Latvian Museum

Latvian Museum

The museum's collection reflects the heritage of the post WW2 immigrants who brought their culture and art to Australia from Latvia. There are various art forms on display including Latvian national costumes with elaborate patterns that once expressed religious and mystical ideas. The collection comprises of textiles; historical artefacts; present day examples of traditional folk art; jewellery; ceramics; wood carvings; documents; books; coins; paintings; photographs and oral history.

Address: 
34 Rose Terrace, Wayville, SA
Hours: 
10am - 2pm last Saturday of each month or by appointment.
Admission: 
Free
Facilities: 
Guided tours, Shop, Cafe.
Collection: 
The collection comprises of approx. 600 items. Textiles which include national costumes, rugs and handicrafts, ceramics, jewellery, wood carvings, documents, books, coins, paintings, photographs and oral history.
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Items

Photo

DP Camp, Willershausen, Germany

DP Camp, Willershausen, Germany
Description:
View of Displaced Persons Camp in Willershausen, Germany 1948 donated by Karlis Filipsons personal collection. He was in this camp before migrating to Australia. Taped oral history in collection
Date:
1948

Willershausen, Germany

National Costume

Costume from Latgale region, Latvia

Costume from Latgale region, Latvia
Creator:
Emilija Riestina
Description:
The mannequin in the picture is wearing the costume donated by Emilija Riestina. This is one of several styles from the region of Latgale in Western Latvia. Costume - plaid skirt embroidered shirt and hand woven sash.
Item Id Number:
429

Latgale, Latvia

Ceramic

Candelabrum - green

Creator:
Anna Ancans
Description:
A green Candelabrum to hold 3 candles made by a local artist Anna Ancans.
Item Id Number:
29

Latvia, Wayville, Adelaide, South Australia