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10/07/2017

Exhibition: glamorous illustrations in books by Emilio Salgari

Cover illustration for Emilio Salgari book "The Tigers of Mompracem" (1900). Source: wikipedia.org
Cover illustration for Emilio Salgari book "The Tigers of Mompracem" (1900). Source: wikipedia.org
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From 11 July till 20 August you are warmly welcome to the illustrations exhibition of books by the famous Italian writer Emilio Salgari (1862–1911) "From the Shores of Po River till the Shores of Daugava" – at the Conference Centre (level -1) of the National Library of Latvia. Free entrance.

30/06/2017

Exhibition about artist and writer Carl Gotthard Grass

Watercolour "Dorotheens Lust" by Karl Gotthard Grass (1792). Source: Brotze, Johann Christoph. Sammlung verschiedner lieflaendischer Monumente, Prospecte, Wapen, Müntzen et. Academic Library of the University of Latvia collection, LUAB R
Watercolour "Dorotheens Lust" by Karl Gotthard Grass (1792). Source: Brotze, Johann Christoph. Sammlung verschiedner lieflaendischer Monumente, Prospecte, Wapen, Müntzen et. Academic Library of the University of Latvia collection, LUAB R
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The National Library of Latvia (NLL) is pleased to announce the opening of an exhibition "A Scenic Journey from Dzerbene to Sicily. Karl Gotthard Grass" at 16.00 on 11 July in the ground floor exhibition hall. The life and creative work of Baltic German artist and writer Carl Gotthard Grass (1767-1814) recall the unbridled enthusiasm of the Enlightenment's efforts – which also in reverberated in Vidzeme – to confirm Europe's cultural-historical unity and of Latvian culture's traditional place in that rich cultural space. The exhibition will be open until 24 September. Entrance is free.

30/06/2017

NLL is offering a new discovery service "Primo"

NLL is offering a new discovery service "Primo"
NLL is offering a new discovery service "Primo"
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From June 2017, the National Library of Latvia (NLL) is offering a new discovery service "Primo" that provides possiblity to search within library created Catalogues, online subscription databases and open access resources, simultaneously. The NLL is introducing "Primo" in partnership with the "Ex Libris-ProQuest" company and the Cultural Information System Centre.

10/05/2017

Information Day at the National Library of Latvia on May 20

Information Day at the National Library of Latvia on May 20
Information Day at the National Library of Latvia on May 20
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To show common, diverse and unifying traits of cultural traditions of various ethnic communities, as well as to inform the foreigners living in Latvia on the informative integration resources available, the Information Day will be held at the Conference Centre of the National Library of Latvia, at Mūkusalas Street 3, Riga on May 20 from 12.00 to 17.00!

10/05/2017

The festival "Riga Photomonth 2017" exhibition "Facts and Clarifications"

Peter Puklus. From series "The Epic Love Story of a Warrior"
Peter Puklus. From series "The Epic Love Story of a Warrior"
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The international festival "Riga Photomonth 2017" central exhibition "Facts and Clarifications", featuring artists Peter Puklus (Hungary), Lucia Nimcova (Slovakia), Pavel Maria Smejkal (Slovakia) and Roman Korovin (Latvia) will be unveiled on 10 May in the Exhibition Hall of the National Library of Latvia. In their work, the selected artists construct new critical views on values canonized by Western media, rake an ironic look at the mundane and seemingly unimportant, and create contemporary tales on the links between the past and the present. Free admission.

08/05/2017

The Chinese Culture Experiencing Workshop

Picture from book: L. C. Arlington "The Chinese Drama" (Beijing: China Pictorial Publishing House, 2015)
Picture from book: L. C. Arlington "The Chinese Drama" (Beijing: China Pictorial Publishing House, 2015)
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The Chinese Culture Experiencing Workshop will take place on 12 May from 15.00 till 17.00, in the National Library of Latvia Baltic Research Centre for East Asian studies Library (AsiaRes) Reading Room (Level M). Chinese teachers from Confucius Institute at University of Latvia will introduce the audience to Chinese traditional arts of papercutting, lantern making and Beijing opera mask painting. Free entrance. Language: English.

25/04/2017

The second international conference of Korean studies in Riga

The second international conference of Korean studies in Riga
The second international conference of Korean studies in Riga
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The second international conference of Korean studies in Riga will take place on 28 and 29 May, 2017, in the National Library of Latvia Baltic Research Centre for East Asian studies Library (AsiaRes) Reading Room (Level M). The conference this year will host a notable count of participants and specialists of Korean studies as well as supporters from South Korea and several European countries. Free entrance.

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