Tartu. Estonian ABC-books

07.11.2005

From 7 November to the beginning of January an exhibition about Estonian ABC-books is open in the Tartu University Library.
The exhibition showing the more than 400 years of Estonian ABC-books was organised by the Estonian Institute and compiled by Krista Kumbeg, Helle Remmelt and Tiina Ritson. ‘Estonian ABC-books’ was designed by Lennart Mänd. The exhibition does not present pictures about the first ABC-books, because they have not survived. The bulk of the material thus begins with the 19th century. Also depicted is the children’s TV series ‘Teddy and the ABC-book’ (‘Mõmmi ja Aabits’) — the favourite of almost all generations of Estonian children, brought up in the TV era. After the Tartu University Library the exhibition will go abroad.

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