Italian art of the past centuries, especially painting, has pride of place in the displays of countless Western European art museums and they especially welcome exhibitions relating to the art of the 15th, 16th and 17th centuries.


The Amber of Tutankhamun. Ancient Egypt / The Amber Road – an international exhibition project bringing together the Ancient Egyptian art collections of various world museums.

The Amber of Tutankhamun is one of the most ambitious projects of the Amber Vein thematic line of Riga – European Capital of Culture 2014. It marks the most distant point on the Amber Road – Egypt.

“In Search of Future Art. Voldemārs Matvejs and non-European (African, Pacific, North Asian) Art” is a multidisciplinary project aimed at popularising the work of the Latvian painter, theorist and researcher Voldemārs Matvejs (1877-1914), taking into account his unique investment in studies of art and culture in Africa, Pacific and Northern Asia in the early 20th century.