The designer of the building is Pekka Vapaavuori, a Finnish architect, with construction taking place between 2003 and 2006.
The exhibitions are presented in chronological order starting from 18th century Estonian art (1st floor) to contemporary art (5th floor). They have permanent collections such as the Villu Jaanisoo' busts from 2006 and visiting Exhibitions including Andres Tolts' Landscape with Still Life inspired by the pop-art of the late 1960s. But mostly I enjoyed the architecture and people's interaction with it. I spent a full morning in the museum.
The Estonians are rightly proud of their Museum - here a quote from the brochure
Kumu’s role is to be both an educational and entertainment centre, a booster of art and artistic life, a place for reflection that carries a message of stability, a place that creates and provides experiences, and a creator and interpreter of meanings.