Museum Night Programme

OLD RIGA

Museum Night at the residence of the President of Latvia, the Castle of Riga
RIGA CASTLE, THE LATVIAN PRESIDENT'S RESIDENCE
Pils laukums 3
T. 67092106; www.president.lv

18.00–24.00    The forepart of the restored and renovated Riga Castle, where the residence of the President of Latvia is located, will be open for Museum Night.
The “Heraldry in Today’s Latvia” exhibition. The exhibition will also include top decorations, official in Latvia.
Entrance to the Riga Castle will be subject to a security check at the entrance. Please do not take large-sized bags, food items, animals and metal items.


Latvijas Banka
K. Valdemāra iela 2A
T. 67022297; www.naudasskola.lv

16.00–24.00    Bank of Latvia “Money World” knowledge centre opens for visitors.


Witches’ night
“Arsenāls” Exhibition Hall
Torņa iela 1
T. 67716108; www.lnmm.lv

19.00–24.00    Exhibition of works by painter Lidija Auza (1914—1989).
19.00–24.00    Witches’ night.
19.00–22.00    Orienteering with the Museum of Art Youth Group.


“Jānis Čakste – 160”
THE PARLIAMENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF LATVIA
Jēkaba iela 11
www.saeima.lv

19.00–24.00    The Saeima House offers visitors an exhibition Jānis Čakste – 160.
Visitors must present a personal identification document (passport or electronic identification card, ID card for foreigners).


Waiting for a hero...
LATVIAN WAR MUSEUM
Smilšu iela 20
T. 67223743; www.karamuzejs.lv

19.00–01.00    Heroic deeds of Latvian soldiers. Multimedia narrative in museum expositions.
19.00–01.00    Event “Protectors” dedicated to the centennial of the Latvian army.
(A story of people and things).
„War and Peace” series of pictures by German photographer Andreas Meiksner.


“Sketch” exhibition as part of the Riga Month of Photography
LATVIAN MUSEUM OF ARCHITECTURE
M. Pils iela 19
T. 67220779; www.archmuseum.lv

19.00–23.00    Project “The clarion calls! Riga metro and national Awakening”. A look at the “Sketch” exhibition as part of the Riga Month of Photography.


Against rust and yellowing: Heroic tales of restorers
Art Museum “Riga Bourse”
Doma laukums 6
T. 67357534; www.lnmm.lv

18.00–23.00    Exhibition dedicated to the 30th anniversary of the Latvian Restorer Society: “From the past into the future. Restorer’s workshop”.
19.00–22.00    Orienteering with the Museum of Art Youth Group.


Guarding Riga through the ages
Museum of the History of Riga and Navigation
Palasta iela 4
T. 67211358; 67356676; www.rigamuz.lv

19.00–01.00    Riga Cathedral cloister: where night meets light. “Listen to the old voice of Latvia”.
“Guarding Riga’s beauty and strength” programme in Column Hall.


Voice of freedom
THE 1991 BARRICADES MUSEUM
Krāmu iela 3
T. 67213525; www.barikades.lv

19.00–01.00    Permanent exposition open.
The “Voice of freedom 1991”.


For my country
THE MENTZENDORFF'S HOUSE
Grēcinieku iela 18
T. 67212951; www.mencendorfanams.com

18.00–01.00    “The Rihards un Velta Zande: Dissidents” exhibition.
Exhibition of paintings by Tatjana Anufrejeva.
18.00    Ainārs Komarovskis. Talk on “Latvian cultural heritage (in architecture) and state policy”.
19.00    “Latvia is at stake” (“Uz spēles Latvija”), a film by Pēteris Krilovs. 2014.
23.00    “For my country” concert (performed by the “Krastu balsis” band, lead singers Irēna Zaķīte, Jānis Kurševs; presented by Dāvis Beitlers).


A word to courage
Museum of Decorative Art and Design
Skārņu iela 10
T. 67222235; www.lnmm.lv

19.00–24.00    Exhibition “In the vast world of Magdalēna Abakanoviča. Fabric and sculpture”.
Interactive game “Choose one of three: democracy, freedom, independence”.
20.00–21.00    Latvian and Polish poetry readings “Civil consciousness and free thought”.
19:00–22:00    Orienteering with the Museum of Art Youth Group.


A story throughout the times
PHARMACY MUSEUM
R.Vāgnera iela 13
T. 67213008; www.mvm.lv

19.00–01.00    Do-it-yourself epic.
Alchemy as a basis for scientific discovery.


You haven’t seen this world yet
Literature and Music Museum
Mārstaļu iela 6
T. 67216425; www.rmm.lv

20.00–23.00    “You haven’t seen this world yet”: during the Museum Night, visitors will be welcome at Mārstaļu iela 6, which will become the location of the Museum of Music and Writing in 2022.
Visitors will be presented with an exhibition of wind instruments from the Museum’s collection.


