Completed in the workshop of Bernt Notke at the end of the 15th century, “Dance of Death” is the best known and most valuable work of art in Estonia. The new exposition solution for the large painting (with its total length about 7.5 metres) included several important and complex tasks. One of them was to make the display of the late-medieval work easily observable for the visitors, while the main priority was the safe storage of the painting in keeping with the necessary conditions. The new design is very considerate of the historic room displaying the painting on a timeless exposition wall in a comprehensive interplay with the space. For the first time in Estonia, also the customised large-scale display glass was used ensuring the best possible exposition for the audience.
Merike Kurisoo / Curator of Niguliste Museum