The Epoch of Amber


Amber is one of the symbols of the Latvian nation, yet this national treasure has seen both praise and scorn in the course of times. "The Epoch of Amber" is a cultural and anthropological study of metamorphoses in the identity of amber as reflected in the consciousness of the Latvian nation from the beginning of the 1920s to the modern times. Amber as an object of art, a souvenir, an accessory, the definition of a colour, a design element, also a brand and a given name…

Thematic division: Amber Vein

Begins : 19.09.2014 21:00

Ends: 25.10.2014 21:00


  • Museum of Deciorative Arts and Design, Skārņu street 10/20

Form of event:

  • Exhibition

Category of event:

  • Music
  • Cinema
  • Literature
  • Visual arts
  • Photography
  • Design
  • Science
  • History
  • Multimedia
  • Tradition

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 represent the origins of amber showing it in the context of history, identity and practical use. The idea of the exhibition "The Epoch of Amber", which will be held at the Museum of Decorative Arts and Design, was proposed by Inese Baranovska, the project is being developed by the museum's experts in co-operation with other Latvian museums, the State Archive of Audiovisual Documents, and artists.

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