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Akka-Laa – http://www.akka-laa.lv/lv/ - non-governmental, multirepertory, collective management copyright organization

Laipa – http://www.laipa.org/ - collective management organization of local and foreign performers and producers

The Patent Office – http://www.lrpv.gov.lv/ – the central authority in the field of industrial property in Latvia

National Library of Latvia https://www.lnb.lv/en - official website with links to catalogues and databases.

Latvian National Culture Centre http://www.knmc.gov.lv - organization for the preservation, development and cultivation of national cultural traditions

Latvian National Archive – https://www.arhivi.gov.lv/default.aspx?lang=LV - website with databases,   instructions and recommendations on issues regarding archives and the services provided by the Latvian National Archive (English version of the site is currently being developed)

Archivist Union - www.arhivistubiedriba.lv - non-governmental, stands for the protection of documentary heritage and development of Latvian National Archive fund.

Latvian Museums Association – http://www.muzeji.lv/en/ - non-govermental organisation which comprises state, municipality and privately owned museums for realisation of common goals and advocating for sector's interests

Promotional Society of Museology – http://www.muzeologija.lv/en - organization for the development of museums in the Baltics

The Joint Catalogue of the National Holdings of Museums (JCNHM) – https://www.nmkk.lv/ - a catalogue of holdings of all accredited museums (state, local, autonomous and private museums) of Latvia. Overall, there are more than 5.9 million items in Latvian museums. Only about 5% of them are exposed in the permanent and temporary exhibitions. The remaining 95% of them will be available with the help of the Joint Catalogue!
 

The Joint Catalogue offers:

  • Possibility to search and oversee the museum objects, museums, collections;
  • Find out the basic information about the museum objects;
  • Oversee the pictures of museum objects;
  • Get to know about the ongoing exhibitions;
  • Send an e-card;
  • Create collections of visitor’s favorite items;
  • Purchase paid files of museum objects.

State Inspection of Cultural Monuments – www.mantojums.lv - governmental organisation for preservation of historic cultural heritage, monuments and works of art.

State Inspection of Cultural Monuments – www.mantojums.lv - governmental organisation for preservation of historic cultural heritage, monuments and works of art.

Association of Archaeologists of Latvia – https://arheologubiedriba.lv – works on development of archaeology in Latvia

Institute of Latvian History – http://www.lvi.lv – a structural division of the University of Latvia; maintains lots of data bases on archaeological, bioarchaeological, etc. issues

The State Patent Bureau – http://www.vpb.lt/

AGATA - http://www.agata.lt/lt – Lithuanian Neighboring Rights Association

 

AVAKA - http://www.avaka.lt/ – Audiovisual authors and producers’ rights association

 

LATGA - http://www.latga.lt/ – collective copyright management association

 

The Martynas Mažvydas National Library of Lithuania – http://www.lnb.lt/en/ – official website with links to catalogues and databases

The Lithuanian Academic E-Library (eLABa) – https://www.elaba.lt/elaba-portal/en/pradzia – National aggregated open access repository

 

Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Lithuania – https://lrkm.lrv.lt/en/

Lithuanian National Culture Centre http://lnkc.lt/index.php?3975924795 – public budgetary institution, which main purpose is promotion of cultural and creative expressions of the society, development of ethnic culture (intangible cultural heritage) and amateur art

The Council for the Protection of Ethnic Culture – http://www3.lrs.lt/pls/inter/w5_show?p_r=877&p_d=35196&p_k=2state institution accountable to the Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania for ensure guardianship of national ethnic identity and the state protection of ethnic culture

The Institute of Lithuanian Literature and Folklore -

http://www.llti.lt/en/about/

The Song and Dance Festival in Lithuania -

http://www.dainusvente.lt/en/ – official site

About the Baltic Song and Dance Celebrations (2003) –

http://www.unesco.lt/kultura/nematerialus-kulturos-paveldas/nematerialus-kulturos-paveldas-lietuvoje – Lithuanian National Commission for UNESCO-official site

Lithuanian Museums Association –

http://www.museums.lt/Asociacija/Asociacija.htm

http://www.museums.lt/Teisiniai_aktai/istatai_asociacijos.htm

is a non – governmental organization which comprises all Lithuania museums.

