February 07, 2023.
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The Night of Museums 2019 event visited by more than 700 people


The night of museums is a traditional European event that happens in May when for one night museums open their doors, organising special events and allowing visitors for free.

In the spirit of Latvia’s centinery tale, the theme of the night this year was “Tālavas taurētājs” (Trumpeter of Tālava). Since in 2019 Latvia also celebrates the centinery of the War of Independence, museums were envited to recall both army leaders and those, whose weapons in the fight were a trumper and a word, a feather and a brush. Ludza museum chose our district’s hero, a real patriot of Latgale, excellent artist and poet  Antons Kūkojs, whose contribution to Ludza social and cultural life cannot be denied. He has founded Ludza J. Soikans’ art school and for many years worked as the head of it.

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Opening of O.Zvejsalnieks jubilee art exhibition


 O.Zvejsalnieks’ art exhibition “Mirkļa pieskāriens” (A touch of the moment) was opened on March 29, 2019. During the ceremony, the artist had admitted that he loves visiting Ludza where the environment for creating new works very pleasant. The artist said he never waits for some inner enlightenment or a feeling. He thinks that it’s only necessary to work, that is – if you see something you just stop and begin to paint.

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Remembering March 25, 1949 exibition opening


March 25, 1949 is the darkest page of Latvian history and tells the tale that no one should forget. In March, 1945 more than 90 000 citizens on the Baltic countries were deported, among them –  42 125 were from Latvia.

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Book published: Ludza Regional Studies Museum Turns 100


Celebrating both Latvia and Ludza Regional Studies Museum’s centenery jubilee, the Museum decided to publish a book: Ludza Regional Studies Museum Turns 100. On its 146 pages the book provides lavishly illustrated information about the museum’s 100 years history, development, major changes , introducing the reader to the museum’s working methods and ways. To liven up the historical facts, the text is peppered with exciting stories about the everyday museum life.

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