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Museum of Decorative Art and Design

Skarnu 10/20, Riga, Latvia
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Riga, Latvia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2012

The main temporary exhibitions are displayed in the oldest (former) church in Riga and you can definitely feel its incredible atmosphere. Plus they are usually of excellent quality! The art-nouveau fashion is one of the biggest ones but will be terminated by the end of October 2012. If you are lucky, there might be another temporary exhibition on the stairs... More

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Edmonton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2012

The museum is in the Old Town, but it's on the busiest street in Riga for open-air stalls and vendors selling, among other things, amber. So you can easily be distracted and walk right by the museum! Because it's in an old, restored Gothic church, the rooms upstairs are small and dark, with creaky floors. It is a bit difficult... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2012

great contemporary museum in a beautiful old church There is also exhibit on the permanent collection my master art piece ¨Wonderbra¨, special prize of the 4th Riga Triennial of textile art.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2012

This museum is housed in what used to be St George's church, the oldest surviving religious stone building in Riga (built in 1204). There are permanent exhibits of 19th and 20th century textiles, ceramics, glass, wood and metal work, plus temporary exhibits. In August 2012 there was a temporary exhibit of mostly women's clothing from the Art Nouveau period, from... More

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