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National History Museum of Latvia

The Latvian Museum of National History is a national history museum in Riga, Latvia. It was founded in 1869 by the Riga Latvian Society. Since 1920 it has been located in Riga Castle and in 1924 it attained state museum status. Its mission is "to collect, preserve, research and popularise spiritual and material culture from Latvia and the world from ancient times until today, which has archaeological, ethnographic, numismatic, historical or artistic significance, in the interests of the Latvian nation and its people".