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04/12/2019

Report for policy-makers and cultural heritage institutions on digital approaches in cultural heritage

Report for policy-makers and cultural heritage institutions on digital approaches in cultural heritage
Report for policy-makers and cultural heritage institutions on digital approaches in cultural heritage
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Experts representing cultural heritage institutions across the Baltic Sea Region published the report "Digital approaches in cultural heritage: towards a pan-Baltic cooperation network" (PDF). The report provides essential background information for outreach towards the main stakeholders, as well as gives a set of recommendations for enabling cross-border collaboration. The report was developed by the National Library of Latvia in partnership with the National Library of Sweden, the National Library of Estonia, Rostock University Library and Martynas Mazvydas National Library of Lithuania and with the support of the Council of the Baltic Sea States.

03/12/2019

Exhibition: Sapere aude! Dare to know! Garlieb Merkel 250

Exhibition: Sapere aude! Dare to know! Garlieb Merkel 250
Exhibition: Sapere aude! Dare to know! Garlieb Merkel 250
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The Sapere aude! Dare to know! Garlieb Merkel 250 exhibition will be on display in the Level 5 exhibition hall at the National Library of Latvia Until 21 June 2020. It was created in cooperation with the Academic Library of the University of Latvia and brings up to date Merkel's diverse achievements in Latvia's cultural space. Entrance is free.

06/11/2019

Experience Exchange Trips to Finland and Denmark

National Library of Finland. Photo by Kristians Luhaers
National Library of Finland. Photo by Kristians Luhaers
National Library of Finland. Photo by Kristians Luhaers
National Library of Finland. Photo by Kristians Luhaers
Helsinki Central Library Oodi. Photo by Kristians Luhaers
Helsinki Central Library Oodi. Photo by Kristians Luhaers
Helsinki Central Library Oodi. Photo by Kristians Luhaers
Helsinki Central Library Oodi. Photo by Kristians Luhaers
Helsinki Central Library Oodi. Photo by Kristians Luhaers
Helsinki Central Library Oodi. Photo by Kristians Luhaers
Art Museum Amos Rex (Helsinki). Photo by Kristians Luhaers
Art Museum Amos Rex (Helsinki). Photo by Kristians Luhaers
Art Museum Amos Rex (Helsinki). Photo by Kristians Luhaers
Art Museum Amos Rex (Helsinki). Photo by Kristians Luhaers
Royal Library of Denmark. Photo by Katrīna Taurēna
Royal Library of Denmark. Photo by Katrīna Taurēna
Royal Library of Denmark. Photo by Una Draveniece
Royal Library of Denmark. Photo by Una Draveniece
Royal Library of Denmark. Photo by Katrīna Taurēna
Royal Library of Denmark. Photo by Katrīna Taurēna
Royal Opera of Denmark. Photo by Katrīna Taurēna
Royal Opera of Denmark. Photo by Katrīna Taurēna
Royal Opera of Denmark. Photo by Una Draveniece
Royal Opera of Denmark. Photo by Una Draveniece
Arken Art Museum. Photo by Katrīna Taurēna
Arken Art Museum. Photo by Katrīna Taurēna
Public Library of Tingbjerg. Photo by Katrīna Taurēna
Public Library of Tingbjerg. Photo by Katrīna Taurēna
Public Library of Tingbjerg. Photo by Una Draveniece
Public Library of Tingbjerg. Photo by Una Draveniece
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On September and October, 2019, delegations of the Communications Department and Services Department of the National Library of Latvia (NLL) took place in the Nordic-Baltic Mobility Programme for Public Administration 2019 in Helsinki (Finland) and Copenhagen (Denmark). The goals of both experience exchange trips were following – gaining and sharing new knowledge about: communications and marketing strategies; collection promoting, different target groups and audiences; best practices on customer service. Also, discussions about corporate and culture events planning and organizing (incl. exhibitions and other design works) were on the list. National Library of Finland, Helsinki Central Library Oodi, Art Museum Amos Rex, Royal Library of Denmark, Arken Art Museum, Royal Opera of Denmark, Public Library of Tingbjerg were attended.

