How Exhibits Reach Museums / The Journey of Mērija Grīnberga (1909-1975) to Germany


Lecture “How Exhibits Reach Museums” will be held at 4 p.m. on the ground floor of the Corner House where the exposition of the Museum of the Occupation of Latvia is on display. Speaker: Anita Gailiša, Manager of the Inventory Department at the Museum of the History of Riga and Navigation. An account of how the collection of the Museum of the History of Riga and Navigation was established – in the past and today.

The Corner House also presents lecture “The Journey of Mērija Grīnberga (1909-1975) to Germany to accompany Latvia’s cultural treasures”. Speaker: Jānis Kalnačs Ph.D. The story of the forced removal to Germany of Latvia’s cultural treasures in 1944 and the destinies of the people who brought them back.

Thematic division: Freedom Street

Begins : 11.10.2014 13:00


  • Corner House on Brīvības street

Form of event:

  • Discussion / Lecture

Category of event:

  • History

Audience of event:

  • Youth
  • Adults

Project description:

During the fifty years of the occupation of Latvia by the Soviet Union, the KGB headquarters in Riga, also known as the Corner House, became a prominent symbol of totalitarian power that, in the 21st century Riga, still stands to bear testimony to total war, mass persecutions and genocide. 2014 is the right time to change the destiny of the Corner House, to open the doors and face the experience and fates concealed therein in order to profoundly understand and recreate them. The Corner House will be open to the public from the 1st of May to the 19th of October, presenting the Occupation Museum's exhibition (admission free of charge), guided tours "In the KGB Basements", and five more exhibitions - "(Re)construction of Friendship", "A Latvian's Suitcase", "In Spite of All”, "Ten Objects' Stories of Person and Power” and "The Museum of Fateful Objects”, which present different interpretations of the relationship between the individual and the power in the past that still affects the people of the present day.

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