The Museum Collections

  • The basis of the archeological collection of Ogre History and Art Museum is formed by the findings in the archeological monuments situated in the territory of the former Ogre district (Lielvārde, Ikšķile, Ciemupe, etc.), as well as the materials from the archeological excavations in Lielvārde castle mound in 1987 (under the leadership of J.Urtāns) and Krape Rogu medieval cemetery in 1993 (under the leadership of I.Bernāte). The collection comprises objects dating back to the Stone Age till the 18 th century.
  • The collection of wooden objects consists of furniture (including garden and wicker furniture), various tools and household items, musical instruments and wooden toys.
  • The collection of metal and household objects comprises household items (irons, lamps, different tools), as well as medical instruments and equipment. The items were mostly donated by the local inhabitants of Ogre town and district. The collection also contains the instruments, equipment and utensils formerly belonging to the medical personnel of Ogre (doctor Valentīns Vasiļkovs, midwife Alīde Krīgere, dentist Alīda Grotāne).
  • The textile collection boasts clothing (including national costumes), bed linen, flags and standards, different household textiles: big and small table-cloths, towels, curtains, puffy toys, footwear, accessories – handbags, umbrellas, hats, gloves and mittens, jewelry, etc.
  • The ceramics and glass group is mostly represented by plates and dishes. Part of the group is made by the ceramic works of local artists.
  • The paper objects (documents, photographs and printed matter) make up the largest part of the museum collection. The archive of Krape church, the designs of the architect Vladimirs Šervinskis, the photos made during the photo campaign “One day in Ogre” are of special value. There is also a vast range of old postcards and cards, Soviet award documents, posters and different albums.
  • The art collection is represented by the works of different authors - paintings, graphic arts and spatial objects. The collection includes the works of Vilhelms Purvītis, Kārlis Hūns, Eduards Brencēns, Kārlis Brencēns, Jānis Kuga, Kārlis Miezītis, Marga Lielkraste, Uga and Jurģis Skulme, Māra Kažociņa, Juris Ģērmanis, Milda Liepiņa, and other artists.
  • The museum collection in a digital form is available in the museum reading-room using the electronic catalogue. The possibility to get acquainted with the collection in presence is offered on prior application.