljak 10a
10146 Tallinn
Estonia
Phone: +372 645 7170
E-mail: kultuur@tallinnlv.ee
Head: Aini Härm

Main tasks

  • preserving, protecting and acknowledging the city's unique cultural history, national cultural traditions, material historical heritage and built-up areas of cultural and environmental value;
  • analysing the cultural life of the city, describing the most important problems in the area, making proposals to the city government for their resolution and participating in their resolution;
  • consulting the organisers of the city's cultural events, representatives of non-profit associations and societies. Supporting non-profit associations, cultural societies, hobby groups and projects within the limits of the funds allocated in the board's budget;
  • consulting the city's cultural institutions, developing their financing principles;
  • initiating cultural projects to design the city's traditions;
  • organising the city's traditional cultural projects and/or participating in their organisation;
  • supporting the cultural activities of ethnic minorities in Tallinn;
  • organising cooperation with the cultural institutions, non-profit associations, foundations, societies, companies and residents of the city;
  • organising the distribution of information about cultural events, institutions and heritage protection in Tallinn, including preparing the city's cultural calendar and making it available to the public;
  • participating in international cultural and heritage protection projects;
  • preparing and implementing the heritage protection and cultural strategy (development plan) of the city, incl. preparing and implementing the development plans of the heritage protection area of the Old Town of Tallinn entered in the UNESCO World Heritage List;
  • keeping account of the cultural monuments (hereinafter the monuments) located in the city;
  • approval of comprehensive and detailed plans, the terms of reference for construction, repair, restoration or planning and other planning and research programmes and projects, and consulting about the heritage protection area of the Old Town of Tallinn and the sites included in the list of monuments and the protected zones surrounding them;
  • processing permits for works done on monuments, in their protected zones and in the heritage protection area in the Old Town of Tallinn and supervision of such works;
  • ascertaining the cultural heritage located in Tallinn, making proposals for declaring movables or immovables with cultural value, any parts or sets of monuments and organising the protection of monuments;
  • organising the use, conservation and restoration of monuments if necessary;
  • defining built-up areas with cultural and environmental value in the city, making proposals for declaring them built-up areas with cultural and environmental value;
  • coordinating and ordering research of built-up areas with cultural and environmental value and historical cemeteries;
  • participating in the preparation of comprehensive and detailed plans and construction rules for built-up areas with cultural and environmental value;
  • approving comprehensive and detailed plans in built-up areas with cultural and environmental value;
  • organising public events that introduce built-up areas with cultural and environmental value and historical cemeteries;
  • managing the databases of the collection of art, sculptures and other assets of artistic value of Tallinn;
  • entering into contracts for research, consultation, design and restoration works.
  • The board also performs all other tasks assigned to it in the legal acts and contract under the public law of Tallinn.

 

 

 

Last updated: 18.02.2016