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03/07/2014

Exhibition "Visionary Structures. From Ioganson to Johansons"

Author: Gints Gabrāns
Author: Gints Gabrāns
Author: Artūrs Riņķis
Author: Artūrs Riņķis
Author: Gustavs Klucis
Author: Gustavs Klucis
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The exhibition "Visionary Structures. From Ioganson to Johansons" will be on show in the new building of the National Library of Latvia at Mūkusalas iela 3 from the 3rd of July to the 6th of August. The exhibition, organised by the Latvian Centre for Contemporary Art as part of the "Riga 2014" Programme, offers insight into Latvia's avant-garde art of the 20th and 21st centuries, exploring the most experimental and visionary phenomena in each given period, and their historic transformations.

10/06/2014

Opening events of the NLL new building's floors and reading rooms

Opening events of the NLL new building's floors and reading rooms
Opening events of the NLL new building's floors and reading rooms
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From 12 until 15 June the National Library of Latvia will hold special opening events or cascades of its new building's (The Castle of Light, 3 Mūkusalas St.) floors and reading rooms. During these events visitors will be able to get acquainted with the new building. Furthermore, excursions and different creative activities, highlighting the floors and their content, will happen.

24/04/2014

Europeana Sounds: a gateway to Europe's sound and music heritage

The Europeana Sounds project was launched on 1 February 2014. This three-year project, co-funded by the European Commission, will give online access to a critical mass of audiovisual digital-objects by January 2017. Over 540,000 high quality sound recordings will be available via Europeana, from classical and folk music, to environmental sounds from the natural world as well as oral memories.

08/04/2014

The winners of first Riga Picture Book Quadrennial "Picture Story" have been announced

The winners of first Riga Picture Book Quadrennial "Picture Story" have been announced
The winners of first Riga Picture Book Quadrennial "Picture Story" have been announced
The quadrennial was organized by the National Library of Latvia in cooperation with foundation "Riga 2014" and the Ministry of Culture of Republic of Latvia
The quadrennial was organized by the National Library of Latvia in cooperation with foundation "Riga 2014" and the Ministry of Culture of Republic of Latvia
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The first Riga Picture Book Quadrennial "Picture Story" that was organized by the National Library of Latvia took place on April 2nd this year along with an international conference "The World in a Picture Book". 45 artists from Denmark, Estonia, Russia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland participated in the quadrennial and competed for the opportunity to publish their original, so far unpublished book idea in the Baltic Sea Region countries. The highest institution of Picture book Quadrennial is an international committee that is composed of The International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY) national section and professional organization representatives.

07/04/2014

The Conference "The World in a Picture Book" organized by the National Library of Latvia has successfully finished

The Conference "The World in a Picture Book" organized by the National Library of Latvia has successfully finished
The Conference "The World in a Picture Book" organized by the National Library of Latvia has successfully finished
Silvija Tretjakova
Silvija Tretjakova
Andris Vilks
Andris Vilks
Diāna Čivle
Diāna Čivle
Ilze Stikāne
Ilze Stikāne
Kitty Crowther
Kitty Crowther
Jutta Bauer
Jutta Bauer
Austra Avotiņa
Austra Avotiņa
Mladen Jandrlic
Mladen Jandrlic
Bettina Twirsnick
Bettina Twirsnick
The conference was organized by the National Library of Latvia in cooperation with foundation “Riga 2014” and the Ministry of Culture of Republic of Latvia
The conference was organized by the National Library of Latvia in cooperation with foundation “Riga 2014” and the Ministry of Culture of Republic of Latvia
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The international conference "The World in a Picture Book" organized by the National Library of Latvia took place on April 2nd this year as part of the European Capital of Culture program. 160 children literature authors, artists, and visual culture experts from the Baltic Sea Region countries participate in the conference and the main discussion was about picture books as an important art and communication objects that attracts the attention of many specialists from diverse fields and encourages deeper studies.

25/03/2014

The Director of the National Library of Latvia Mr. Andris Vilks will meet the royal couple of Sweden

Swedish King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia. Photo by Embassy of Sweden in Latvia
Swedish King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia. Photo by Embassy of Sweden in Latvia
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Tomorrow, 26 March at 3:25 PM, during the official visit in Latvia, Swedish King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia will be visiting the Hall of Latvian Evangelical Lutheran Church Central Board (4 Mazā Pils Street). During the visit the royal couple will meet the Director of the National Library of Latvia (NLL) Mr. Andris Vilks. Furthermore, they will also attend the exhibition of several old exemplars from the collection of library's Section of Rare Books and Manuscripts, related to Latvian and Swedish cultural heritage.

21/03/2014

Attention! From 27 March the Collection in Jēkaba Street 6/8 will not be available

On Thursday, 27 March the National Library of Latvia (NLL) will begin a gradual process of moving the collection to the new building – the Castle of Light – in Mūkusalas Street 3. Due to this, from the next week the library's collections (cartographic materials, rare books and manuscripts, and periodicals) and reading rooms, located in Jēkaba Street 6/8, will not be available for readers. The NLL's sections in K. Barona Street 14, K. Barona Street 3, Tērbatas Street 75 and Anglikāņu Street 5 will continue to work as usual.

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