MART KALM is an architecture historian – mainly studying the work of Estonian architects in the 20th century. His most important work is the voluminous edition titled 'Estonian 20th Century Architecture'. In the recent years, Kalm has been focusing his research on the architecture of collective farms in Soviet Estonia. Mart Kalm also has been active as an architecture critic, much interested in the landscape architecture and interior.
Kalm has been a long-time member of the Expert Council for Architectural Monuments of the National Heritage Board, as well as the Head of the National Heritage Council from 2006–2010. From 2010–2013, he was the Co-Chair of the Estonian delegation to the UNESCO World Heritage Committee.
Since 1992, Mart Kalm has been working at the Estonian Academy of Arts. In 2000, he became a professor at the Academy, and from 1994–2007 he built up the Institute of Art History. From 2007–2012 he was the Dean of the Faculty of Art and Culture. In January 2015, he was elected as the Rector of the Estonian Academy of Arts.
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