The Museum of Estonian Architecture was established on January 1st 1991. Its aims are collecting, preserving, study, interpreting and exhibiting Estonian architecture. As many of architectural museums in the world the Museum of Estonian Architecture is collecting the materials of 20th century architecture mainly. Museum is the member of ICAM (International Confederation of Architectural Museums).
The Director: Karin Hallas-Murula, Ph D. (starting from the foundation of the Museum in 1991). Karin Hallas-Murula is the member of ICAM Board.
There are individual members of ICOM (International Council of Museums) and DOCOMOMO (Documentation and Conservation of Buildings, Sites and Neighbourhoods of Modern Movement) among the employees of the Museum.
For five first years Museum resided in Old Tallinn, its collection were stored in the medieval tower of Loewenschede. On February 22nd 1996 Estonian Prime minister signed a document stated the delivery of the Rotermann’s Salt Storage to the Ministry of culture in order to establish a centre of arts and architecture.