Latvian national art gallery renovations complete

Latvian national art gallery renovations complete
The Latvian National Museum of Art in November 2015 (Image: Latvijas Nacionālais mākslas muzejs/ Facebook)

3 December 2015

The extensive renovation of the Latvian National Museum of Art has been completed and the gallery will soon be open for the public to view.

Mayor of Riga Nils Ušakovs and Culture Minister Dace Melbārde unveiled the museum’s new look on Tuesday, after a €29 million euro renovation project lasting two years.

“This national architectural monument has served the public without being overhauled for 107 years, and now in two years a huge amount of work has been carried out which also doubles the museum’s floor space,” said Mr Ušakovs.

According to Ms Melbārde, the gallery will, as before, showcase a wide range of both Latvian and international works of art.

Lithuanian architecture firm Processoffice were behind the design for the extensive renovation, which included the excavation of a large space underground.

Public open days will be held from 12 – 16 December.

Source: LSM