Kadi Polli is the director of the Kumu Art Museum (Art Museum of Estonia). She studied art history at the University of Tartu, at the University of Kiel and at the Estonian Academy of Arts. In 2002–2013 she was the director of the Kadriorg Art Museum (Art Museum of Estonia), in 2013–2016 a lecturer in the Department of Art History at the University of Tartu. Her main research field is Baltic visual culture and the art scene in the 18th and 19th centuries. She has curated international exhibitions of European and Baltic art, for example, The Swiss Muse. Angelica Kauffmann (2004), Dreaming about Mountains. Swiss Landscapes in Baltic Art (2008) and Between Dresden and St. Petersburg. Artist Twin Brothers von Kügelgen (2015). She has published scholarly articles and co-authored various catalogues and collections of articles. Kadi Polli is currently Chair of the Board of the Estonian Society of Art Historians and Curators.