LATVIAN HISTORY MUSEUM, DEPARTMENT OF ETHNOGRAPHY (LATVIJAS VESTURES MUZEJS, ETNOGRAFIJAS NODALA)

Address: Pils laukums 3, Riga LV-1050, LATVIA
Telephone: +371-7225605
Date of creation: 1869.

Research

Regions: historic and ethnographic regions of Latvia. Methods/objectives: collection of instruments, documentation. Exibitions. Researchers: I. Priedite (guest researcher from the Ethnographic Open-air museum).

Collections

Musical instruments: 28 idiophones, 3 membranophones, 118 chordophones, 68 aerophones. Photo archives: in the collection of the Committee of Historical Monuments (Piemineklu valde) there are about 30 photos of musicians and instruments. Regions: Latvia. Classification/documentation: desciption and indexation of items.

Publications prepared by the institution

Books, catalogues.

Education

Courses: for the students of ethnography and occasional.

Diffusion

Radio/TV: occasional.