The Art Museum of Estonia (Estonian: Eesti Kunstimuuseum) was established in 1919. Originally based in Kadriorg Palace, the museum has expanded across several sites and today exhibits both international and local art works. At the end of the 1970s, in the 1980s the first branches of the Art Museum of Estonia were founded. Starting in 1995, all of the branches offer different educational programmes for children and young people. In 1996 the exhibition hall on the first floor of Rotermann Salt Storage was opened; this branch was closed in May 2005.
Art Museum of Estonia consists of the following branches:
Niguliste Museum (housed in former St. Nicholas' Church) – displays a collection of historical ecclesiastical art spanning nearly seven centuries, including medieval and post-Reformation art in Estonia.
Adamson-Eric Museum – displays the work of Adamson-Eric, one of the most outstanding painters in Estonia. The collection comprises his paintings, ceramics, leatherwork, jewellery, textiles and furniture.