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23/03/2017

The xylography exhibition "Engraving Wood"

Christoffel Jegher (Netherlands). "Temptation of Christ in the Desert" (by Peter Paul Rubens original). 1633. Xylography. NLL Printing Collection
Christoffel Jegher (Netherlands). "Temptation of Christ in the Desert" (by Peter Paul Rubens original). 1633. Xylography. NLL Printing Collection
John DePol (USA). Factory district. Belfast. 1953. Xylography. NLL Printing Collection
John DePol (USA). Factory district. Belfast. 1953. Xylography. NLL Printing Collection
John Ross (USA). Brittany harbour. 1963. Coloured xylography. NLL Printing Collection
John Ross (USA). Brittany harbour. 1963. Coloured xylography. NLL Printing Collection
Pēteris Upītis. "Thistle". 1942. Xylography. NLL Printing Collection
Pēteris Upītis. "Thistle". 1942. Xylography. NLL Printing Collection
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On 3 April at 17.00 the National Library of Latvia (NLL) (atrium, level 4) will open the exhibition "Rakstot kokā" ("Engraving Wood"). It introduces viewers to an ancient printing method – xylography, and shows woodcuts and wood engravings from representatives of the national schools of Latvia, Germany, the Netherlands, France, the Czech Republic and the USA, and their diverse artistic searches and styles. The most striking works from the NLL Konrāds Ubāns Art Reading Room Printing Collection will be on show at the exhibition. Free admission.

17/03/2017

Invitation to the International Conference "Challanges for High Quality of Adult Education"

Photo by Indriķis Stūrmanis
Photo by Indriķis Stūrmanis
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The Ministry of Education and Science of Latvia and the National Library of Latvia (NLL) invites to participate the International Connference "Challanges for High Quality of Adult Education". The Conference will take place on 30 May, 2017 in NLL's Ziedonis Hall (Mūkusalas iela 3, Riga). The conference will bring together experts, practitioners, policy makers and researchers in the field of adult education. The conference is intended as a forum to share experience and knowledge across Europe.

16/03/2017

Myths and Their Transformation in China from Ancient Times to Modern Media Culture

Photo: Tristram Kenton (The Guardian)
Photo: Tristram Kenton (The Guardian)
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On 23 March at 18.00, the lecture of Prof. Dr. Frank Kraushaar "Myths and Their Transformation in China from Ancient Times to Modern Media Culture" will be held at the National Library of Latvia, Baltic Research Centre for East Asian Studies Library (AsiaRes) Reading Room (level M). Free entrance.

02/03/2017

RE–CREATION: RISEBA University Architecture programme BA thesis project exhibition at NLL

RE–CREATION: RISEBA University Architecture programme BA thesis project exhibition at NLL
RE–CREATION: RISEBA University Architecture programme BA thesis project exhibition at NLL
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On Monday, March 6, 16.00 the opening of the RISEBA University Faculty of Architecture and design (FAD) BA architecture graduate project exhibition "Re-creation" will be held at the National Library of Latvia (NLL) Exhibition Hall I (level 1). Together with the opening the projects catalogue "THE FAD BA Thesis Book. 2017" and the school's yearbook "THE FAD BOOK. The First Five Years of FAD. 2011 – 2016" will be presented.

20/02/2017

Lecture on Chinese classical poetry – winter theme

Picture: Wang Wei "Painting on Contemplating Snow on the River Bank" (王维《江干雪意图》)
Picture: Wang Wei "Painting on Contemplating Snow on the River Bank" (王维《江干雪意图》)
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On Wednesday, 22 Feburay, at 18.00 at the National Library of Latvia (Baltic Research Centre for East Asian Studies Library (AsiaRes) Reading Room, level M) the second part of the lecture series "Airu vēdas" (Rudder Strokes), which focuses on the transition from ending to beginning, will happen. Free entrance.

13/02/2017

Lecture "Transmitting Taste across Generations and Borders"

Photo: Greg de St. Maurice private stock
Photo: Greg de St. Maurice private stock
Photo: Greg de St. Maurice private stock
Photo: Greg de St. Maurice private stock
Photo: Greg de St. Maurice private stock
Photo: Greg de St. Maurice private stock
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On 21 February at 18.00, an anthropological lecture "Transmitting Taste Across Generations and Borders: Kyoto Chefs and the Japanese Culinary Academy" will be held at the National Library of Latvia, Baltic Research Centre for East Asian Studies Library (AsiaRes) Reading Room (level M). Free entrance. Language: English.

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