Studies on Art and Architecture (Kunstiteaduslikke Uurimusi), the journal of the Estonian Society of Art Historians and Curators, publishes research articles on art history, theory and visual culture, special issues, and reviews of books and events.

Studies on Art and Architecture was first published in 1976. Until 2002 it was issued irregularly as a collection of articles. In 2003 the format was reorganised into a peer-reviewed quarterly journal (often published in double issues).

The journal is dedicated to current research in art and architecture history and theory, visual culture, design and related fields, inviting contributions by open calls as well as publishing thematic special editions. The journal is focused primarily but not exclusively on research pertaining to issues related to Central and Eastern European countries and the Nordic region. Previously, special issues have also considered the problem of realism, the social determination of the living environment, construction of heritage, the relationships between art and ideology, issues of the object and its milieu, and many more. The Discussion section includes self-reflective writings on methodologies, and various problems and developments in art history and theory. The Theory section includes translations of classic and contemporary theoretical reflection.

The articles are published in Estonian, English or German; all articles in Estonian are accompanied by summaries in English or German of approximately a quarter of the length of the article.

Studies on Art and Architecture is indexed in:

  • Arts & Humanities Citation Index and Current Contents/Arts and Humanities
  • C.E.E.O.L. (the Central and Eastern European Online Library)
  • EBSCO (Art & Architecture Complete; Art & Architecture Index)
  • Ulrich’s Periodicals Directory
  • ARTbibliographies Modern
  • ProQuest Arts & Humanities Full Text
  • Scopus

The journal is supported by:

  • Cultural Endowment of Estonia
  • Estonian Academy of Arts
  • Estonian Artists’ Association