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THE NIGHT OF MUSEUMS 2019 IN DAUGAVPILS

 13. May, 2019
THE NIGHT OF MUSEUMS 2019 IN DAUGAVPILS

The topic of this year’s Night of Museums that will be held on May, 18th is “The Bugler of Tālava”. It reflects the glory of the people and every human being that strengthens and unites us. Nine tourist attractions, educational institutions and societies will be inviting visitors to enjoy the magic of the Night of Museums in Daugavpils. Most museums will offer special activities for this original night, aimed at all audiences: storytelling tours,  concerts, workshops for children, theatre performances etc.  Children and adults, lovers of music, live performance, literature and art in a more general sense are invited to gather in Daugavpils for a unique night. The event is usually held on from 7 pm until the early hours of Sunday morning. Entrance is for free.

DAUGAVPILS REGIONAL STUDIES AND ART MUSEUM
(8 Rīgas Street, Daugavpils, phone: +371 65424155, +371 20203713, www.dnmm.lv)

Time of event: 7 pm to 12 am

Culture, history and nature displays, creative workshops, concert, performances and other activities, an exhibition of paintings of the Daugavpils painter Leonid Baulin.

DAUGAVPILS CLAY ART CENTRE
(8th 18 Novembra Street, Daugavpils, phone.: +371 65425302)

Time of event: 7 pm to 11 pm

Exhibition of the cultural heritage of Latgale, craftsman workshop, craftsmen demonstrations.

JEWISH OF DAUGAVPILS AND LATGALE MUSEUM
(38 Cietokšņa Street, Daugavpils, +371 29548760)

Time of event: 18th of May, 8 pm to 12:15 am; 19th of May, 10:30 am to 12 pm

The story about Jewish traditions, festivities, meals and religious accessories. Exhibition of the museum that tells about Jewish life and living traditions in Latgale and Daugavpils since 1935.

SHMAKOVKA MUSEUM
(22a Rīgas Street, Daugavpils, phone: +371 65422818, +371 26444810, www.smakovka.lv)

Time of event: 6 pm to 11 pm

Guided tours in Latvian and Russian according to the following schedule: 6 pm, 6:40 pm, 7:20 pm, 8 pm, 8:30 pm, 9 pm, 9:40 pm,10:20 pm. Maximum 50 people in a group.

DESIGN AND ART SCHOOL “SAULES SKOLA”

(6/8 Saules Street, Daugavpils, phone: +371 20217446, www.saules.lv)

Time of event: 12 pm to 11 pm

Acquaintance with the school’s educational programs, halls and exhibitions, creative workshops, music performance.

DAUGAVPILS MEDICAL COLLEGE OF THE DAUGAVPILS UNIVERSITY
(26a Varšavas Street, Daugavpils, phone: +371 65437943, www.dmk.lv)

Time of event: 6 pm to 10 pm

An exhibition about the history of Latvia from the foundation of the country to the present day, the only one exposition in Latgale that reflects the theme of the history of medicine, exposition of medical equipment, activities for adults and children.

DAUGAVPILS LEAD SHOT FACTORY
(28 Varšavas Street, Daugavpils, phone: +371 27766655, www.dsr.lv)

Time of event: 6 pm to 10 pm

An opportunity to visit historical shot mill and exposition of historical devices of the lead casting, activities and games in the courtyard.

DAUGAVPILS FORTRESS
(Daugavpils Fortress Culture and Information Centre, 5 Nikolaja Street, Daugavpils, phone: +371 65424043, https://www.facebook.com/Daugavpils.cietoksnis/)

Time of event: 7 pm to 12 am

Guided tours in Latvian and Russian, music performance, a photo exhibition that is devoted to the 100th Anniversary of Latvian Army, art exhibition of local artists, a restaurant at the second floor of the provisions magazine building, ancient dance performance, the story about bats at the Daugavpils Bat Centre.

DAUGAVPILS MARK ROTHKO ART CENTRE
(3 Mihaila Street, Daugavpils, phone: +371 654 30248, +371 654 30273, www.rothkocenter.com)

Time of event: 7 pm to 12 am

Exhibition of different artists, an installation that can be experienced by feelings, multimedia projections.

On the day, maps with the locations of the museum and the program of the event will be issued to the participants of the Night of Museums. Maps will also be available on the Daugavpils City Council website – www.daugavpils.lv, on the website of the Daugavpils Regional Studies and Art Museum – www.dnmm.lv and on the website of the Daugavpils Tourist Information Centre – www.visitdaugavpils.lv.

Please be informed that additional trips of the public transport will be available from 18th to 19th of May in Daugavpils.