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Pedvale Open Air Museum

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Location  near Sabile, Latvia
Operated by  Ojars Arvids Feldbergs
Area  200 ha
Created  1991
Website  http://www.pedvale.lv
Phone  +371 29 133 374
Pedvale Open Air Museum
Type  Sculpture park and botanic garden
Open  the museum is open every day. From 1 May to 11 October 10:00 – 18:00; from 12 October to 30 April 10:00 – 16:00.
Address  Abavas senleja, Pedvāle, Abavas pagasts, LV-3294, Latvia
Similar  Slītere Lighthouse, Venta Rapid, Latvian National Museum, Māras kambari, Cape Kolka

The Pedvale Open Air Art Museum is a State Historical Monument near Sabile, Talsi Municipality, Latvia. It was founded in 1992 by Ojārs Arvīds Feldbergs as a setting for environmental art.

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Abava River Valley

The museum preserves the cultural landscape of the Abava River valley.

Art at Pedvale

The museum has a permanent collection of more than 150 outdoor sculptures by an international group of artists. It was the site of the 7th International Conference on Contemporary Cast Iron Art in 2014.

White Princess

The park is said to be the residence of the White Princess, a Latvian ghost. She is more often felt than seen, and it said to draw people to come back , or to stay at Pedvale.

Flora and Fauna

The park contains native Latvian plants and animals, to fulfill its mission to preserve the scenic landscapes of the Abava Valley. Blooming wildflowers include lupins, which are in bloom for the summer solstice. Amimals include the hedgehog, Eurasian beaver, and deer. Birds include the stork and cuckoo. 03

Awards

The museum shared the UNESCO award for preservation and development of the cultural landscape in 1999. In 1999 the activities at Pedvale museum were recognized and awarded the UNESCO Melina Mercuri International Prize for the Safeguarding and Management of Cultural Landscapes.

References

Pedvale Open Air Museum Wikipedia


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