Exhibition "Time Music. Timepieces from the collection of the Museum of the History of Riga and Navigation. XVII–XX cent."
The Museum of the History of Riga and Navigation has 70 different collections. Among them, there is the collection of timepieces numbering more than 500 items and their accessories. This collection covers the period from the 17th century to the present day. It represents different clock types: hourglasses and sundials, table clocks, mantelpiece clocks and tall clocks, pocket- and wristwatches. They were manufactured by well-known watchmakers and well-established companies in Europe, America, and Russia. The collection includes XVIII-XX century Latvian-made watches. Some of the timepieces have been handed down along with a legend as they had belonged to prominent public figures.
The exhibition showcases clocks and watches that are not part of the permanent exhibition, thus providing an opportunity for the visitors to gain a comprehensive picture of the whole collection.
Thanks to the professionalism and time-consuming contribution of the Museum restorers, in the run-up to the exhibition some of the timepieces have been restored and are running now so that the visitors can get acquainted with the different clock types as well as listen in to the "time music".
"Time Music" is performed without notation, without a conductor to direct the performance. It does not depend on our consent or desire. We just need to listen carefully to the message of this extraordinary orchestra: this time has one advantage over all the others – it is given to us.
Exhibition will be open until December 30, 2017.