RSU museum receives first-time national accreditation

12:43, 20 November, 2015
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The museum of Rīga Stradiņš University (RSU) is the first one in Latvia established by an institution of higher education to have received national accreditation for a maximum term – five years. The decision was made by the Latvian Museum Council in conformity with the resolution of the Accreditation Board on initial accreditation of RSU Museum. The accreditation period is from 9 November 2015 until 8 November 2020.

rsu-muzeja-pamatekspozicijas-atklasana12Launch of the permanent exhibition of RSU Museum at 16 Dzirciema Street.

RSU Museum has already become widely recognisable to the public thanks to creative and educational exhibitions, as well as permanent interactive exhibition with Anna Heinrihsone as its designer and artist. RSU Museum hosted exhibitions dedicated to various topics, such as Stradins’ family, rectors of the institution, anthropologic analysis of Latvia’s society and displayed various materials from the history of the institution, among them, unauthorised aids that students used for cheating during the exam etc.

RSU Museum is a regular participant of the Night of Museums, Researchers’ Night as well as other activities.

museum night ddHead of RSU Museum Daiga Dupate, in the foreground, as a tour guide during the Night of Museums.

RSU Museum commenced the initial accreditation process in 2015. By accrediting the museum it is recognised by the state that the museum operates according to the requirements for the operation set by the state and is capable of preserving cultural heritage and ensure its further development.

RSU Museum was established on 4 September 2001 by the resolution of RSU Senate. The museum is educational and research structural unit of Rīga Stradiņš University (previously – Rīga Medical Institute (RMI), Medical Academy of Latvia (MAL)) that documents and preserves cultural heritage for next generations, as well as makes the collection available for public viewing.