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15/08/2013

Latvians invited to take part in creation of digital map of Baltic Way

Photo by: Anete Rūķe
Photo by: Anete Rūķe
Director of the Special Collections Department of the National Library of Latvia Ineta Kivle. Photo by: Anete Rūķe
Director of the Special Collections Department of the National Library of Latvia Ineta Kivle. Photo by: Anete Rūķe
Head of Communications for Europeana Jonathan Purday. Photo by: Anete Rūķe
Head of Communications for Europeana Jonathan Purday. Photo by: Anete Rūķe
Latvian ambassador of the Europeana 1989 project Sarmīte Ēlerte. Photo by: Anete Rūķe
Latvian ambassador of the Europeana 1989 project Sarmīte Ēlerte. Photo by: Anete Rūķe
Representatives of the Europeana 1989 project in Latvia hold up a map of the Baltic Way. From left to right: Frank Drauschke (Facts and Files), Jon Purday (Europeana), Sarmīte Ēlerte (Ambassador), Ineta Kivle (Latvian National Library), Ivars Prauliņš (organiser of Baltic Way Cēsis phase) and Artis Ērglis (Museum of The Popular Front of Latvia). Photo by: Anete Rūķe
Representatives of the Europeana 1989 project in Latvia hold up a map of the Baltic Way. From left to right: Frank Drauschke (Facts and Files), Jon Purday (Europeana), Sarmīte Ēlerte (Ambassador), Ineta Kivle (Latvian National Library), Ivars Prauliņš (organiser of Baltic Way Cēsis phase) and Artis Ērglis (Museum of The Popular Front of Latvia). Photo by: Anete Rūķe
Photo by: Anete Rūķe
Photo by: Anete Rūķe
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Baltic Way Commemoration Days will be held on the 23-24 August from 12:00 till 20:00 at the Esplanade at ‘Riga 2014'. The public are invited to bring their stories and memorabilia from the Baltic Way to be digitised and added to the Europeana 1989 online archive of the fall of the Iron Curtain.

11/06/2013

Europeana 1989 - we made history - European project launched

Europeana 1989 - we made history - European project launched
Europeana 1989 - we made history - European project launched
Europeana 1989 - we made history - European project launched
Europeana 1989 - we made history - European project launched
Latvia project ambassador Sarmīte Ēlerte
Latvia project ambassador Sarmīte Ēlerte
Europeana 1989 - we made history - European project launched
Europeana 1989 - we made history - European project launched
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Europeana has launched a new project titled 'Europeana 1989'. People across Europe are invited to share their experiences, stories and memorabilia from the time of the fall of the Iron Curtain in a digital archive.

23/05/2013

The Castle of Light is getting ready very soon

Photo by Beāte Knikste
Photo by Beāte Knikste
Photo by Beāte Knikste
Photo by Beāte Knikste
Photo by Beāte Knikste
Photo by Beāte Knikste
Photo by Beāte Knikste
Photo by Beāte Knikste
Photo by Beāte Knikste
Photo by Beāte Knikste
Photo by Beāte Knikste
Photo by Beāte Knikste
Photo by Beāte Knikste
Photo by Beāte Knikste
Photo by Beāte Knikste
Photo by Beāte Knikste
Photo by Beāte Knikste
Photo by Beāte Knikste
Photo by Beāte Knikste
Photo by Beāte Knikste
Photo by Beāte Knikste
Photo by Beāte Knikste
Photo by Beāte Knikste
Photo by Beāte Knikste
Photo by Beāte Knikste
Photo by Beāte Knikste
Photo by Beāte Knikste
Photo by Beāte Knikste
Photo by Beāte Knikste
Photo by Beāte Knikste
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On the 22nd of May at the press conference the Minister of Culture Žaneta Jaunzeme-Grende, the Director of the National Library of Latvia Andris Vilks, the Chairperson of the Board of "National Association of Construction Companies" Māris Saukāns and the Chairperson of the Board of "The National Library of Latvia Foundation" Undīne Būde introduced the new building of the National Library of Latvia to the media representatives.

21/03/2013

The extent of Newspaper Digitisation in European Libraries

As part of the Europeana Newspapers project, which aims to aggregate and refine of newspaper content as part of the freely accessible online service Europeana, The European Library undertook a survey to identify and analyse all newspaper collections digitized by national, research and public libraries in Europe by 2012.

08/03/2013

Marquise’s pencil: Women in Latvian printmaking (1970-1990)

The exhibition of original work, "Marquise’s pencil: Women in Latvian printmaking (1970-1990)", can be viewed in the Small Exhibition hall at the National Library of Latvia (NLL, 5th Floor, 14 K. Barona Street). The exhibition features Lolitas Zikmane’s, Jeļenas Antimonova’s, and Neles Zirnīte’s prints.

21/02/2013

From the castle of light to Stendhal’s handwriting: The ambassador of Italy' visits the national library

From left: Katalin Schoninger (Ambassadors wife), V.E. Giovanni Polizzi (Ambassador of Italy to Latvia), Andris Vilks (NLL Director), Andrea Laudanna (Technical Director of the “National Association of Builders”), Domenico Argiro. Photo by: Viktorija Moskina
From left: Katalin Schoninger (Ambassadors wife), V.E. Giovanni Polizzi (Ambassador of Italy to Latvia), Andris Vilks (NLL Director), Andrea Laudanna (Technical Director of the “National Association of Builders”), Domenico Argiro. Photo by: Viktorija Moskina
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This week the Ambassador of Italy to Latvia H.E. Giovanni Polizzi visited the National Library of Latvia building site together with his partner and several Embassy representatives. The National Library of Latvia (NLL) Director Andris Vilks and his colleagues, among them Andrea Laudanna, the Italian born technical Director of "Nacionālā Būvkompāniju apvienība" (the "National Association of Builders") escorted The Ambassador through the new Library building – the Castle of Light.

07/02/2013

Architect Gunnar Birkerts has been nominated for the American Institute of Architects Gold Medal 2013

The new National Library of Latvia building. Photo: Janis Dripe
The new National Library of Latvia building. Photo: Janis Dripe
Gunnar Birkerts. Photo: Janis Dripe
Gunnar Birkerts. Photo: Janis Dripe
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News has reached Latvia that architect Gunnar Birkerts has been nominated for the American Institute of Architects Gold Medal 2013 and stands as on of the final candidates for this prestigious award. It signifies the international recognition and high acclamation for his years of creative work, among them the National Library of Latvia building.

16/01/2013

Einstein and Early X-Rays Feature In New Virtual Exhibition

Tvaika kuļmašīnas lokomobile, [192-], www.zudusilatvija.lv, Latvia
Tvaika kuļmašīnas lokomobile, [192-], www.zudusilatvija.lv, Latvia
Various types of steam-driven vehicles and flying machines, 1829, Wellcome Library
Various types of steam-driven vehicles and flying machines, 1829, Wellcome Library
Double cylinder press, c. 1890, Koninklijke Bibliotheek, Netherlands
Double cylinder press, c. 1890, Koninklijke Bibliotheek, Netherlands
Marie and Pierre Curie (centre) in their laboratory, Paris, 1900, Wellcome Library
Marie and Pierre Curie (centre) in their laboratory, Paris, 1900, Wellcome Library
Hispano Olivetti a gift that retains its value, 1930, National Library of Spain
Hispano Olivetti a gift that retains its value, 1930, National Library of Spain
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Handwritten correspondence with Albert Einstein and videos of 1930s operating theatres: these and hundreds of other notable scientific personalities and achievements from the 19th and 20th centuries are now on display in Science and Machines, a new featured collection from The European Library.

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