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Riga in the Russian Empire: 1710 to mid-19th Century

Aug 06, 2014
From wire report

Don’t miss this exhibition which tells the story about Riga and its inhabitants in the 18th and the first half of the 19th century. You will walk away with a better understanding of the development of Riga within the context of Russian and European history.

The exhibition encompasses a period of about 150 years in the life of Riga and those living here after the Great Northern War when, in 1710 Riga became part of the Russian Empire.
Authentic artefacts of exceptional artistic, historic and memorial meaning give the view of the cultural environment and mood in Riga at the specific time. More than 800 exhibited articles from the museum’s collection are included: documents, maps, pieces of art, craft artefacts, arms, household objects, clothes, regalia of the age provide a visual image of Riga at that time, life of the city and its inhabitants.

Column hall, where the exhibition is installed, is built in the classicism tradition and is a distinguished structure of the 18th century architecture complementing the history theme of the time showed at the exhibition.

Exhibition runs till Dec. 27 at the Museum of the History of Riga and Navigation, Palasta str. 4, Web site: www.rigamuz.lv

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