Programme for owners of rural buildings in Estonia
In 2008 the Estonian Open Air Museum broadened its traditional activities as a museum: it started training owners of rural heritage buildings throughout Estonia. Most Estonian farm architecture is not listed as a monument. Their preservation is the responsibility of the owners. To provide people in rural areas with advice and examples to follow, the museum organized different training courses and similar activities.
In the courses participants can learn by doing, and learn from case studies. Their work contributes to the preservation and future maintenance of the architecture of the different regions. In the years since its foundation, the Museum has organised more than 80 practical training courses for over 1700 participants.