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Our museum team is small in number, but great in spirit and will. We value cooperation and believe that touching stories about recent history will help us create a better tomorrow. Do not hesitate to contact us if you want to get involved.

Team

  • Aimar Anderson

    Administrative Specialist
    E-mail: aimar@vabamu.ee
    Aimar is occupied with the organisation of the museum’s support systems and services and figuring out day-to-day matters related to management.

    Aimar's passions are hiking and photography. Additionally, he finds time to grow different plants in pots and tries his hand at making home-made wine. Next to a glass of his wine fits well homemade culinary dish, which he likes to prepare as well.
  • Aive Peil

    Programme Manager
    E-mail: aive@vabamu.ee
    Aive is the headmistress of the museum. She is responsible for everything related to education: museum lessons, teaching materials, guided tours, educational experiences, etc.

    In addition to appreciating art and being a fitness enthusiast, she’s also an avid reader and loves to frequent the cinema.
  • Karen Jagodin

    CEO
    E-mail: karen@vabamu.ee

    "I am honored to have the opportunity to lead Vabamu. Our  mission to understand and acknowledge our recent history and thereby our freedom is more important than ever. The personal fate of the museum’s founder, Olga Kistler-Ritso, who fled Estonia as a refugee herself, speaks to everyone in the country through obvious parallels. I believe it is important that more young people get involved in Vabamu’s activities, because it’s vital that they realise just how fragile a thing freedom really is and that it can’t be taken for granted.”


    Karen’s biggest source of energy is her children; she could write strategy documents based on their stories and adventures. She also loves to take her kayak out to sea or her backpack to the edge of the world. When she needs to clear her head from the everyday buzz, yoga and books are there to help her.
  • Liina Koitla

    Senior Visitor Experience Guide and Event Coordinator
    E-mail: liina@vabamu.ee
    Liina is involved in everything that makes the visitor experience at Vabamu pleasant: she introduces the museum, talks about history and, on top of everything, is a skilled barista. Liina has a motto – “An exciting and a little nutty idea for every visitor!”

    In summer, Liina spends her free time either at culture festivals or playing tennis at her neighbourhood park. In winter, she is either at the cinema, theatre or her friends’ place playing board games.
  • Lisanna Kinkar

    Office Manager (on maternity leave)
    E-mail: lisanna@vabamu.ee

    Lisanna keeps an eye on the work environment, tools, and documents. She helps with internal communications, and organises team events and meetings. She also manages the museum’s website and answers museum-related inquiries.


    Lisanna’s top two: a cup of good coffee and an unexpectedly sincere, but slightly ironic joke. After the work week, she likes to recharge in the woods, sometimes picking mushrooms, sometimes berries, and most of all, she likes to cook with freshly picked ingredients. Lisanna will never say no to a good dance, a fine piece of music, or a profound piece of cinema.
  • Maarja Tinn

    Curator and Project Manager of ‘Vabamu on Wheels’ (on maternity leave)
    E-mail: maarja@vabamu.ee

    Maarja curates our ‘Vabamu on Wheels’ programme, taking our exhibitions all over Estonia. She is a dedicated education innovator who draws you in and knows how to talk about the twist and turns of recent history in an engaging way.

     

    Maarja is a born storyteller. She is fond of good humor and keeps an eye on what is going on in society.
  • Marko Poolamets

    Board Member
    E-mail: marko@vabamu.ee
    Marko provides advice and support to the museum. He checks that all papers are correct and that the action plan is completed.

    He is into photography and nature tourism. Marko is a true expert of Estonian landscapes, hills, and other intriguing places.
  • Piret Karro

    Curator and Exhibitions Manager
    E-mail: piret@vabamu.ee

    Piret does everything within her power to ensure that the exhibitions we put on are meaningful, that the events we host speak to people and that projects are launched with key target groups. She gets people and organisations involved in her work, both in-house and from outside the museum.

     

    In her free time Piret enjoys going to the theatre and cinema, practising yoga and running. That said, she much prefers lounging on her sofa with a good book in hand!
  • Raimo Tõnissoo

    Visitor Experience Guide
    E-mail: raimo@vabamu.ee
    Raimo's tasks involve ticket sales, introducing exhibitions, servicing the visitors at the café and providing an overall pleasant experience to our visitors – this is what brings a smile to his face.

    Raimo wants to spice things up - literally. He is a keen gardener as he breeds and grows his own hot peppers. Life without spice is not worth living! Additionally, he keeps himself updated about different books on recent history.
  • Rain Seppel

    Visitor Experience Guide
    E-mail: rain@vabamu.ee
    Rain ensures that visits to the KGB Prison Cells are interesting and thought-provoking. He is responsible for ensuring the well-being of each visitor.

    Rain watches the weather – if the weather is blissful, he jumps to the saddle and takes off to wherever his heart desires on his bicycle. When he has more free time, he likes to think and read about history and society and their interconnectedness.

  • Sander Altrov

    Visitor Experience Guide
    E-mail: sander.altrov@vabamu.ee

    Sander has always a smile on his face, while selling museum tickets, introducing our permanent exhibition and working in the café. His mission is to make sure that the every museum visit is pleasant and well attended.

    Sander really enjoys travelling and to discover other cultures and landscapes. In Estonia he likes to work, go to trips with his friends and train. Sander is interested in history, psychology and music.

  • Ulla Juske

    Visitor Experience Guide-Program Specialist (on maternity leave)
    E-mail: ulla@vabamu.ee

    While working in the museum till and in our café, she has taken to heart to create an uplifting atmosphere among the visitors and her colleagues. She also does the museum lessons and guided tours.

    Ulla is a video and installation artist. She also loves reading, going to cinema and running in the forest.

  • Ingrid Piirsalu

    Marketing and Communication Manager
    E-mail: ingrid@vabamu.ee

    Ingrid deals with our marketing and communication, making sure the museum stands out and is remembered by people everywhere.

     

    Ingrid loves everything to do with nature and the sea, whether it be hiking, swimming or picking berries and mushrooms. She certainly knows her flora – she will tell you that elderflowers make for a delicious tea and that lightly roasted spring morels are a great addition to any pasta dish.
  • Ede Schank Tamkivi

    ‘Nova’ Product Manager 
    E-mail: ede@vabamu.ee

    For the last five years, Ede has been involved in a variety of education projects and is now leading the new youth movement at Vabamu. The first project she launched was one designed to replace words borrowed from other languages with beautiful Estonian equivalents to describe things in the digital world.

     

    Since Ede is a journalist and anthropologist, she loves reading, writing and telling stories. She works off stress by pottering in the garden and knitting.
  • Agnes Kaasik

    Visitor Experience Guide-Program Specialist
    E-mail: agnes@vabamu.ee
    While working in the museum till and in our café, she has taken to heart to create an uplifting atmosphere among the visitors and her colleagues. She also does the museum lessons and guided tours.
  • Kadri Paju

    Stanford-Estonia Exchange Coordinator
    E-mail: kadri.paju@vabamu.ee

    Kadri strengthens Vabamu’s collaboration with Stanford University and supports the students and academics who are visiting from Stanford. She is also establishing the Stanford-Estonia Exchange Program and creating new partnerships in Estonia and the Baltics.

    Kadri loves the gorgeous Estonian countryside, hiking and photography. Often these three passions go very well together!


  • Elina Koitla

    Visitor Experience Guide
    E-mail: elina@vabamu.ee
  • Liisi Rannast-Kask

    Collection Manager
    E-mail: liisi@vabamu.ee