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10/05/2017

Information Day at the National Library of Latvia on May 20

Information Day at the National Library of Latvia on May 20
Information Day at the National Library of Latvia on May 20
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To show common, diverse and unifying traits of cultural traditions of various ethnic communities, as well as to inform the foreigners living in Latvia on the informative integration resources available, the Information Day will be held at the Conference Centre of the National Library of Latvia, at Mūkusalas Street 3, Riga on May 20 from 12.00 to 17.00!

10/05/2017

The festival "Riga Photomonth 2017" exhibition "Facts and Clarifications"

Peter Puklus. From series "The Epic Love Story of a Warrior"
Peter Puklus. From series "The Epic Love Story of a Warrior"
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The international festival "Riga Photomonth 2017" central exhibition "Facts and Clarifications", featuring artists Peter Puklus (Hungary), Lucia Nimcova (Slovakia), Pavel Maria Smejkal (Slovakia) and Roman Korovin (Latvia) will be unveiled on 10 May in the Exhibition Hall of the National Library of Latvia. In their work, the selected artists construct new critical views on values canonized by Western media, rake an ironic look at the mundane and seemingly unimportant, and create contemporary tales on the links between the past and the present. Free admission.

08/05/2017

The Chinese Culture Experiencing Workshop

Picture from book: L. C. Arlington "The Chinese Drama" (Beijing: China Pictorial Publishing House, 2015)
Picture from book: L. C. Arlington "The Chinese Drama" (Beijing: China Pictorial Publishing House, 2015)
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The Chinese Culture Experiencing Workshop will take place on 12 May from 15.00 till 17.00, in the National Library of Latvia Baltic Research Centre for East Asian studies Library (AsiaRes) Reading Room (Level M). Chinese teachers from Confucius Institute at University of Latvia will introduce the audience to Chinese traditional arts of papercutting, lantern making and Beijing opera mask painting. Free entrance. Language: English.

25/04/2017

The second international conference of Korean studies in Riga

The second international conference of Korean studies in Riga
The second international conference of Korean studies in Riga
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The second international conference of Korean studies in Riga will take place on 28 and 29 May, 2017, in the National Library of Latvia Baltic Research Centre for East Asian studies Library (AsiaRes) Reading Room (Level M). The conference this year will host a notable count of participants and specialists of Korean studies as well as supporters from South Korea and several European countries. Free entrance.

20/04/2017

Two significant events regarding children literature and book art are taking place at the National Library of Latvia

Two significant events regarding children literature and book art are taking place at the National Library of Latvia
Two significant events regarding children literature and book art are taking place at the National Library of Latvia
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On the 21 April, 2017, in the National Library of Latvia (NLL) Ziedonis Hall from 10.30 until 15.20 a Spring conference will take place "I Belong Here: A Conference for Specialists of Children Literature and Libraries".

23/03/2017

The xylography exhibition "Engraving Wood"

Christoffel Jegher (Netherlands). "Temptation of Christ in the Desert" (by Peter Paul Rubens original). 1633. Xylography. NLL Printing Collection
Christoffel Jegher (Netherlands). "Temptation of Christ in the Desert" (by Peter Paul Rubens original). 1633. Xylography. NLL Printing Collection
John DePol (USA). Factory district. Belfast. 1953. Xylography. NLL Printing Collection
John DePol (USA). Factory district. Belfast. 1953. Xylography. NLL Printing Collection
John Ross (USA). Brittany harbour. 1963. Coloured xylography. NLL Printing Collection
John Ross (USA). Brittany harbour. 1963. Coloured xylography. NLL Printing Collection
Pēteris Upītis. "Thistle". 1942. Xylography. NLL Printing Collection
Pēteris Upītis. "Thistle". 1942. Xylography. NLL Printing Collection
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On 3 April at 17.00 the National Library of Latvia (NLL) (atrium, level 4) will open the exhibition "Rakstot kokā" ("Engraving Wood"). It introduces viewers to an ancient printing method – xylography, and shows woodcuts and wood engravings from representatives of the national schools of Latvia, Germany, the Netherlands, France, the Czech Republic and the USA, and their diverse artistic searches and styles. The most striking works from the NLL Konrāds Ubāns Art Reading Room Printing Collection will be on show at the exhibition. Free admission.

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