Event Schedule
March 19
11:00 – 17:00 Woodturning show 
11:00 – 18:00 Vintage woodcraft tools show, Woodcrafrt Museum exposition
11:00 – 17:00 Dugout wooden bowls and kneading trough workshop 
19:30 – 24:00 Night of Scientists and discussions "Natural wooden shapes in latvian woodcraft"

March 20
11:00 – 17:00 Woodturning show 
11:00 – 17:00 Vintage woodcraft tools show,  Woodcrafrt Museum exposition
11:00 – 17:00 Dugout wooden bowls and kneading trough workshop

March 21
10:00 – 18:00 Vintage woodcraft tools show
11:00 – 17:00 Dugout wooden bowls and kneading trough workshop
17:00 – 18:00 Lectures and discussions on dugout canoe making process

Participants
Latvian woodcarvers, Riga Technical University scientists, masters from Latvian Chamber of Crafts, students from Riga Technical University

More information
The Vienkoču Park was opened for public in 2007. Initially a temporary museum/ workshop was arranged in one of the historic barns, brought from Latgale region. Most of the exhibits however waited for more spacious premises. In 2005, Rihards entered the Doctorate in Riga Technical University, he continued to study technologies of solid wood treatment, paying attention to creation of outdoor exhibition in the Vienkoču Park and improvement of Woodcraft Museum's concept. During the period of scientific work, the Park became a field for experiments of solid wood treatment. In 2011, planning of the Museum commenced. In 2012 Rihards defensed his Doctoral Thesis "Cutting Technology of Objects for Outdoor Environment" and obtained his Doctor's degree in engineering sciences. In summer 2013, the current building of Woodcraft Museum was built. In 16th of May 2014,it was opened for public. This is just the first part of the project, being just one third of the whole idea. The museum will continue to be developed as soon as possible.

The Woodcraft Museum has been arranged as a historical workshop. It is situated in the Vienkoči Park and it is possible to learn there how the craftsmen of the past made household items both for landlords and other people. It is possible to learn about nuances of producing the log-ware and other wooden objects from the Stone Age till nowadays. The basis of the museum's workshop are the working machines, run via transmission axis with aids from the engines and belts. A special attention has been dedicated to the process of producing log-boats. The overall style of arrangement in the workshop corresponds to that of late 19th and early 20th Century. Workshops are organized during thematic events. 

Visit Woodcraft Museum website to learn more

 

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