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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.

21/12/2016

John F. Kennedy reading room photo exhibition "Taking A Break From Training To Lend A Helping Hand"

Photo by Augusts Zilberts
Photo by Augusts Zilberts
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For many years now, the U.S. Military together with the Latvian Ministries of Health and the Interior have renovated and refurbished emergency response stations, fire stations, kindergartens and other vital infrastructure throughout Latvia, being a great benefit to all who live in Latvia. Via these projects, which started in 2007, over 7 million US dollars have been invested. There are more in the pipeline and a photo exhibition of these works will be on the display here, at the National Library of Latvia, John F. Kennedy Reading Room (level 3), till February 2017. Free entrance.

20/07/2016

National Library of Latvia will unveil its permanent exhibition "Book in Latvia"

National Library of Latvia will unveil its permanent exhibition "Book in Latvia"
National Library of Latvia will unveil its permanent exhibition "Book in Latvia"
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On its 97th anniversary on 29 August 2016, the National Library of Latvia will unveil its permanent exhibition "Book in Latvia", a story of the history of Latvian book trade in a global context, inspired by the new image of the library.

20/07/2016

Exhibition "16th-18th Century Prints from the Netherlands. A Selection from the Collection of Peter Böttger"

Graphic by Peter Paul Rubens. Vanitas. 1620-1630
Graphic by Peter Paul Rubens. Vanitas. 1620-1630
Photo: Toms Taukulis
Photo: Toms Taukulis
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Until 4 September, the Level-one exhibition hall hosts an exhibition, 16th-18th Century Dutch Prints from the Peter Böttger Collection. Visitors will see part of Munich collector Peter Böttger's (1936) sizeable gift to the NLL. The collection, which he and his wife have taken more than 50 years to build, comprises around 10 000 items, representing German, Netherlands (also 17th century Flemish and Dutch), Italian, French and British artists, created from the 15th to the 20th centuries.

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