If you’ve been following my blog for awhile, you’ll be familiar with the Latvians Abroad – Museum and Research Centre (Latvian name “Latvieši pasaulē – muzejs un pētniecības centrs”, from which the short form LaPa is formed). I worked at this budding museum this past winter to fulfill the internship requirements for my Applied Museum Studies program, and I am still involved with the organization, now serving as a board member. We are working towards finding a home for the museum, so that we can have a permanent exhibition and event space.
To aid in our quest of raising awareness of the museum, we have produced a 2013 calendar. The pages are a standard A4 size and it features photographs from Latvian communities abroad and photographs of some of the artifacts in our collection with explanatory text, as well as a standard feature of Latvian calendars – name days! If you would like a photo of the cover, let me know.
The descriptive text is in Latvian, however, if you do not speak Latvian I am happy to provide a translation to accompany your calendar. Days of the week and months are written in Latvian and English.
The calendars are $15 plus shipping. They can make great Christmas gifts for your relatives, and help raise the profile of this museum that is working to showcase our Latvian emigrant community! As always, the museum also accepts donations, be they of funds, items for the collection or personal stories. To order a calendar, write to firstname.lastname@example.org (you can write in English), then write me if you want the translated text!