The Permanent Exhibition of the Art Museum RIGA BOURSE
Guided Tour (60-90min)
The guided tour of the museum’s permanent exhibition gives an insight into all museums’ collections. We will take a closer look at the 16th-20th Century Wester European paintings, sculptures, porcelain, treasures at the museum’s Silver Cabinet and exotic Oriental art from Ancient Egypt, Japan, China, India and Indonesia. We will also learn more about the history of the former stock exchange building that houses the museum’s collections, its history, restoration and museum’s conceptual framework.
It is possible to have an in-depth guided tour about a particular collection:
The tour gives an insight in the history of European porcelain and the most significant European porcelain manufacturers. At the Western European gallery you will find a collection of 18th century Meissen porcelain that shows the first steps of European porcelain. During the tour visitors have a chance to see examples of porcelain from France, Denmark, Germany, Austria and Great Britain.
The tour begins with an insight into the collection of paintings of the 16th Century Netherlands and subsequently continues with the 17th Century Flemish and Dutch golden age. Afterwards we will take a look at the German art from the 16th – 18th Century and French and Italian art of the 17th-18th Century. The 19th Century art will be represented by the Romantic paintings and especially the Austrian painter Hans Makart with works dedicated to the Wagner’s music and antiquity. Few significant works will give an insight also into other schools of painting from the 19th Century until the 1st half of the 20th century.
The guided tour gives an insight into one of the largest Oriental art collections in the Baltic States. It shows various aspects of Eastern religions and everyday life. During this tour we will take a closer look at the traditional art from Japan, China, India and Indonesia. We will also visit a small exhibition about Ancient Egypt that can be found in the safe of the former stock exchange building and includes the only Egyptian mummy in a wooden sarcophagus in Latvia.