UT VCA Lecturer in Cultural History Tiiu Männiste has been connected with Culture Academy for nearly 30 years (since 1988). Educated as a historian (UT 1986) and art historian (magister artium 2000, Tallinn Pedagogical University, TLU), PhD student in Media and Communication at the University of Tartu Institute of Social Studies.
Tiiu Männiste has held lectures in the Culture Academy on the Baltic countries, art history and Estonian cultural history. From 2011 to 2015 she was a visiting lecturer at UT Institute of Social Studies (Cultural History).
Tiiu Männiste has held the following leading positions:
2004–2013 UT Viljandi Culture Academy, Head of Continuing Education Department;
2000–2004 Viljandi Joint Vocational School, Director of Studies;
1994–2000 Viljandi Culture College, Head of Chair of Humanities.
Tiiu Männiste has written about 140 popular-science articles on art and cultural history, and in connection with her PhD studies, some research papers on adult education.