One of Riga’s newest museums is the Riga Art Nouveau Center. After a careful investigation of the property, the apartment’s interiors were faithfully reconstructed to reflect those of 1903 so that guests may experience Art Nouveau in all of its glory, from home design to the smallest details like door and window knobs.
Open the door and imagine:
The museum’s other rooms are also open to visitors and feature restored wall and ceiling paintings, stained-glass windows, tile floors in the kitchen, oaken wall panels, furniture, paintings and other artwork, apparel, and actual artifacts from the time period. The museum also conducts themed exhibitions and engaging educational activities for both adults and kids in addition to the permanent show.
The apartment’s past
The museum is housed in the same flat that Konstantins Peksens, a prominent Latvian architect, lived and worked in until 1907. As Peksens’ private dwelling, the apartment building on Alberta Street was constructed in 1903. Together with architecture student Eizens Laube at the time, Peksens and Laube created the structure.
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