Artglass™ protects national treasures in the LNMA

Latvian National Museum of Art (LNMA) is one of the most beautiful and significant architectural monuments in Riga as well as one of the greatest art museums in Europe. The museum was founded in 1869 and its collection contains more than 50 000 valuable works of art, which together document the development of art in the Baltic region from the mid-18th century to the present day.

On February  2013, after serving to visitors more than 100 years without an overhaul, the main building of the Latvian National Museum of Art was closed for public due to the reconstruction and restoration  works. During this time the building was entirely renovated, restored and enlarged.  It did not lose any of its historical atmosphere, but instead it became larger (by more than 3500 square metres) and more contemporary. A wide underground exposition hall was obtained, the attic in the building’s cupola was converted as well as many other improvements were done. Besides now the museum visitors can enjoy the terrace with a view of the marvellous capital city Riga.

On May 4, 2016, after 3 years of massive reconstruction, the Latvian National Museum of Art was reopened for visitors. And we can be proud – the museum looks amazing. Inspired by the Rijksmusem in Amsterdam, the most modern solutions for the museum content delivery to visitors had been found including the “invisible” glass Artglass™ by Groglass®, what is used to protect the valuable keepsakes and to ensure the best visibility without any distortion.

We are honored –  the valuable artworks of the new permanent display “Latvian art. 19th – 20th Century” in the Latvian National Museum of Art are framed in anti-reflective glass Artglass™ by Groglass®. The most important authors and around 500 art works from the museum’s collection are selected for this modern and visitor friendly exhibition. It is housed in the 2nd and 3rd floor of museum’s historic building and arranged chronologically by the principle of stylistic and narrative forms. The main objective of this display is to create a visual, emotional story of Latvian art development and its social, geopolitical and historical context.

The Latvian National Museum of Art has a modern and accessible infrastructure and environment for visitors, it is created with innovative services for public learning and recreation following the visitor’s needs and interests. The museum is an important creator of the nation’s identity and intercultural dialogue, a place for community, as well a significant tourist attraction in Riga and Latvia.

You are welcome to visit the Latvian National Museum of Art – the national significance cultural heritage and proof of Latvian artistic quality and high level!

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