Path of courage
LATVIAN MUSEUM OF PHOTOGRAPHY
Mārstaļu iela 8 (entrance from Alksnāja iela)
T. 67222713; www.fotomuzejs.lv

18.00 and 19.30    Artist Talk with photographer Marija Kapajeva.
19.00–24.00    “Story of the Baltic Way in photographs”.
How does a stereoscope or a camera obscura work?
Creative workshops.


Latvian athletes on the road to freedom in the Baltics
LATVIAN SPORTS MUSEUM
Alksnāja iela 9
T. 67225127; www.sportamuzejs.lv

19.00–01.00    Exhibition “Latvian Olympic Athletes Hall of Fame. GOLD. SILVER. BRONZE.”
Screening of the “Latvian athletes fighting for Latvia’s independence” documentary.


Baltic Way to our freedom
Museum of the Popular Front of Latvia
Vecpilsētas iela 13/15
T. 67224502; www.lnvm.lv

19.30–20.00    Half-hour talk with Dainis Īvāns and photographer Andrejs Grants about their trip to Augšdaugava.
19.00–22.00    “Colour the Baltic Way” creative workshop.
“A colour for every Jumis” creative workshop.
19.00–24.00    “Museum Islands” orienteering game.
20.00–24.00    Virtual exhibition marathon.


Big courage of small people
RIGA FILM MUSEUM
Peitavas iela 10 (entrance from Mazā Peitavas iela)
T. 67358873; www.kinomuzejs.lv

19.00–01.00    Orienteering in the museums of the Museum Island (Riga Film Museum, Museum of Photography, Sport Museum, Museum of the Popular Front of Latvia); an opportunity to look at the museum’s permanent exhibition “The world beyond the screen” (“Aizekrānija”).
19.15–20.00    “And” (“Un”), a film by L. Pakalniņa (“Pozīcija”, 1988, 43’).
20.15–20.30    Dainis Īvāns comments on the courage of the average person during the Awakening.
20.30–21.15    “Choice” (“Izvēle”), a film by L. Pakalniņa (1990, 38’).
21.30–22.30    Women’s stand-up show Bravery.


Art Days 2019. Sixty
LATVIAN ARTIST’S UNION MUSEUM
11. novembra krastmala 35
T. 26628302; www.lms.lv

19.00–23.00    Exhibition "ART DAYS 2019. SIXTY". Exhibitions of paintings, sculpture, textile and leather art at the Museum of the Artists’ Union of Latvia.


CENTRE

Museum Night at the University of Latvia
MUSEUM OF THE UNIVERSITY OF LATVIA
Raiņa bulvāris 19
T. 67034566; www.lu.lv

19.00–23.00    “Climb high” up the tallest fir, looking for gold and listening to the clarion.


PAULS STRADINS MUSEUM FOR HISTORY OF MEDICINE
Antonijas iela 1
T. 67222656; www.mvm.lv

The entire exhibition of the museum will be open for visitors.
19.00–24.00    Visitors will learn to provide basic first aid together with the Latvian Red Cross.
Hourly “I am Tālavs” (“Es esmu Tālavs”) performance by the “Dzīvais Rīgas teātris” theatre.


Visiting architect Konstantīns Pēkšēns’ home
Riga Art Nouveau Museum
Alberta iela 12
T. 67181465; www.jugendstils.riga.lv

19.00–01.00    Dramatic performance at the Riga Art Nouveau Centre.


Night silhouettes
JANIS ROZENTĀLS UN RŪDOLFS BLAUMANIS MUSEUM
Alberta iela 12–9
T. 67331641; www.memorialiemuzeji.lv

19.00–01.00    Pop-up exhibition dedicated to Rudolf Blaumanis’ ballad “Tālavas taurētājs” (“The bugler of Tālava”).
“Night’s silhouettes” game for children.
Tour of the museum’s exhibits.


“Weapons” of Viking women in Courland
ETHNIC MUSEUM “THE WORLD OF HAT”
Vīlandes iela 7-12
T. 20620600; www.worldhat.net

19.00–01.00    A collection of Viking-style women’s ornaments made by Latvian artisan Anatolijs Nazarovs.
Main exhibition: headwear from all over the world.


The bugler of Tālava: a hero of old inspiring heroic deeds of today
LATVIAN FIRE FIGHTING MUSEUM
Hanzas iela 5
T. 67331334; www.muzejs.vugd.gov.lv

19.00–01.00    Visitors are welcome to look at the museum’s history exhibition and the art gallery.
19.00–22.00    Modern fire and rescue techniques; tour of the equipment.


