Basic information of the sector

The jurisdiction of the Ministry of Culture in the field of museums is to:

  • Develop state strategy and implement the state policy in the field of museums;
  • Coordinate international cooperation projects as well as inform other museums on the opportunities of international cooperation;
  • Distribute funding allocated by the state budget to the accredited museums for implementing of culture and historic, fine arts and other projects and programs;
  • Establish Latvian Museum Council and approve its Statute; 
  • Develop and maintain the National master catalogue of museum collections:
  • Evaluate correspondence of the museum to the status of a culture institution of national significance.
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