Ainavu Dārgumi

About project

By naming the places and landscapes that are national treasures, as well as places and landscapes in regions, districts, parishes, a repository of Latvian landscape treasures would be created over time. * * from Latvia’s Landscape Eras, Energy and the World, 2016 / 3 Aija Melluma, Dr. habil geogr. To encourage all of us to take the time to really see landscapes and jointly identify Latvia’s landscape treasures, the Ministry of Environmental Protection and Regional Development, in partnership with the Planning Regions and the National Library of Latvia, are implementing the project A Gift to Latvia – an electronic repository of landscape treasures: Latvia’s Landscape Treasures Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow. The newly created electronic repository is an extension to the National Library of Latvia digital library collection Zudusī Latvija (Lost Latvia). 50 Latvian landscape treasures have been selected with the help of the residents of Latvia and landscape experts. They can be seen at the exhibition, in the slide show and repository of landscape treasures Each of Latvia’s five planning regions is characterised by ten landscape treasures

Project development

928 submissions
All Latvia’s residents were invited to submit their landscape treasure at
243 landscapes
By grouping the submissions, the Landscape Expert Council nominated 243 landscapes for further evaluation (show map).
45 382 votes
The landscapes posted on received votes from all over Latvia
50 landscape treasures
Taking into account the results of the vote and the opinions of landscape experts, the Landscape Expert Council selected 50 landscapes as Latvia’s landscape treasures
1000 photographs and information publications
Individuals, museums, libraries, tourist information centres and municipalities sent in nearly 1000 photographs, recollections and information publications about
50 landscape treasures
All 50 landscape treasures were photographed so there would be a record of them during Latvia’s centenary year
  The project title is reproduced in the handwriting of notable Latvian landscape artist Vilhelms Purvītis
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