Amber: myths and science


Exhibition ‘Amber: myths and science’ and the cluster of its accompanying events will view the relationship of men and amber through and from the times, when Baltics was a mythical territory in this respect for the Mediterranean nations. What have Avicenna, Tacitus, and Pliny written about amber and how it was used by Baltic tribes? Amber today and contribution of Latvian scientists to its research and elaboration of new products; exhibits from museums in Latvia and – around the world; the prism of amber will be the mode of demonstrating our emergence in the processes of European cultural and economic exchange.

Thematic division: Amber Vein

Begins : 14.04.2014 21:00

Ends: 14.10.2014 21:00


  • Riga Pauls Stradiņš Museum of the History of Medicine

Form of event:

  • Conference
  • Exhibition

Category of event:

  • Education
  • Science
  • History

Audience of event:

  • Children
  • Youth
  • Adults

Project description:

„Amber Road in Riga” campaign will be held in 2014 where such institutions as The Art Museum „Riga Bourse”, Museum of Decorative Arts and Design, Natural History Museum of Latvia, Pauls Stradiņš Museum of the History of Medicine as well as National History Museum of Latvia and „Putti” Art Gallery will show represent the origins of amber showing it in the context of history, identity and practical use. A project by P. Stradiņš Museum of the History of Medicine titled „Amber: myths and science” shows the various use of Baltic amber in the context of European cultural network covering a period from Ancient times to nowadays. The main event of the project will be an exhibition during which several openings, competitions and conferences will be organized. 

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