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Riga Art Nouveau Museum
Riga Art Nouveau Museum is the youngest museum in Riga – its opening took place on 23 April 2009. The museum is located in an apartment which until 1907 was the dwelling place and a studio of the distinguished Latvian architect Konstantīns Pēkšēns (1859 – 1928).
The house where the museum premises at 12 Alberta Str. are located was built in 1903 as a private property of K. Pēkšēns. The design was created by K. Pēkšēns and his architecture student Eižens Laube. The museum interior has been restored to its authentic look of 1903. A thorough inspection of the premises began in 2007, discovering and taking note of the original interior makeup. The renovation work was carried out in 2008-2009 under the guidance of master renovator Gunita Čakare.
The exposition presents an apartment interior of a residential house in early 20th century in Riga. Interior designed by architect Liesma Markova. The first stage of museum opening unveiled the entrance hall, the living room and the fireplace hall.
The second stage of renovation opened an almost entirely restored Art Nouveau apartment.
Future plans include opening a digital exposition.