In 1936, a decision was taken to combine the collections of the two museums, establishing the Museum of Literature and Theatre in doing so. The new museum was set up on the fifth floor of a building on Krišjāņa Barona iela – a building that currently houses the Museum of Natural History.

The items listed serve as a testimony to Emīls Dārziņš's life and death; however, the method by which they were selected and the way they were described reflects the role and the type of life that Emīls Dārziņš's mother assumed after her son's death.

RMM interviju sērijā “Nākotnes muzejs” par saviem iespaidiem muzejos stāsta Ņujorkā dzīvojošā, godalgotā animācijas filmu režisore un Rakstniecības un mūzikas muzeja (toreiz – Raiņa Literatūras un mākslas muzeja) bijusī darbiniece Signe Baumane.

On 28th September, 1929, only sixteen days after Rainis passed away, the Rainis Museum was opened on the premises of the manor. Work on creating the museum had begun earlier that year, and the poet had taken an active part in the preparations.

That is how the Museum of Literature came to be," wrote Jānis Greste, who can be considered the founding father of the museum.

We invite you to join us for a literary walk through Bille's Rīga. On this walk, we will travel in time to the Grīziņkalns district in the 1930s, and compare our own childhoods with the childhood of a working man's daughter, Bille – a fictional character created by Vizma Belševica.

Bezgalīgā telpa starp iedomāto un iespējamo

Vitāls zīmols ir iedvesmojoša un zinātkāra personība, kas spēj savienot sevī tradicionālās muzeja kultūras vērtības, emocionālo inteliģenci, mērķauditorijas pieredzi un spēju jēgpilni iesaistīties sabiedrības aktuālajās norisēs. Tādēļ par zīmola estētisko un saturisko spēku var spriest ne tikai pēc ārējā tēla un vizuālās atpazīstamības, bet arī muzeja apmeklētāju degsmes un vēlmes atgriezties tajā vairākkārt