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New Exhibitions in Turaida Museum Reserve
Turaida Museum Reserve welcomes to visit the new exhibitions – „Investigation and Restoration of the Old Living House of Estate Manager” and interior exhibition „Living House of Estate Manager”

The building and new exhibitions will be available each day from September 16 until October 31, 2011 as a supplementary offer to visitors. The exhibitions may be viewed only under guidance of museum`s specialist. This year the narrative will be in Latvian language, but visitors from other countries are welcomed to use a guide leaflet in English, German and Russian languages. Since the groups should be small, visits will be organized once an hour: 10:00a.m.; 11:00a.m.; 12:00; 1:00p.m.; 2:00p.m.; 3:00p.m.; 4:00p.m.; 5:00p.m. We kindly ask you to book them in advance by phone: +371-67972376 or e-mail: turisms.tmr@apollo.lv

The objective of Turaida Museum Reserve is to maintain for future generations one of the most ancient Latvian state formations – Turaida Historical Centre, which encompasses a complex of cultural monuments. For a longer period of time new exhibitions have been created and installed annually in the buildings of historical centre, which inform about historical events in the course of one thousand years in this area within context of Latvian and European historical events.

The exhibition „Investigation and Restoration of the Old Living House of Estate Manager” and interior exhibition „Living House of Estate Manager” have been created as a result of accurate architectonic and artistic investigation of the building, collection study and qualitative restoration work. Living house of estate manager, which comprises a large proportion of authentic elements is one of the oldest wooden structures in the Economic Centre of Turaida Estate. The building is a typical architectural monument of Vidzeme manors of the first half of the 19th century, which encompasses a range of features characteristic of Latvian wooden architecture.

The exhibition includes a story about the building itself, its interior and provides insight in the garden culture of that period. Each room in inetrior exhibition is provided with original furniture, decorative and houshold objects from the first half of the 19th century, creating a notion of administration of estate and its social life. The objects characteristic of Biedermeier period will be displayed in exhibitions. Biedermeier style is one of the art styles of the 19th century, which has its own role in West European and Latvian culture.

Restoration of the Old Living House of Estate Manager was performed due to implementation of programme „Heritage-2018”, developed by the Ministry of Culture, Joint-stock Company „Valsts Nekustamie Īpašumi” and State Inspection for Heritage Protection. The building is the 4th preserved and restored object within frame of this programme in Turaida Historical Centre.

The qualitative restoration and installation of exhibitions have been provided by successful cooperation among Turaida Museum Reserve and JSC „Valsts Nekustamie Īpašumi”, „ Arhitektes Ināras Caunītes birojs Ltd”, „Balsts R Ltd” and „Intarsija Ltd”.

29.09.2011

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