The museum opens on October 27 in an Old Town townhouse at Pikk 29a. This particular exhibition will run through January.

The museum says "When Rivers Meet" is the first joint exhibition between the Estonian Artists Union, the St. Petersburg Artists Union and the Union of Russian Artists in Estonia.

"We have tried to select works from living legends of Estonian art as well as contemporary Russian masters who are keeping alive the art traditions of the Russian academic school of painting," said exhibition curator Aleksei Šatunov on ETV.

Museum director Larissa Ušnitškova said: "This is the mutual interaction of Russian and Estonian culture and an original phenomenon born of the interweaving of their cultures, with hundreds of historic personages part of it."

Admission to the museum will be free of charge for the remainder of 2012.

Source: ERR