The shofar player
Museum “Jews in Latvia”
Skolas iela 6
T. 67283484; www.ebrejumuzejs.lv

16.30–00.00    The main exhibition of the museum and the “For his nation and his country: Pauls Mincs, Latvian statesman” exhibition will be open to visitors.
Special pop-up exhibition “Ritovs family collection: heroes, philanthropists, people going their own way”.
The exhibition presents a collection of hidden Ritovs family’s books and treasures discovered at Turgeņeva iela 17 in Riga.
18.00, 21.00, 23.00    Tour of the main exhibits guided by the museum’s director.
17.00    Concert by the Riga Jewish Community choir “Šofar”.
17.00–21.00    Art workshop for everyone interested: we will make and decorate an old Jewish musical instrument, the shofar horn.
19.00    Story of Jewish soldiers and officers during the struggle for independence.
22.00    Concert by the band “JUUK”.
18.00, 19.30, 20.45    Dancing Jewish folk and circle dances together.


Impulse. Poetry video sessions
Rainis and Aspazija House-Museum
Baznīcas iela 30
T. 67272643; www.memorialiemuzeji.lv

19.30–23.00    Guided tour at the Rainis and Aspazija Memorial Apartment.
19.30–24.00    Screening of a film about Rainis and Aspazija’s life and works.
20.30–23.30    Poetry video sessions


Where do heroes live in a museum?
Latvian National Museum of Art
Jaņa Rozentāla laukums 1
T. 67324461; www.lnmm.lv

19.00–23.00    A tour of the regular exhibits of the Latvian National Museum of Art.
19.00–21.00    Become a hero!
Families with children will be welcome to take a mindful look at the paintings and sculptures of the museum’s exhibition, to find them on a special map.
19.00–22.00    Orienteering with the Museum of Art Youth Group.


Save a painting!
Andrejs Upīts Museum
Brīvības iela 38–4, Rīga
T. 67289767; www.memorialiemuzeji.lv

19.00–19.20 and 21.00–21.20    Performance by a French horn duo from the wind instrument department of Emīls Dārziņš Music School.
19.00–01.00    Exhibition of works by students of the Latvian Art Academy.


First ladies of sports. Struggle for medals and more
Romans Suta and Aleksandra Beļcova MUSEUM
Elizabetes iela 57a-26, Rīga
T. 67288800; www.lnmm.lv

19.00–23.00    Exhibition "The story of a painting: tennis player".
Suzanna Lenglēna. Film chronicle with the famous tennis player.
19.00–21.00    Creative workshop. “White sport” for 120 years.
19.00–23.00    Photo booth: what if you were that tennis player!
19.00–22.00    Orienteering with the Museum of Art Youth Group.


Museum Night at the French Institute
FRENCH INSTITUTE IN LATVIA
Elizabetes iela 59
T. 67201851; www.institut-francais.lv

18.00–23.00     France and Latvia in the 1920’s.
Exhibition “Latvia in Paris. 1925. 1937”.
Bertrand Tavernier’s film “Life and Nothing But”.


My people are my treasure
National History Museum of Latvia
Brīvības bulvāris 32
T. 67221357; www.lnvm.lv

19.00    The University of Latvia wind orchestra band meets visitors.
20.00    Concert by the University of Latvia wind orchestra band.
19.00–01.00    Old armour and weapon demonstrations by the “Exercitus Rigensis” historical re-enactment society.
“Gold is in the details” photo game at the “Latvia’s century” exhibition.


Hunting the bear
MUSEUM OF THE OCCUPATION OF LATVIA
Raiņa bulvāris 7
T. 67212715; www.okupacijasmuzejs.lv

19.00–01.00    Installation about a group of partisans who tried to assassinate the head of the government of the Latvian SSR Vilis Lācis (“Bear”) in 1946.
A tour of the main exposition of the museum.


About the times of the bugler of Tālava
KRIŠJĀNIS BARONS MUSEUM
K. Barona iela 3 – 5
T. 67284265; www.memorialiemuzeji.lv

18.40 The story of the Dainas cabinet (“Dainu skapis”).
19.00    “In the world of folk instruments”.
19.00–21.00    Master class in making musical instruments.
19.30    Latvian riflemen’s songs, “Es karā’i aiziedams…” (“As I was leaving for war...”) Sung by the “Budēļi” folk tradition band.
22.00    Evening songs with various musical instruments.
23.40–00.00    Candle march from the museum to Krišjānis Barons’ monument in Vērmanes garden.
A. Dombrovskis Music School – Burtnieku house (Ziemeļblāzmas iela 38, Riga) from 18.00 until 20.30: tour, workshop, reading, singing, photo orienteering.


In the glow of heroes
ALEKSANDRS ČAKS MEMORIAL APARTMENT-MUSEUM
Lāčplēša iela 48-8, Rīga
T. 67105942; www.cakamuzejs.riga.lv

19.00–01.00    Exhibition “Road to Latvian Hollywood”.
A tour of the main exposition of the museum.

