Departments

The Collection Department
Museum's collection include documents, photos, written and oral material evidence, artifacts and keepsakes. They document the occupation period, as well as the events leading up to it and the consequences of occupations. Most often the additions to the collection are gifts and bequests from individuals and organizations.

The Audio-Visual Archive is an integral part of the Museum's collection, containing testimonies about the occupation period in the form of films, photos, audio and video recordings. The staff collects and records narratives of persons whose lives were dramatically influenced by the Soviet and Nazi occupation policies. Museum staff has produced 9 documentaries baced on eyewitness stories. You can buy them in the Museum or order in the online shop here.

If you own any documents, items or other materials documenting the period of occupation and you would like to donate them to the Museum or if you would like to use materials of our collection, please contact us at (+371 )67 229 248, to make an appointment and visit us during work days from 10:00 to 17:00.

The Exposition Department
Historians of the department set up and update the permanent exhibition, prepare temporary exhibits and display new acquisitions. Recent temporay exhibits include "Tragedy of Latvia. 1941", "Rumbula. Anatomy of a crime. 1941". The main gaol of the Exposition Department in the next two years is to prepare a new permanent exhibition in the reconstructed Museum's building. 

The Education Department
Presents teacher in-service training seminars, conducts student activities, develops supplementary teaching materials and organises travelling exhibitions in schools. Approximately 4000 students take part in tours and lessons at the Museum every year.