The Kaliningrad Amber Museum has opened a new exhibition, “Amber: Myths and Science.” It was inspired by the exhibition that was organised at the Pauls Stradiņš Museum of the history of Medicine last year. The Stradiņš museum provided 36 items for the exhibition in Kaliningrad, which will be open until January 20. There will also be an international conference in Kaliningrad about the use of amber for medicinal purposes, and representatives of Latvian museums will present several papers there.
For more information, see http://www.ambermuseum.ru/en.
The 27th international Baltic scientific history conference will be held on October 1 and 2 of this year in Rīga and Jelgava, continuing a tradition that began with the first conference in Rīga during the summer of 1958. Each of these forums has been organised in accordance with one or more anniversaries that are important for the Baltic States. Thus, for instance, the Latvian Academy of Sciences has declared 2015 to be the “ACADEMIA-200” year, thus commemorating the establishment of the Kurzeme Association of Literature and the Arts 200 years ago, on November 23, 1815, in Jelgava (then called Mitau). This is seen as the first scientific academy in the Baltic region of the Russian Empire.
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