With the objective of founding the Latvian Museum of Contemporary Art, the Latvian Museum of Contemporary Art Foundation is founded.
Drawing on the founders’ funds and other financing from private individuals and in partnership with the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Latvia, the Foundation’s goal is to build the Latvian Museum of Contemporary Art, ensure the museum’s operation and governance, including the formation, maintenance and researching of the museum’s collection of contemporary art.
Believing that private initiative is of great importance to the development of society, the foundation hopes that this step will provide a powerful boost to the development of contemporary arts processes in Latvia, encouraging the formation of an integrated cultural space and making Riga a well-known and distinctive tourism destination.
Currently, all the necessary steps have been taken to make the Latvian Museum of Contemporary Art ready for construction. After the Latvian Museum of Contemporary Art Foundation enters service, the museum’s operations will be organised in accordance with the Republic of Latvia’s Museums Law, so that in conformity with the operating principles of a private accredited museum, the museum will be accessible to the general public and its collection will be included in the National Museum Collection Catalogue. Read more here.
An online gallery showcasing the seven shortlisted design concepts for the Latvian Museum of Contemporary Art Design Competition was launched by the competition’s organisers, Malcolm Reading Consultants, in association with the Latvian Museum of Contemporary Art. The competition jury has selected Adjaye Associates – working with the Latvian team AB3D – as the winner of the international competition.