LATVIAN ETHNOGRAPHIC OPEN-AIR MUSEUM (LATVIJAS ETNOGRAFISKAIS BRIVDABAS MUZEJS)

Address: Brivibas gatve 440, Riga LV-1056, LATVIA
Telephone: +371-7994510, +371-7994174
Date of creation: 1924.

Research

Regions: Latvia. Methods/objectives: collection of artefacts, documentation. Typological and cultural-historical research. Arranging of exibitions. Researchers: Irisa Priedite (Description and cataloguing of musical instruments; String instruments and their makers).

Collections

Musical instruments: 15 idiophones, 4 membranophones, 91 chordophones, 72 aerophones. Audio and video archives: audio tapes and cassettes - traditional singers, musicians; video tapes - making and playing of instruments (on the whole archives are quite short of ethnomusicological materials). Regions: Latvia. Classification/documentation: all items have description and are indexed.

Publications prepared by the institution

Books, catalogues.

Education

Guided excursions through the museum.

Diffusion

Concerts/festivals: regular concerts, especially in summer, of folklore ensembles and musicians. Annual fair of folk art with participation of folklore groups. Public celebration of calendar festivities.