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On Saturday, 14 May, the Rīga Stradiņš University (RSU) Anatomy Museum will participate in Museum Night for the first time. The museum will open its doors to visitors from 12:00 to 18:00 at 9 Kronvalda bulvāris in Riga. The museum’s motto is "Open for real" and will invite anyone interested to look into the inner worlds of different people – not only physical, but through music also into people’s dream worlds. The evening’s programme has been created in collaboration with composer Platons Buravickis.

The RSU Anatomy Museum first opened its doors to visitors at the beginning of summer last year. The museum is shaped around the first anatomy studies collection in Latvia that was created in the Anatomicum in the 1920s and 1930s to educate prospective doctors. The new museum has opened its exhibition to everyone and thus offers visitors the opportunity to learn about how diverse bodies are and see that, which is usually only visible to anatomists or surgeons.


The museum's collection includes several thousand anatomical preparations – organs, body parts, and even whole bodies. Thanks to skilled anatomical work, the preparations have remained unchanged for 100 years and have become a part of the country’s medical history legacy and is included in the national museum collection. Last year, the historical collection was given a second life – a renovated building, a contemporary interpretation, and a modern digital framework that allows all visitors to explore the human body in detail.


18:00 - 22:00: visitors will be able to view the museum's anatomical, anthropological, and teratological collections free of charge – real skeletons, embryos, bones, body parts, and organs accompanied by a multimedia description. On the first floor of the museum, you can learn about human organ systems and see the museum's cranium collection. Please note that the embryological, teratological, and tattooed skin collections located on the underground floor may be disturbing to some visitors.

We kindly invite everyone to consider whether you want to visit the underground floor exhibitions. It is recommended that children under the age of 14 only visit the museum accompanied by an adult.

22:00 - 23:00: the musical performance “Iekšējo pasauļu tīrumos” by composer Platons Buravickis will take place on the terrace. The performance has been specially created for the museum and through it the composer reflects on humans’ inner worlds and interactions. The performance can be viewed from the museum’s courtyard.