History of the Ministry of Culture
The Ministry of Culture as a separate state administration institution was founded on 15 May 1953. The Ministry of Culture was located on the premises of the former and current Embassy of Russia at 2 Antonijas iela.
As a result of the changes in the state administration, the Ministry of Culture was merged with the Ministry of Education in August of 1993. R. Pauls resigned from the offered position of the State Minister as a protest against it. He was replaced by J. Dripe who was able to promote the renewal of the Ministry of Culture already in a year – in November of 1994.