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Friday, 29.05.2015, 21:18
Thanks to support from the Latvian Presidency of the Council of the European Union, several Latvian cultural institutions have entered into successful cooperation with the Google Cultural Institute platform. Materials from the National Library of Latvia (NLL), the Museum of the Occupation of Latvia and the Latvian National Museum of Art (LNMA) can be viewed on this platform as a continuation of the Latvian Presidency cultural programme, reports eu2015.lv.
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Minister of Culture in Latvia Dace Melbarde (VL-TB/LNNK), appearing before a Saeima committee today, expressed the viewpoint that the matter of a decent classical music concert hall in Riga must be solved, reports LETA.
Mentioning moving back into and kick-starting normal operations at the fully renovated and revamped National Museum of Art as a "pressing matter" requiring additional money, Latvian Culture Minister Dace Melbarde (VL-TB/LNNK) appeared before the Saeima Education and Culture Committee today, informing that her ministry will need close to EUR 9 million next year "to take care of a number of pressing matters", reports LETA.
On 16 May 2015, the Baltic film institutions signed a mutual cooperation agreement in Cannes. The agreement was signed by Edith Sepp, CEO of the Estonian Film Institute, Dita Rietuma, CEO of the Latvian National Film Centre and Rolandas Kvietkauskas, CEO of the Lithuanian Film Centre, writes LETA/ELTA.
The Latvian National Opera (LNO) concluded 2014 with EUR 126,490 in profit, reports LETA, according to information from ''Firmas.lv''.
According to Statistics Estonia, there were 3.8 million museum visits in 2014, which is 15% more than the year before. The number of museum visits set a new record.
The Latvian Pavilion and its content titled "Armpit" at the Venice Arts Biennale 2015, just days after opening, has already attracted major attention. May 6-8 the fair is open to artists and professionals in the arts only, and so far, 7,000 have walked through the "garage" created by artists Katrina Neiburga and Andris Eglitis, informs LETA.