Riga Stradiņš University Anatomy Museum
In 2019 a contemporary Riga Stradiņš University (RSU) Anatomy Museum will open its doors. It will be located in its historical location - the Anatomical Theatre building complex on Kronvalda bulvāris 9, Riga.
The museum will be the place to learn about historical anatomical preparations but is also the premises for varied social, educational and cultural activities for Rigans and their guests. Until the new museum is opened you can follow the latest developments in the setting up of the exposition as well as museum events on its homepage or Facebook and Twitter.
The collection of the RSU Anatomy Museum consists of 6000 different and unusual objects – preparations of the human normal and pathological anatomy, a collection of embryology, teratology (congenital anomaly), comparative anatomy, as well as wide anthropological material obtained in excavations and expeditions in the 20. and 30. of the 20th century.
A founder of the museum was a Swedish anatomist and anthropologist Gaston Backman (1883-1964), who arrived in Latvia in 1920 to teach anatomy to medical students. In 1950, when Riga Medical Institute was founded (today – RSU), the Anatomy Museum was included as part of the Department of Anatomy of the Institute. In 1987, the Anatomy Museum became a branch of Pauls Stradiņš Museum of the History of Medicine called Jēkabs Prīmanis Anatomy Museum. In 2017, the Anatomy Museum concluded its long cycle of development by becoming a University museum yet again and returning to the shelter of its historical heir – Rīga Stradiņš University.Adrese:
1 Street Antonijas, Riga, LV-1310Kontakti:
- phone: +371 67331864
T: +371 67331864
T: +371 67322654