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Margriet Lestraden MA
Margriet Lestraden (1952) is museologist and
In 1993 she began her private practice, Lestraden Museum Consultancy, specialising in museums in developing countries. In this period she worked for ca. 70 (museum) institutions
From 1994-1997 she provided training courses for Latvian museums and carried out infrastructural research on the position of museums throughout the country. In 2002 she organised, in cooperation with Zwolle Municipal Museum in the Netherlands, an overview of Latvian art in the 20th century.
In 2003 Margriet Lestraden received a prize from the Latvian Minister for Culture, Raguna Ribena, for 'popularising of Latvian art in the Netherlands and for professionalising Latvian museums.' She is in the process of transforming the birthhouse of Latvia’s most famous painter Vilhelms Purvītis into an international culture centre.
She is now living in Latvia as well as The Netherlands.
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