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Museum of Decorative and Applied Arts (Riga)

Museum of Decorative and Applied Arts (Riga)

 

 

 

Skārņu iela 10

Tel. 722 78 33

Open: 11am- 5pm

Closed: Mondays

 

 

 

 

 

Description of Museum of Decorative and Applied Arts

Museum of Decorative and Applied Arts is situated in the medieval Church of Saint George that was constructed in 1208. It was transformed into a museum in 1989. It is devoted to Latvian art that date as far as 19th century. It was inaugurated on July 6, 1989 in the old Catholic church of Sant Jordi of the Livonian Brothers of the Sword. In 2000 Museum of Decorative and Applied Arts received the appointment of a state-owned and therefore independent museum of the Association of Latvian Art Museums to which he had been associated since its inauguration. Since 2010, it is part of the National Art Museum of Latvia.

The permanent collection of the museum is presented on the second and third floors of the building and consists of seven sections:
textile art
ceramics and porcelain
metal art
leather art
decorative wood
art in glass
design
Museum of Decorative and Applied Arts carries out national and international temporary exhibitions throughout the year, as well as various workshops related to decorative arts.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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