Sep 15, 2010

Estonia FDC on "Tallinn - European Capital of Culture 2011"

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Tallinn - European Capital of Culture 2011

Date of Issue : 9 September 2010

The programme of European Capitals of Culture (until 1998 European Cities of Culture) was conceived in 1983 by then Greek Minister of Culture Melina Mercouri, because she felt that cities paid less attention to culture than to politics and economics, and Athens became the first European City of Culture in 1985.

The European Capitals of Culture 2011 are Tallinn, Estonia, and Turku, Finland.

In the competition organized by the Tallinn 2011 Foundation for the best design for a stamp to mark Tallinn’s year as a European Capital of Culture 2011 the main prize, Lost in Tallinn, went to Heino Prunsvelt and his design appears on the stamp issued on 9 September 2010.

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