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Culture Ministry, Occupation Museum sign agreement on educating pupils, teacher

BC, Riga, 21.09.2017.Print version
The Latvian Culture Ministry and the Latvian Occupation Museum have signed an agreement under which the museum will be educating pupils of Grades 6-12 and teachers about Latvia during World War II and controversial subjects in Latvia's history, informs LETA.

According to the agreement worth EUR 14,000 and published by the ministry, the museum is to be developed as a long-term platform for public history activities intended for the young audience in Latvia, including youngsters of ethnic minorities.

The agreement period will expire on June 30, 2018, and the museum has to submit the final report about implementation of the agreement by July 31 next year.

Under the agreement, the Occupation Museum has to organize at least 80 lectures and to arrange visits to the museum for at least 500 school children from 20 education establishments, paying at least 50% of the transport costs. Also, the museum is to organize at least 20 lectures in schools outside Riga and to take its traveling exhibitions about Latvia's history and, more specifically, World War II to at least 20 schools and cultural centers in Latvia's regions.

In addition, the museum has to develop a new program for young people, including youngsters of ethnic minorities, and to organize training of the museum guides for the work with young audiences as well as to improve its website, etc.

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