To mark the World Art Nouveau Day traditionally celebrated on 10 June, the museum “Riga Art Nouveau Centre” invites its visitors to participate in guided tours around the Art Nouveau block in Riga. The event is taking place in collaboration with the European Association of Art Nouveau cities “Reseau Art Nouveau Network”, and this year the event will focus on staircases that are particularly decorative in Art Nouveau architecture and are very representative of the style as a whole. During the tours, the participants will also learn about the designs created by architect Konstantīns Pēkšēns and commemorate the anniversary celebrated this year.
On June 10, the museum “Riga Art Nouveau Centre” will host the experts and journalists of the European Council project “Routes4U” and acquaint them with the cultural and historic heritage of Art Nouveau and operation of the museum in the 10th anniversary year since its foundation. The visit is also organized to highlight Riga as a destination in European culture routes.
The World Art Nouveau Day was first celebrated in 2013 when the international association of Art Nouveau cities “Reseau Art Nouveau Network” (RANN) suggested raising awareness about the culture heritage of Art Nouveau and its preservation by a joint celebration of a day devoted to Art Nouveau. RANN comprises 20 cities including Barselona, Milan, Budapest, Brussels, Alesund, Aveiro, Bad Nauheim, Darmstadt, Ljublana, Subotica, Oradea, Szeged and La Chaux-de-Fonds. This is the twentieth anniversary year of the association and thanks to the membership of Riga municipality in the association since 2008, the Art Nouveau heritage of Riga has been successfully promoted in Europe.
The guided tours in Latvian will take place at 12.30, 14.00, 16.00, in Russian: at 9.00, 10.30, 12.00. The tour will start at the entrance to the museum “Riga Art Nouveau Centre” from Strēlnieku Street. To register for the free-of-charge tour call 67181465 or write to firstname.lastname@example.org.
On 9 June, 2019 the museum will also offer a special price for the entrance tickets: 2.00 EUR.