The aim of
the research field is to stand for the development of the vernacular
architecture research field as a whole, to open the architectural history of
rural heritage or the background that makes sense of its creation and use, and
to improve knowledge about the objects in the collections. Based on the created
knowledge, we, together with other departments of the museum, organize
exhibitions, supplement the permanent exhibition and contribute to the
organization of exciting historical events. As a result of our research, we
learn more and more about our history, ensure the reliability of the
information we provide, and look also to the future.
to research, the mission of the Estonian Open Air Museum is to stand for the
development of the rural building heritage theme outside the institution's own
borders. In order to study vernacular architecture, cultural history, heritage
technologies and the protection of values in universities, colleges and other
institutions, we organize various events (including the seminar “Quo vadis, Heritage?”, the student
conference “New Life of the Old Village” and a Research day introducing the
museum's research work), we supervise student work, involve interns and work
closely with educational institutions. We are open to joint research projects
with universities and other parties.
research work of the Estonian Open Air Museum is based on a research strategy.