The Latvian Railway History Museum invites railway modelists to take part in the 8th exhibition of railway modelling “Liliputija 2019”. Goal of the exhibition is to show the best of railway modelling, share experience, and foster collaboration.
Venue: Latvian Railway History Museum, 2A Uzvaras Boulevard, Hall (800 m2), Riga, Latvia
Time for setting up models: 21 October – 22 October
Opening of the exhibition: 23 October, at 1 p.m. (to be specified)
The exhibition will be open to public from 23 to 27 October 2019.
This will be the 8th railway modelling exhibition at the Railway Museum in Riga, the capital city of Latvia. Every year the exhibition is visited by approximately 3,000 guests. The name Liliputija translates as “little world” and the exhibition - set up by Railway Museum and our collaborators - show different types of miniature railway models of various scales. They include historical models from the collections of the museum and other private collectors, as well as the latest models or those created specifically for.
We invite the railway modelists to exhibit their models and collections of rolling stock, apply for experts’ demonstrations during the exhibition, to familiarise visitors with the latest work, share experience, meet friends, and get to know colleagues from other countries.
In October 2019, during the exhibition, we will present the renovated model of the Railway Museum in the scale of 1:87, which will be ~ 45 m2 large and include three stations, as well as the historical buildings of Latvia constructed by A. Straume and the railway landscape and scenes showing daily life in the 1970s to 1990s created by I. Auzenbaha and J.Čekan. Authors of the model are J. Čekans and S. Tretjakovs.
As part of the program, the Railway Museum will organise creative workshops for children, discussions with modelists, as well as video stories on social networks.
The Museum will provide the participants of the exhibition:
- Space to exhibit the models, electricity supply, special lighting for the model, publicity of the event;
- Exhibition podiums/stands to place models on (the scale of the objects to be exhibited should be agreed in advance);
- Opportunity to demonstrate your rolling stock on the renovated Railway Museum model (schedule of experts’ demonstrations should be agreed in advance);
- Coffee breaks;
- Informal gala dinner of the exhibition that will be held on 26 October;
- Foreign guests will be provided accommodation for 5 days/6 nights at a 3-star hotel;
- Informal events: Excursions to Riga Motor Museum and Aldaris Beer Museum.
Application deadline: 30 May 2019.
To ensure efficient preparation of the exhibition, please fill out the questionnaire: online registration
Follow the creation of the Railway Museum model on Latvian Railway Museum’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/latvianrailwaymuseum/
We look forward to seeing you in October in Riga. If you have any questions regarding the application process or the exhibition, please feel free to reach us via email: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone +371 29532069 web: www.railwaymuseum.