Eesti Pank is celebrating its centenary
The central bank started its centenary events last year, and they are continuing this year. Eesti Pank is aiming its rich anniversary programme at coin collectors, everyone interested in economics, and everybody living in Estonia.
At a formal reception for Eesti Pank’s centenary on 3 May, a book on the history of the central bank and a jubilee postage stamp will be presented, and a travelling exhibition on the history of the bank will go on show for the first time.
The exhibition on the design of the Eesti Pank buildings will travel to the Mustamäe Keskus in Tallinn on 6 May, and it will stay there until 16 June, after which it will travel to other destinations. An exhibition last year turned the spotlight on contemporary Estonian artists in the entrance of the European Central Bank in Frankfurt, but the travelling exhibition this year will be available for everyone to see. The exhibition on the art of money in the Mikkel museum was also open to everyone.
Eesti Pank has also organised a series of public exhibitions of the collections of coin collectors. The next exhibition in the series will open in June and will show jewellery money from the Estonian National Museum. Coin enthusiasts will soon be able to get two new coins. May will see the issue of the silver coin dedicated to the 200th anniversary of the birth of Johann Voldemar Jannsen and of the two-euro circulating coin for the 150th anniversary of the Song Celebration, which was designed in a competition in which thousands of Estonian children participated.
The central bank has invited several world-famous economists to speak in its series of anniversary lectures. Speakers last year were Andy Haldane, Chief Economist of the Bank of England, and Jeffrey Sachs, the internationally renowned economist, and speakers in May will be Otmar Issing, the former Chief Economist of the European Central Bank, and Philip R. Lane, the future Chief Economist.
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