04/11/2019

Implementation of the project "Digitization of the Cultural Heritage Content (2nd Stage)" launched

Fragments from "Bilžu ābece" (Picture Alphabet) by G.F. Stender (1787). Publicity picture
Fragments from "Bilžu ābece" (Picture Alphabet) by G.F. Stender (1787). Publicity picture
Implementation of the project "Digitization of the Cultural Heritage Content (2nd Stage)" launched
Implementation of the project "Digitization of the Cultural Heritage Content (2nd Stage)" launched
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For the next three years, the National Library of Latvia will be implementing a European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and nationally co-funded project in the field of Latvia's digital cultural heritage, together with project partners – the National Archives of Latvia, the State Inspection for Heritage Protection of Latvia, and the Cultural Information System Centre.

09/10/2019

Lecture by social anthropologist Julia Vorhölter on the rise of psychotherapy in Uganda

Julia Vorhölter. Publicity photo
Julia Vorhölter. Publicity photo
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On Tuesday, October 29, at 18:00 social anthropologist Julia Vorhölter will give a public talk titled "Crazy Times: New [Dis]Orders and the Emergence of Psychotherapy in Uganda". The event will take place in the Baltic Research Centre for East Asian Studies (ASIARES) Reading Room (Level M), National Library of Latvia. Language: English. Free admission.

25/09/2019

Exhibition "In Defence of Freedom. British Military and Diplomatic Support to Latvia 1918–1920"

The Latvian Provisional Government returns to Liepāja, 27 June 1919. Image – Latvian War Museum
The Latvian Provisional Government returns to Liepāja, 27 June 1919. Image – Latvian War Museum
British divers going down to examine the propellers of the light cruiser HMS Calypso which were damaged entering Liepāja. December 1918. Image – Imperial War Museums
British divers going down to examine the propellers of the light cruiser HMS Calypso which were damaged entering Liepāja. December 1918. Image – Imperial War Museums
Civilians and soldiers beside a British warship on the Daugava River. Riga, 1919. Image – Latvian War Museum
Civilians and soldiers beside a British warship on the Daugava River. Riga, 1919. Image – Latvian War Museum
Major Austin Keenan with Latvian Army officers in Ludza, 1920. Image – Latvian War Museum
Major Austin Keenan with Latvian Army officers in Ludza, 1920. Image – Latvian War Museum
British officers on board the light cruiser HMS Caradoc watching the shore at Liepāja. December 1918. Image – Imperial War Museums
British officers on board the light cruiser HMS Caradoc watching the shore at Liepāja. December 1918. Image – Imperial War Museums
The Latvian Provisional Government returns to Liepāja, 27 June 1919. Image – Latvian War Museum
The Latvian Provisional Government returns to Liepāja, 27 June 1919. Image – Latvian War Museum
Stephen Tallents and Harold Alexander in Zilupe, 1920. Image – National Library of Latvia
Stephen Tallents and Harold Alexander in Zilupe, 1920. Image – National Library of Latvia
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From 16 October until 20 November 2019, the National Library of Latvia Level 1 atrium will feature the exhibition "In Defence of Freedom. British Military and Diplomatic Support to Latvia 1918–1920". Compiled by historians and institutions in both Latvia and the United Kingdom, the exhibition offers new insights, including previously publicly unpublished photographic materials, regarding the diplomatic and military history of Latvia's War of Independence, as well as the daily routines of the British and Latvian soldiers involved. Free admission.

11/09/2019

Call for papers – the conference "Digital Humanities in the Nordic Countries"

Call for papers – the conference "Digital Humanities in the Nordic Countries"
Call for papers – the conference "Digital Humanities in the Nordic Countries"
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The annual conference, Digital Humanities in the Nordic Countries, invites submissions of proposals for its 5th conference to be held in Riga, Latvia (venue – the National Library of Latvia), 17–20 March 2020. The DHN conferences aim is to provide an overview of research, education and communication about the interdisciplinary field of digital humanities from the Nordic to the Baltic region, and beyond.

03/09/2019

Public lecture "Flirting With the Different. Modern Man as Eternal Seeker" by Mārcis Auziņš

Public lecture "Flirting With the Different. Modern Man as Eternal Seeker" by Mārcis Auziņš
Public lecture "Flirting With the Different. Modern Man as Eternal Seeker" by Mārcis Auziņš
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On 14 September at 10.00 at the National Library of Latvia (Ziedonis Hall, Level 1) a public lecture "Flirting With the Different. Modern Man as Eternal Seeker" by Mārcis Auziņš will be held. Language: Latvian with simultaneous translation into English. Free entrance.

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