Rene Haljasmae

Born 1973

e-mail: binder(at)hot.ee

1992–1996 Tallinn Art University, Department of Leather Art
1996–1999 MA degree, Estonian Academy of Arts , since 2004 obtaining doctorate degree (“Incunabula: The Proportion of Deterioration and Conservation in the 15th Century Printed Books”)
Since 1997 book restorer at the Estonian Academic Library, since 2001 head of the department of bookbinding;
since 2007 head of the department of restoration at the Academic Library of TLU
1996 founding member of Estonian Association of Designer Bookbinders, member of the board
2002 member of the Estonian Artists’ Association,
2004 member of the Estonian Authors’ Association
Since 1995 he has organized and participated at several exhibitions and restoration activities in Estonia and abroad

1997 – 1st prize for a book-object at the exhibition “Woman '97”, Tallinn
1998 – 1st prize for a book-object at the exhibition “Collected Connections”, National Library of Estonia
1999 – the Ciboure town medal at the 5th World Biennial of Art Bookbinding, Saint-Jean-de-Luz, France