NGO Evald Okas Museum was formed in the year 2000 as a personal initiative with the purpose to establish an art museum to preserve and introduce the oeuvre and art collection of Evald Okas, as well as the art works created by the members of his family. The second aim of the society is to organize workshops, exhibitions, and high-quality art courses.
The museum is located in Haapsalu in a 19-th century building, which is at present the property of the family. The restoration and renovation works are conducted step by step.
So far, the museum has been open and more busy in the summer season. But according to the vision of Evald Okas`s family, the museum should be open all year round, and be a busily working and internationally acknowledged art centre fulfilling different tasks, such as providing studios, exhibition halls, storage rooms, equipment and materials. At the moment, the family is working on promoting the museum and realizing their future vision.
Members of the NGO:
Evald Okas - founding member
Mari Roosvalt - founding member and a member of the board. Coordination of economic affairs, organization of exhibitions and courses
Kai Koppel - founding member and a member of the board. Organization of the Glass Symposium, coordination of the construction works in the museum
Riin Okas - founding member and a member of the board. Coordination of economic affairs
Karl Okas - active member
Jüri Okas - active member
Üla Koppel - founding member and an active member. Planning of the museum building and coordination of construction works in the museum
Uno Roosvalt - founding member
Annes Koppel - founding member
Mara Ljutjuk - active member. Organization of the exhibitions and the art days for the children and youth
Margit Raudsepp (Accora Consult) - active member, accountancy.
Maris Aarna - active member. A helping hand in NGO's organizing work.
MTÜ Evald Okase Muuseum
Mari Roosvalt +372 55 14 039
A/A 221022264616, Swedbank
Kai Koppel +372 50 89 105
Riin Okas +372 56 651 800