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Baiba is a senior researcher at the Research Centre of Latvian Academy of Culture. She holds a PhD, in 2013 she has defended her thesis on institutional transformations in Latvian culture in the post-communist transition. Her main research interests relate to intangible cultural heritage and cultural policy.
She has animated seminars and workshops in various projects and lectured as a guest lecturer at the Latvian Academy of Culture, has engaged in both academic and applied research projects in the field of culture, both on national and international level. Baiba has also acted as independent expert for various national and international organisations.
The Latvian profile was first prepared by Ritva Mitchell, in co-operation with the Latvian Centre for Contemporary Art (LCCA), updated by Solvita Krese (2001, 2002) and by LCCA in 2003, 2005, 2007 (Dace Akmene, Una Sedleniece, Agnese Hermane). Since 2008, the profile is updated by Baiba Tjarve. In 2016, update was prepared by Tjarve and Gints Klāsons.