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The design project envisages the creation of an entirely new innovative Riga Motor Museum exposition with interactive and multimedia solutions, highlighting the museum’s collections and unique exhibits.

Organically integrated in the museum’s exposition the multimedia solutions complement the overall narrative.

They allow the visitor to explore important topics in depth, engage creatively and gain visual enjoyment. Here are some examples – audio guide, augmented reality experience, video mapping show, workstations, visual projections, multimedia solutions, audio experience, hands-on exhibits and games.

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Laying of the Riga Motor Museum foundation stone took place on the 6th of July, 1986. The ceremony was attended by representatives of the Ministry of Transport, Head of Riga City Council and other prominent guests. A stainless steel capsule containing a message in Latvian and Russian was immured at the bottom of the entrance column of the museum.

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On April 15th, 2013 Riga Motor Museum’s doors were closed due to the forthcoming reconstruction and the creation of a modern exhibition space.

The renovation project of the Riga Motor Museum envisages an enlargement of its existing exhibition area, creation of a new, more comfortable and up-to-date entrance, organization of the visitors’ flows in a clear way; the renovation project will also assure the museums accessibility for all the visitors and design a space according to the expositions actual needs while preserving the museums historical character, functional plan and its structural configuration.

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The opening ceremony of Riga Motor Museum takes place on the 22nd of April, 1989. The date chosen for the opening was rather symbolic – Lenin’s birthday and the day of spring cleaning when in 1976 the Auto Union was recovered from ZiL factory in Moscow. With the opening of the museum the Latvian cultural-educational institutions were enriched with then and now largest car museum in the Baltic States. In 1989, the new museum was visited by 75 000 people, in 1990 the number of visitors reached already 130 000.