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Latvian Sport Museum, Riga

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The Latvian Museum of Photography is the only museum in Riga, Latvia devoted to photography. The museum is a division of the Museum of the History of Riga and Navigation and is open for visitors since 1993. It is situated in an old merchant building from the 16th century, and in the exhibition halls the renovated colorful wall paintings and the historic parquet flooring ornament can be seen. The building is located near the Riga Film Museum and the Latvian Sport Museum on Alksnaju street in one of the oldest building areas of Riga dated from year 1500. The author of the permanent exposition “Development of Photography in Latvia. 1839 – 1940” is the historian Peteris Korsaks who has worked for many years in the Museum of the History of Riga and Navigation and the Latvian Museum of Photography. The exhibition is installed in the halls on the second floor, but the temporary expositions are exhibited on the third floor. In the museum exhibitions of Latvian and foreign photographers and scientific conferences are organized, as well as the museum's stored collections are exhibited on a regular basis. An authentic painted background used in the photo studio of photographer Martins Luste in Mazsalaca in the beginning of the 20th century can also be viewed in the museum. In addition to the exposition and other exhibitions, the museum experts offer tours, lectures and consultations.
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  • As I am very fond of sports, this museum left a really good impression on me. I was happy to be able to see the Olympic medals, costumes famous sportsmen have used back in the days and read about... 
    As I am very fond of sports, this museum left a really good impression on me. I was happy to be able to see the Olympic medals, costumes famous sportsmen have used back in the days and read about...  more »
  • very cheap to enter and when we visited an excellent olympic latvian display , a must visit on your tour of the old town just by the avalon hotel 
    very cheap to enter and when we visited an excellent olympic latvian display , a must visit on your tour of the old town just by the avalon hotel  more »
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  • Small collection of items mainly relating to Latvia's olympic exploits
  • It's the best place for training.

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