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22/11/2018

Episodes – an exhibition across eight levels – opened at the National Library

Staff of the Latvian Opera in 1918/1919. Photo by Kārlis Paucītis. NLL Rare Books and Manuscripts Collection
Staff of the Latvian Opera in 1918/1919. Photo by Kārlis Paucītis. NLL Rare Books and Manuscripts Collection
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An exhibition Epizodes. No svētdienas līdz sestdienai 1918. gadā (Episodes. From Sunday to Saturday in 1918) has opened at the National Library of Latvia (NLL). It presents a new approach – by section – to telling a story at the library, because the exhibition is located, by theme, across eight levels: 1, M, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. Entry is free.

02/11/2018

To Be Banned. Baltic Books 1918-1940 exhibition at the National Library

To Be Banned. Baltic Books 1918-1940 exhibition at the National Library
To Be Banned. Baltic Books 1918-1940 exhibition at the National Library
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The Tiks aizliegts. Baltijas grāmata 1918–1940 (To Be Banned. Baltic Books 1918-1940) travelling exhibition is open in the exhibition hall of the National Library of Latvia (Level 1). It will be open until 24 March 2019. Entrance is free.

01/11/2018

Exhibition "Celebrating the Centennials of Baltic Independence and U.S. – Baltic Relations"

Exhibition "Celebrating the Centennials of Baltic Independence and U.S. – Baltic Relations"
Exhibition "Celebrating the Centennials of Baltic Independence and U.S. – Baltic Relations"
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The United States Embassy in Latvia is pleased to announce the opening of an exhibition titled "Celebrating the Centennials of Baltic Independence and U.S. – Baltic Relations". The exhibition will be displayed at the National Library of Latvia's atrium (Level 1) and will be open to the public until November 24, 2018.

24/10/2018

Messiaen's Harawi to be performed at the National Library of Latvia

Messiaen's Harawi to be performed at the National Library of Latvia
Messiaen's Harawi to be performed at the National Library of Latvia
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On November 6, 2018 at 18.00 a performance of Olivier Messiaen's vocal cycle for soprano and piano Harawi – Song of Love and Death will take place at the National Library of Latvia top floor hall (level 11). The refined and rarely performed gem of vocal chamber music will be interpreted by Marie Elisabeth Seager (mezzo-soprano, France) and Toms Ostrovskis (piano, Latvia). Free entrance.

22/10/2018

Cimelia NLL Rare Book and Manuscript Collection exhibition opens

Cimelia NLL Rare Book and Manuscript Collection exhibition opens
Cimelia NLL Rare Book and Manuscript Collection exhibition opens
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15.00 on 25 October sees the opening of the National Library of Latvia (NLL) permanent exhibition of valuable items in The Rare Book and Manuscript collection – Cimelia's Six-century Testimony in the NLL Rare Book and Manuscript Collection. The exhibition is in Room 534 (Level 5) and entrance is free.

09/10/2018

Cultural anthropologist Carna Brkovic on "getting things done" in Eastern Europe

Cultural anthropologist Carna Brkovic. Publicity photo
Cultural anthropologist Carna Brkovic. Publicity photo
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On Thursday, October 18, at 18.00 cultural anthropologist Carna Brkovic will give a public talk "Informality, Clientelism, Patronage, Favours: Anthropological Theories on Getting Things Done". The event will take place at the Conference Centre (Level -1), National Library of Latvia.

20/06/2018

The Otto Bong. Collector exhibition

The Otto Bong. Collector exhibition
The Otto Bong. Collector exhibition
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On Thursday 21 June, at 16.00, a new exhibition Oto Bongs. Krājējs (Otto Bong. Collector) will be opened in the Level 5 exhibition hall of the National Library of Latvia (NLL). After the Second World War, Baltic-German bibliophile Otto Bong (1918-2006), residing in West Germany, consistently and purposefully established one of the largest and most diverse collections of testimonies relating to Baltic history, known since 1951 as the Baltic Central Library. The exhibition is open until 30 December. Entrance is free.

11/06/2018

Exhibition In the Shadow of Rembrandt. Dutch Etching in the 17th Century

Picture: Abraham Bloteling (1640–1690). Good Shepherd. By the original of Pieter Bruegel I
Picture: Abraham Bloteling (1640–1690). Good Shepherd. By the original of Pieter Bruegel I
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On 15 June at 16.00, the Level 4 gallery of the National Library of Latvia (NLL) will host the opening of an exhibition of Dutch etchings: In the Shadow of Rembrandt. Dutch Etching in the 17th Century. The exhibition will present 24 graphic artworks by Dutch artists – followers of Rembrandt – using the etching technique, introducing the collection of classic graphic works from the Konrāds Ubāns Art Reading Room. Entrance is free.

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