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Turaida Museum Reserve

Turaidas iela 10, Sigulda, LV-2150

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„Castle. Archaeology. Museum. The 100th Birthday of Archaeologist Jānis Graudonis”


29. august. 2013

International Conference. Organized in cooperation with the Institute of Latvian History at the University of Latviaon August 29, 2013. Turaida Museum Reserve



9.30 – 10.00 – Registration, coffee

10.00 – 10.30 – Opening of the conference


1st plenary session

10.30 – 11.00 Archaeological investigation and museum exhibitions

                        Anna Jurkāne, Director of the Turaida Museum Reserve

11.00 – 11.25  Archaeological excavations in the Turaida castle under guidance of  Jānis Graudonis

Guntis Zemītis, Dr. hist., Director of the Institute of Latvian History at the University of Latvia

11.25 – 11.50  Cooperation between two archaeologists in research of medieval castles

Zigrīda Apala, Dr. hist. h.c., Institute of Latvian History at the University of Latvia

11.50 – 12.00 Archaeologist Jānis Graudonis

Ēvalds Mugurēvičs, Dr. habil. hist.


12.15 – 13.15 – Lunch


2nd plenary session

13.15 – 13.40 – Excavate, conserve and display – from pit into cabinets

Rikka Saarinen, The Museum Centre of Turku (Finland)

13.40 – 14.05 – Making history matter: The world heritage potential of Nyborg Castle and city

Janus Moller Jensen, Nyborg Castle Museum  (Denmark)

14.05 – 14.30 – Castle Museum as a tool for heritage dissemination
                          Ugnius Budvydas and Tomas Petrauskas, Trakai History Museum (Lithuania)

14.30 – 14.55 – The role of castles in physical and conceptual landscape transformation in the

medieval eastern Baltic
            Dr.hist. Aleks Pluskowski (Great Britain)


14.55 – 15.15 – Coffee break


3rd plenary session

15.15 – 15.40 - Historic burial sites in Northern Courland. Ventspils museum. 

Armands Vijups, dr. hist., Faculty of History and Philosophy at the University of           Latvia, Ventspils museum

15.40 – 16.05 – Contribution of Jānis Graudonis to the research of Latvain protohistory
 Jānis Ciglis, National History Museum of Latvia

16.05 – 16.30 – Discussions


Working languages: English and Latvian.
Simultaneous interpreting will be provided.

Registration until 27th August, e-mail:

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