Mareli Reinhold was awarded the Konrad Mägi Foundation Scholarship
The Konrad Mägi Foundation has commenced supporting researchers of older Estonian art. To this end, a scholarship has been established to support master’s or doctoral candidates who wish to scholastically study Estonian art history from the first half of the 20th century. The Estonian Academy of Arts master’s candidate Mareli Reinhold has been awarded the first scholarship. Reinhold’s research focuses on the activity of female Estonian artists between the two world wars.
The term of the scholarship is for the entire duration of her master’s studies and its amount is 600 euros per month. Everyone who wishes to study Estonian art history from the first half of the 20th century is welcome to approach the Foundation to apply for the scholarship. Scholarly studies of Konrad Mägi’s life and oeuvre are especially welcome.
The Estonian Academy of Arts greatly appreciates the Konrad Mägi Foundation’s initiative, which is an excellent example of cooperation between the public and private sectors in the field of the humanities. The emphasis in Estonia has hitherto been more on research grants in the fields of technology, information technology and economics. The Konrad Mägi Foundation’s initiative, however, convincingly demonstrates that a mature, multifaceted society functions successfully when culture and its interpretation are similarly valued and appreciated.
The Estonian Academy of Arts Institute of Art History and Visual Culture is especially proud of the fact that it is a master’s candidate in art history who has earned the Foundation’s first scholarship.
According to Chairman of the Board of the Konrad Mägi Foundation Enn Kunila, it is important to support researchers of older Estonian art. ‘Regrettably, there are less and less scholars who would be interested in the art of the first half of the 20th century in their research or as curators,’ says Kunila. ‘It is important to revive interest in this extraordinarily meaningful period of Estonian art history.’