GRĪZIŅKALNS

Because life comes from there!
RIGA ST. PAUL EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH
Augusta Deglava iela 1
www.pavilabaznica.lv

19.00    Opening; video by the congregation.
19.00–23.40    Model of St. Paul’s Church made out of 60,000 Lego bricks.
19.05    Playing: St. Paul’s congregation Youth Group.
19.15–22.00    An opportunity to climb the church tower and look at its clock mechanism.

PĀRDAUGAVA

A whistling island
ŽANIS LIPKE MEMORIAL
Mazais Balasta dambis 9
T. 67202539; www.lipke.lv

14.00–21.00    Orienteering game on Ķīpsala with a guide book “Everyday heroes of Ķīpsala: from salmon heroes to rescuers of people”.
17.00–20.00    Creative workshops for children: “919 days around the globe”.
16.00–18.00    Sea dog workshop “Alarm ringers on the ship” with captain Māris Gailis.
18.00    Whistling contest for adults and children.
19.00    Tour of the memorial “Indomitable: Žanis Lipke, his friends and supporters”.
21.00    “Father’s night” (“Tēvs nakts”), a film about the Lipke family by Dāvis Sīmanis, with a discussion before the screening.
23.00    Evening concert: “Singers of sorrow” (“Gaudu un žēlabu pūtēji”) by Jēkabs Nīmanis.


Seekers of truth
JĀNIS AKURATERS MUSEUM
O.Vācieša iela 6a
T. 67619934; www.memorialiemuzeji.lv

12.00–01.00    Main exhibition of the Jānis Akuraters Museum, with an exhibition dedicated to artist Jānis Zengers.


Voice
OJĀRS VĀCIETIS MEMORIAL MUSEUM
O. Vācieša iela 19
T. 67619905; www.vaciesamuzejs.lv

16.00–19.00    “Astoņi kustoņi” (“Eight animals” festival for families with children:
19.00–01.00    Tour of the main exposition of the museum, personal and group tours.
20.00–23.00    Cinema night.
23.15–00.10    Night concert in the museum garden.


Inspirations of the “Bugler of Tālava” in “Āgenskalna priedes”
MUSEUM OF HISTORY OF RIGA STATE GERMAN GYMNASIUM
Āgenskalna iela 21a
T. 26005464; www.rvvg.lv/lv/

15.00–20.00    Garden festival with musical and sporting activities.
18.00–19.30    Opening of the Museum Night 2019.
20.00–22.00    Grammar school choir open rehearsal and singing in the school assembly hall.

SARKANDAUGAVA

Aleksandra Augstumi: before Awakening
MUSEUM OF RIGA PSYCHIATRY AND NARCOLOGY CENTRE
Tvaika iela 2
T. 29278782; www.rpnc.lv

18.00    Opening of the exhibition “Aleksandra Augstumi: before Awakening”.
18.40    Tour of the hospital area “Three centuries behind the hospital wall”.
20.00    Violin concert with film visualisations.
22.00    Activities in the RPNC’s historical and cultural space will be closed for the Museum Night.


Heroic tales of Dauderu house
MUSEUM “DAUDERI”
Zāģeru iela 7
T. 67392229, 67391780; www.lnvm.lv

10.00–23.00    
Parts of the new exhibition of the NHML Dauderu branch on display: Living room of the owners of the Bingnera villa; secrets of Kārlis Ulmanis’ office; fate of Dauderu house during the Soviet period, and how it became a museum
Exhibition “Five heroic tales of Gaidis Graudiņš’ collection”.
19.00–21.00    Sports games for real heroes in Dauderi garden.


Filtering beer history
ALDARIS BREWERY
Tvaika iela 44
T. 20294924; www.alusdarbnica.lv

17.00–00.00    Museum Night at the Aldaris Beer Museum with the KVADRIFRONS independent theatre troupe.
Aldaris products and food service will be available for purchase at the event.

JUGLA, ON THE WAY TO JUGLA

Sounds of 100 buglers
VEF HISTORY MUSEUM
VEF Kultūras pils, Ropažu iela 2
T. 25435736; www.vefkp.lv

19.00–01.00    VEF history museum celebrates VEF’s centenary: stories of the factory’s workers and a look at the updated exhibits of the museum.


Latvian Ethnographic Open-Air Museum
Brīvdabas iela 21
T. 67994510; www.brivdabasmuzejs.lv

19.00–23.00    At the Kurzeme fishing village meadow:
Games and outdoor fun for the whole family


Museum Day and Night at Riga Motor Museum
Riga Motor Museum
S. Eizenšteina iela 8,
T. 67025888; www.motormuzejs.lv

10.00–00.00    Free entrance throughout the day.
18.00, 19.00, 20.00, 21.00    Stories about car horns.
Musical surprises.