OpenEthnoLV is an application of the Latvian Ethnographic Open–Air Museum.
The Ethnographic Open–Air Museum of Latvia was established in 1924. Today more than 120 folk architecture objects are exhibited in the territory of 87ha of pine tree forest on the coast of Jugla lake in Riga, Latvia.
The museum collects documents and preserves the objects of folk building monuments of Latvian historical and ethnographical regions – Latgale, Kurzeme, Vidzeme and Zemgale –, along with evidence of the way of life and culture of the rural population, characteristic to the period from the 17th century until 1940s. Latvian individual farmstead is acknowledged as an architectural heritage treasure of national significance and is included in the Latvian Cultural Canon.
The museum researches, exhibits as a whole and promotes the monuments of traditional life, as well as educates and informs the society about the cultural heritage, work and daily life traditions and aesthetics of folks who have lived in the territory of Latvia. Visiting the museum is always an adventure, which moves closer to the history, serves as a source for inspiration and education.
Now the museum is accessible to everyone from any place of the world, any time any day by using the mobile application OpenEthnoLV.
By using this application you can virtually visit each object of the museum and view photos of each object, read the description of the object which includes the basic facts as well as the place of origin and location on the map op museum. For better orientation in the museum, the objects are listed in the same way as in the museum – based on ethnographic regions of Latvia where they are coming from. If using the map, you can see the locations of the objects in the territory of the museum.
The application also provides the information about the museum history, news, opening hours, admission fees and events.
The application is developed by order of the Support Foundation of the Latvian Ethnographic Open–Air Museum. The developer of the application is the Joint–Stock Company “RIX Technologies”. The application is co-financed by the State Culture Capital Foundation.