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Mikkel Museum, Tallinn

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1.8/5 based on 15 reviews on the web
The Mikkel Museum is a branch of the Art Museum of Estonia, located in Kadriorg park in Tallinn. It displays a collection of mainly Western art and ceramics, and Chinese porcelain, donated by art collector Johannes Mikkel in 1994.HistoryThe museum was founded to house the art collection of Johannes Mikkel, who in 1994 had donated his collection of foreign art to the Art Museum of Estonia. Johannes Mikkel (1907 - 2006) came from southern Estonia, studied various subjects (including art) at the University of Tartu and worked, after World War II, in Tallinn as a manager in several antique shops. Through his vast network he was able to assemble the collection of the present museum. In 1996, the former kitchen building (built 1754) of nearby Kadriorg Palace, where the Art Museum of Estonia's main collection of foreign art is displayed, was renovated to house the Mikkel collection.CollectionThe museum contains about 600 objects. The nucleus of the collection is the large amount of Western graphic art from the 16th to 19th centuries, with a special focus on the Dutch Golden Age. The part of the collection devoted to graphics include works by Albrecht Dürer, Lucas Cranach, Rembrandt, Claude Lorrain, Adriaen van Ostade, Jacob van Ruisdael and Félicien Rops. A substantial part of the collection is also devoted to paintings from roughly the same time span; painting by Melchior d'Hondecoeter and Jean François de Troy could be mentioned, as well as a portrait from the studio of Anthony van Dyck.
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  • Complements the collections in the adjacent Kumu and Kadriog museums. Nice colection of Chinese, Germanand French porcelins. 
  • The collections donated by two private collectors include mainly paintings and porcelain. Fun for a quick introduction, but not because of the need for us unknown. Cheap especially in combination with Kadriorgpalace. Very easily accessible by tram 3 from the Center.
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  • Mikkel museum has exhibitions every year! This year, it is about the businessman Lavrentsov in Narva and his life and living! Many small rooms where paintings adorn all walls except the slide show from the city of Narva. Flash photography is not allowed in these rooms! There is plenty of space to hang their clothes on the right side of the checkout counter.
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