Silvia Auere Pastel paintings

05.02.2020. – 06.03.2020. Silvia Avere born in Ozolnieki, Jelgava District. Graduated from Riga School of Applied Arts, Department of Ceramics and State Art Academy's Department of Glass Art. From 1965 − 1979 she been a visual art teacher and director of amateur art studios in Riga, a long-time member of the Latvian Artists' Union, and has been participating in its exhibitions since 1976. Silvia’s works are exhibited in the Artists' Union Gallery, the Museum of Applied Art and as part of private collections in Latvia and abroad. For many years, she has been delighting viewers with expressive portraits, reflecting the most characteristic features of a people face in a minute. Silvia works share a common goal − to show continuous adventure to the audience using her thoughts, senses and wide range of emotions in the drawings of saturated, pastel still life. The artist's works are sunny, jest, lifelike, with careful work show a sense of purpose and clarity of thought, and all that directed to one goal, support her the compositions. The exhibition invites to honour the often-overlooked values − kindness, compassion, warmth of heart. The works created for the exhibition distinguished by their thoroughness, their sense of Latvian roots, their expression of Latvian life and their awareness of ethical values; as in the ancient song of warriors, with work you show your love for the fatherland.

Exhibition “40 years of Latvian Firefighting museum history”

To celebrate Latvian Firefighting museum 40-year anniversary at 6 th of September, we opened new exhibition “40 years of Latvian Firefighting museum history”. It tells stories about museum itself as well as fire depot building. From museum start until nowadays, main museum missions stays the same, to collect information and items important to firefighting and its history, to educated people especially young ones, about fire safety and safety in different dangerous  situations. Museum says thanks to all people who helped our museum grow, especially all the people who gave their stuff, connected to firefighting, for our museum collection and advice how to improve our museum and of course to all our museum visitors.

Thematic Exhibition “100 years of Latvian firefighting history”

Latvian Fire and Rescue service with its selfless work deservedly earned people’s respect and appreciation. While times goes and country’s social and political structure changes, firefighters’ main task stays the same – to give help to people in need, even if it means risking with their own life while doing it. Today Service implements state policy at fields of firefighting, fire safety, civil protection and emergency call central “112”, by doing fire and rescue service, coordinating departments, non-governmental organization,  municipal firefighting groups and municipal departments. Exhibition   open until  May 15, 2019



Photocoverage of Aleksandrs Vinks from rescue works in supermarket  „Maxima” ,  Riga, Priedaines Street 20 on 21 – 24 November 2013 dedicated to victims of the tragedy open in Latvian Fire-fighting Museum from 17 December 2013.

Aleksander Vink "Portrait – reflection of person’s character and profession"


Latvian Saeima announced 17th May Day of Fire-fighters and Rescuers to honor people who risking their own lives save others in various accidents. Fire Safety and Civil Protection College senior inspector Aleksandrs Vinks has prepared an exhibition - portraits of fire-fighters and rescuers photographed in places of accidents during several years, depicting not only risks and hardships of their profession chosen but also romantics of it.