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Preiļu vēstures un lietišķās mākslas muzejs

Preiļu vēstures un lietišķās mākslas muzejs

Raiņa bulvāris 28, Preili, LV-5301, Latvia

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+371 65322731

Work hours
MO closed SA 10:00 – 16:00
TU 11:00 – 18:00 SU closed
WE 11:00 – 18:00
TH 11:00 – 18:00
FR 11:00 – 18:00
About Preiļu vēstures un lietišķās mākslas muzeju dibinājusi Preiļu rajona padome 1985.gadā. No 2009. gada decembra muzejs ir Preiļu novada domes iestāde.
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Mission Muzeja misija: celt iedzīvotāju, īpaši skolu jaunatnes pašapziņu, popularizējot novadā dzīvojošo iepriekšējo paaudžu radītās un laikmeta jaunradītās materiālās un nemateriālās vērtības ar atbilstošu kolekciju, ekspozīciju, izstāžu un izglītojošo pasākumu veidošanu.
Description The museum's collection consist of 19,000 storage units which reflects local history, the role of eminent personalities in various county and national historic events. The main exposition also gives opportunity to see famous P.Cernavska and other Preili county ceramists works, ancient tools and household objects of local people, historic photographs, documents, Latgales artists' paintings and graphics.

Main exposition:
“Preili in century mirrors”
Raina bulv. 28, Preili

Email: tekla.bekesa@preili.lv
Phone: +371 65322731, +371 26056076
Exposition working hours
Tue - Fri:
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sun: Free

In the house of Polikarps Cernavskis (1923.-1997.) Preiļi History and Applied Arts Museum offers an interactive exposition „MŪŽS VIRPAS APĻOTS” (Lifetime Rounded by a Potter Wheel).
There it is possible to follow the development of the ceramist from the making of simple household vessels to elegant and complex decorative ceramics forms and to enjoy the master’s colour games and the diversity of ornamental design.

In the exposition is outlined the contribution of two other ceramists Andrejs Paulans (A.Paulāns) and Polikarps Vilcans (P.Vilcāns), who are the laureates of the year 1937 Paris exhibition Golden medal, and the role of Latgale’s ceramics “father”, art historian Janis Pujats (Jānis Pujats) in the popularizing of ceramists’ work. In the exhibition the visitors can find out also about the biggest achievement of Polikarps Cernavskis in his Preili period – the establishment of Preili ceramists group in 1986.

The continuators of Polikarps Cernavskis work are his son Jazeps Cernavskis and Jazeps Caics. J.Caics has participated in exhibitions in Preili, Gulbene, Rezekne, Balvi, Liepaja, Riga, Moscow, St. Petersburg, Germany and Australia. He is a member of A. Paulans Folk decorative arts studio Potters of Rezekne District. In 1986 J. Caics earned the name of Folk Applied Arts Master.

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