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.
Opening of O.Zvejsalnieks jubilee art exhibition
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.
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.
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.