Tõnis Lukas is the Minister of Culture of the Republic of Estonia as of 29 April 2019. He is a member of the political party Isamaa.
Tõnis Lukas was born on 5 June 1962 in Tallinn. He is married and a father of two daughters and one son. Lukas became a member of the political party Isamaa in 1992 and is a member of the Academic Unit of the District of Tartu of the Estonian Defence League. He was awarded with the 4th class of the Order of the National Coat of Arms in 2006.
- In 2013–2018 and 1992–1995, he served as Director of the Estonian National Museum.
- In 2011–2012, he was a member of the XII Riigikogu.
- In 2007–2011, he was the Minister of Education and Research of the Republic of Estonia.
- In 2002–2007, he was a member of the IX and X Riigikogu.
- In 1999–2002, he was the Minister of Education of the Republic of Estonia.
- In 1996–1997, he was the mayor of Tartu.
- In 1995–1996, he was a member of the VIII Riigikogu and Chairman of the Cultural Affairs Committee.
Tõnis Lukas graduated from the University of Tartu in history in 1987 and defended his Master’s Thesis at the University of Tartu on the same specialty in 1998. He speaks Estonian, English, and French.
In undertaking to perform the duties of a member of the Government of the Republic, I am aware that I shall bear responsibility in this office before the Republic of Estonia and my conscience. I solemnly swear to remain faithful to the constitutional order of the Republic of Estonia and to devote my strength to securing the welfare and future of the people of Estonia.
29. Aprill 2019, Tallinn