 

All legal acts can be found here - http://www.valdovurumai.lt/muziejaus-veikla/teisine-informacija#.WC861VwlqVu

 

 

Lithuanian museums are the members of International Council of Museums - http://network.icom.museum/icom-lithuania/apie-mus/icom-lietuva/

http://www.icom.org/

 

Lithuania is a member of World Federation of Friends Museums - http://www.museumsfriends.com/en

Lithuania is a member of International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) - http://icomos.lt/lt/

Department of Cultural Heritage under the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Lithuania) –

http://www.kpd.lt/en.html

http://www.kpd.lt/en/main-menu/structure-and-contacts/about-us.html

Customs of the Republic of Lithuania

(About the Protection of Cultural Property and Antiques) –

http://www.cust.lt/web/guest/verslui/apribojimai/kulturosvertybes#en

Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Lithuania –

https://lrkm.lrv.lt/en/

Department of Cultural Heritage under the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Lithuania –

http://www.kpd.lt/en.html

Culture Heritage Register (Lithuania) –

https://kvr.kpd.lt/#/

Department of Cultural Heritage under the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Lithuania –

http://www.kpd.lt/en.html –

responsible institution for implementation of the UNESCO Convention for the Protection of Underwater Cultural Heritage in Lithuania

Prof. V. Žulkus. Implementation of UNESCO Convention on Protection of the Underwater Cultural Heritage in Lithuania –

http://www.unesco.lt/images/wordpress/uploads/2014/05/Article-Zulkus-2.pdf

Estonian Artists’ Association (EAA) – http://www.eaa.ee/167.html - an umbrella-organisation uniting 19 professional unions of artists and art historians

 

Estonian Authors’ Society – http://www.eau.org - collecting information about Estonian authors, the legal regulation of the area, grants and licenses. (In Estonian only)

 

The Estonian Patent Office – http://www.epa.ee/en – a government agency that operates in the area of government of the Ministry of Justice and implements national economic policy in the field of legal protection of industrial property.

The Office provides legal protection to patents, trade marks, utility models, industrial designs, geographical indications and integrated circuits.

 

National Library of Estonia – https://www.nlib.ee/en  - official website with links to catalogues and databases.

 

Estonian Librarians’ Association – http://www.eru.lib.ee/www/index.php/erye/inenglish -

with the mission to help preserve Estonian national identity through appreciation, preservation, development and acknowledgement of libraries in Estonia.

 

Estonian Folk Culture Centre – http://www.rahvakultuur.ee/Welcome_to_the_website_of_Estonian_108 -

with the aim of supporting the survival and evolution of Estonian folk culture and participating in the process of developing and carrying out cultural policy.

 

http://sa.laulupidu.ee/en/estonian-song-and-dance-celebration-foundation/ -

incorporates unique know-how of the organisation of song and dance celebrations that has been gathered over the decades.

The objective of the activities of ESDCF is to ensure the sustainability and evolution of the movement of song and dance celebrations.

 

Estonian National Archives – http://www.ra.ee/en/national-archives/about-us/ - homepage with links to databases, guidelines, instructions and recommendations on issues regarding archives and the services provided by the Estonian National Archives.

 

Information Centre of Estonian Museums – http://www.muuseum.ee/en/erialane_areng/ -

maintains the Information System of Estonian Museums

 

 

Museums Public Portal – http://muis.ee/en_GB/ -

the online gateway to Estonian museums, giving everybody an opportunity to study the collections of the museums that have joined the system.

 

Estonian Heritage Society – http://www.muinsuskaitse.ee - brings together several organizations like the Union of Estonian Archaeologists and the Society of Estonian Archivists.

 

Archeology collection of Tallinn University – http://www.arheoloogia.ee

 

Norwegian Directorate for Cultural Heritage – http://www.riksantikvaren.no

 

 

Norwegian Directorate for Cultural Heritage –

http://www.riksantikvaren.no

 

 

Norwegian Directorate for Cultural Heritage – http://www.riksantikvaren.no

 

 

Network of European Museum Organizations – http://www.ne-mo.org/about-us.html - organization promoting cooperation among museums in Europe

Council of the Baltic Sea States – http://www.cbss.org – an overall political forum for regional inter-governmental cooperation of 11 states of the Baltic Sea Region as well as European Commission

Blog of the Committee on the Illicit Trade in Cultural Material – https://heritage-lost-eaa.com/

The Committee is part of EAA, the European Association of Archaeologists

About the Baltic Song and Dance Celebrations (2003): UNESCO official site – http://www.unesco.org/culture/ich/en/RL/baltic-song-and-dance-celebrations-00087

About the Cross-crafting and its symbolism (2001):UNESCO official site – http://www.unesco.org/culture/ich/en/RL/cross-crafting-and-its-symbolism-00013

The International Council of Museums (ICOM) – http://icom.museum/the-organisation/ – is the only international organisation representing museums and museum professionals.

The organisation gathers more than 35,000 members and is made up of National Committees, which represent 136 countries and territories, and International Committees, which gather experts in museum specialties worldwide.

Besides other works, ICOM defines professional standards of excellence for the global museum community, whish are available at:

http://icom.museum/professional-standards/

 

The Estonian National Heritage Board provides export licenses for cultural objects –

https://www.muinsuskaitseamet.ee/en