Category: Personal Interest

Mikus Kins

A Glimpse into Latvian Culture: the Nationwide Song and Dance Celebration

Latvia is near and dear to my heart. I have travelled there countless times and have even gained dual-citizenship in the country. One of Latvia’s nationwide customs is to celebrate the Nationwide Song and Dance Celebration every five years for one week. This festival attracts millions of people from around the world to celebrate Latvia’s rich heritage and culture. AKA:… Read more →

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The History of Museums

From the first childhood visit to a museum with parents or classmates, we see items from faraway lands and times that make our human history real and immediate. More than 850 million people visit museums annually, so let’s take a look at the history of museums. Mesopotamia of 530 B.C. contained the first recorded museum, that of Ennigaldi-Nanna. A building… Read more →

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Your First Museum Trip

Whether you are an art buff or a novice, there is always something special about the world of museums. In the grand scheme of things, nothing can replace the authenticity of world-renowned objects we see in museums each and every day. Not only do they provide us with an insight into the unknown history, but they also personify the passion,… Read more →

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Why we Value Art

When walking into a museum, you are not just simply walking into a building to look at paintings and cultural archives. Instead, you are walking into a creative and unique realm of new ideas, new concepts, and new ideologies that have represented and shaped the overall foundation of history. Unlike other places, museums are able to capture the reality and… Read more →