For museums

Kanut has mainly been established to service Estonian museums. We provide quality-ensured services of conservation, restoration, and digitising and offer counselling in these fields.

Our strengths are long-term experience and experts who are competent in conservation of a wide variety of materials. We have significantly improved out digitising capacity during the recent years. We most probably have the best technology and knowhow in Estonia for digitising objects, negatives, and glass plate negatives.

We organise training courses and counselling days for restorers and conservators and welcome interested people to practical training. We also provide certification to conservators.

The state museums governed by the Ministry of Culture and the foundations using the Ministry of Culture’s museum collection can use Kanut’s services free of charge within the limitations of the budget allocated by the state. We expect the orders for the following year from the chief collections managers by October 1 of each year by e-mail to

The collections of Estonian museums are very rich and therefore, there is a lot of conservation and digitisation works to be done. We give priority to the items that are added to the permanent exhibitions or are part of exhibitions planned for the coming year.

The submitted orders are discussed with the representatives of museums and foundations and the work plan of the coming year is prepared by December 1.

If a museum’s order is not included in priority works or if a museum develops additional needs for Kanut’s conservation and digitisation services during the year, then one can always consider a fee-charging service. Ask for the price list


Looking forward to cooperate with You!
Conservation and Digitisation Centre Kanut