The exhibition of works by the outstanding artist and thinker Nicholas Roerich (1874–1947) is located on the third floor of the museum. The tranquillity of this room helps viewers to delve into the Himalayan peaks created by the master with an amazingly clean tempera palette.
The Ancient Greek and Roman Art Chamber is situated on the third floor of the museum and introduces the visitors to Ancient Greek pottery, Ancient Greek and Roman coins as well as marble sculptures from the collection of the Latvian National Museum of Art.
On the fourth floor in the former safe room, which has been transformed into the Silverware Chamber, is a display of items from the museum’s precious metals collection, covering the period from the late 17th century until the early 20th century. The items were made in the Russian Empire, including the Baltics and Europe.
The Ancient Egypt Chamber is located in one of the three large safes of the former Riga stock exchange. The doors decorated in neo-Gothic style have retained their original form allowing us to visualise the time when it was an important and well-guarded room.
A significant amount of works from the first half of the 20th century by Belgian artists are stored at the Latvian National Museum of Art – more than 700 paintings, graphics, sculptures and medals, as well as lace created between the 17th and the early 20th century. The artistic quality and the unique history of the collection’s creation determine its important position.
Play the Museum! is an interactive and educational game for children of elementary and primary school age in which every participant becomes a part of the museum. The activity was conceived with the aim of encouraging students' active involvement in learning about the museum's work through conversations seeking answers to the questions: what is an art museum, what can be found there, what are the tasks performed by the museum's employees?
Do we know how to explain our position when coming into direct visual contact with a work of art and determining our attitude towards it? The conversation, looking and thinking workshop How to Look and See? is devoted to visual literacy – the ability to see, analyse and create works of art.
In order to sketch, there is no need to be an artist — anyone can do that! SKETCHING AT THE MUSEUM: Scenes from the Changing World is a creative activity for children of primary and elementary school age, which gives the opportunity to get to know the museum's exhibitions through creative and active participation.
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