President calls on people to support Latvia's museums by visiting them

  • 2020-05-26
  • LETA/TBT Staff

RIGA - President Egils Levits has called on people to support all kinds of museums in all regions of Latvia by visiting them. 

As LETA was told at the president's office, Levits together with First Lady Andra Levite plans a visit to the Rundale Palace Museum this Wednesday, May 27, to meet with the museum's staff and see its exhibits, as well as to plant a rose in the palace's rose garden. On Friday, May 29, the presidential couple will visit the Latvian National Museum of Art.

"I believe that traveling and exploring Latvia will be a rewarding experience and deepen knowledge about our history, land and state. Let's comply with the restrictions but seize every opportunity to support our culture," the president urged. 

While visiting Rundale Palace, Levits and the first lady will meet with the museum's director Laura Luse, the museum's former long-standing head, art historian and painter Imants Lancmanis and Lauma Lancmane, chief specialist at the Art Research Department at the Rundale Palace Museum.

The president and his spouse will also see exhibits on the museum's permanent display and From Gothic to Art Nouveau exhibition, as well as plant a rose in the palace's rose garden. 

On the visit to the  Latvian National Museum of Art, the Levits will see artist Eriks Apalais' exhibition Family.