Basic information of the sector
The jurisdiction of the Ministry in the field of archive is:
to develop State policy in the field of records and archives management;
to organise and co-ordinate the implementation of this Law and other regulatory enactments in the field of records and archives management;
to develop draft regulatory enactments in the field of records and archives management;
General information on the National Archives of Latvia
The National Archives of Latvia is an institution under the supervision of the Minister of Culture that implements governmental policy in the field of records and archives’ management. The National Archives of Latvia include: State Historical Archives of Latvia, State Archives of Latvia, Latvia State Archive of Audiovisual Documents, State Archives of Personnel Records of Latvia, 11 regional state archives, Department of Institutional Records and Archives Management, Department of the Preventive Preservation and Administration.
The National Archives of Latvia operate in accordance with Archives Law (came into force on the 1st January 2011). The National Archives of Latvia accumulate and store the records with archival value, provide access of these records, supervise the records management in the institutions and in the accredited private archives.
Archives, Libraries and Museums Division
Cultural Policy Department
K.Valdemāra iela 11a, Rīga, LV-1364