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Accessibility in the historic built environment. The Art Museum Riga Bourse (Latvia)

  • Latvia
Scope of application
  • Built environment
Type of organisation
  • Public administration
Organisation responsible
  • The Latvian National Museum of Art

The Art Museum RIGA BOURSE is an architectural monument of national importance. It was built between 1852 and 1855 in the style of a Venetian Renaissance palazzo symbolising wealth and plenitude. The building was designed by the St. Petersburg architect of German descent – Harald Julius von Bosse (1812–1894). The Art Museum RIGA BOURSE is located in the territory of Old Riga. The building has been reconstructed, as part of which the accessibility of the environment has also been improved. The museum is accessible to people in wheelchairs, with baby carriages and other visitors with limited mobility.

The museum building has an elevator that provides access to all floors, the doors of the elevator are 98 cm wide when open. The buttons on the control panel are labeled in Braille.

The museum has a unified navigation system, on the information boards. A floor plan of the Museum is available.

Before the end of the museum's working hours (30 minutes and 15 minutes), audio messages are played in three languages warning of the gradual closing of the museum.

In general, the museum premises are sufficiently and evenly lit, without drastic light changes. It is possible to contact the museum staff to receive accurate information about the use of artificial and daylight lighting in the building.

There are benches for visitors in the museum's permanent exhibition, in the atrium and on the 0th floor. In the exhibition of the 4th floor, there is a rest area with a view of the Dome Square.

The museum has pictograms and signs that will help you navigate the premises.

More about accessibility in the Art Museum RIGA BOURSE.

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