Experts representing cultural heritage institutions across the Baltic Sea Region published the report "Digital approaches in cultural heritage: towards a pan-Baltic cooperation network" (PDF). The report provides essential background information for outreach towards the main stakeholders, as well as gives a set of recommendations for enabling cross-border collaboration. The report was developed by the National Library of Latvia in partnership with the National Library of Sweden, the National Library of Estonia, Rostock University Library and Martynas Mazvydas National Library of Lithuania and with the support of the Council of the Baltic Sea States.
The Sapere aude! Dare to know! Garlieb Merkel 250 exhibition will be on display in the Level 5 exhibition hall at the National Library of Latvia Until 21 June 2020. It was created in cooperation with the Academic Library of the University of Latvia and brings up to date Merkel's diverse achievements in Latvia's cultural space. Entrance is free.
On September and October, 2019, delegations of the Communications Department and Services Department of the National Library of Latvia (NLL) took place in the Nordic-Baltic Mobility Programme for Public Administration 2019 in Helsinki (Finland) and Copenhagen (Denmark). The goals of both experience exchange trips were following – gaining and sharing new knowledge about: communications and marketing strategies; collection promoting, different target groups and audiences; best practices on customer service. Also, discussions about corporate and culture events planning and organizing (incl. exhibitions and other design works) were on the list. National Library of Finland, Helsinki Central Library Oodi, Art Museum Amos Rex, Royal Library of Denmark, Arken Art Museum, Royal Opera of Denmark, Public Library of Tingbjerg were attended.
For the next three years, the National Library of Latvia will be implementing a European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and nationally co-funded project in the field of Latvia's digital cultural heritage, together with project partners – the National Archives of Latvia, the State Inspection for Heritage Protection of Latvia, and the Cultural Information System Centre.
On Tuesday, October 29, at 18:00 social anthropologist Julia Vorhölter will give a public talk titled "Crazy Times: New [Dis]Orders and the Emergence of Psychotherapy in Uganda". The event will take place in the Baltic Research Centre for East Asian Studies (ASIARES) Reading Room (Level M), National Library of Latvia. Language: English. Free admission.
From 16 October until 20 November 2019, the National Library of Latvia Level 1 atrium will feature the exhibition "In Defence of Freedom. British Military and Diplomatic Support to Latvia 1918–1920". Compiled by historians and institutions in both Latvia and the United Kingdom, the exhibition offers new insights, including previously publicly unpublished photographic materials, regarding the diplomatic and military history of Latvia's War of Independence, as well as the daily routines of the British and Latvian soldiers involved. Free admission.
The annual conference, Digital Humanities in the Nordic Countries, invites submissions of proposals for its 5th conference to be held in Riga, Latvia (venue – the National Library of Latvia), 17–20 March 2020. The DHN conferences aim is to provide an overview of research, education and communication about the interdisciplinary field of digital humanities from the Nordic to the Baltic region, and beyond.
On 14 September at 10.00 at the National Library of Latvia (Ziedonis Hall, Level 1) a public lecture "Flirting With the Different. Modern Man as Eternal Seeker" by Mārcis Auziņš will be held. Language: Latvian with simultaneous translation into English. Free entrance.
Until 8 September 2019, the National Library of Latvia (NLL) Level 1 orangery will feature the exhibition-installation Water Reflections by Swedish artist Tina Eskilsson. Water Reflections is a site specific installation tailor-made for the Baltic Sea Festival and the National Library building in Riga. Free admission.
From 30 August 2019 until 1 March 2020, the National Library of Latvia (NLL) Level 1 atrium will feature the NLL's centenary exhibition Invisible Libraries. It will be dedicated to 14 of the NLL's historical collections, which comprise the foundation of the Library's collection.