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From  August 21st to the 24th 2025 historians, researchers, collectors and scholars of illusionism and the magical art from all over the world, will meet in Riga, Latvia,  for the 10th Edition of the EMHC (European Magic History Conference), to discuss recent research and discoveries relating to the history of illusionism through a series of lectures. Antique magic tricks, memorabilia and posters from different collections will be exhibited and the conference will culminate with a performance organized especially for the attendees. 

It's time for RIGA !

For the first time the
European Magic History Conference
will be held in Riga in the MYSTERO Theater & Museum a former movie theater built in 1930 which today hosts  a 300 seat fully equipped theater,  a private collection and a permanent expositions of magic tricks and antique posters.

 The European Magic History Conference  (EMHC) began in 2005 when the"Club des Magiciens Collectionneurs" organized it in Paris for the first time.
The event takes place every two years in a different European country, past conferences have been held in France (Paris, 2005 and 2015), Germany (Berlin 2007, Hamburg 2013), Austria (Wien 2009 and 2019), UK (London 2011), Italy  (Turin 2017), Belgium (Ghent 2023). 

What to expect:

What to expect:

- At least 15 lectures from renowned magicians, historians and researchers from all over the world

- Two special events with visits to specific historical places

- Saturday and Sunday antique and vintage magic market

- Welcome party at the Mystero Theater & Museum of magic

- Gala Dinner

- Gala show produced especially for the event and reserved only for the participants. 

Later on  will be also proposed a special program for accompanying guests which do not want to follow the conference but want to spend a beautiful week-end in the city of Riga.

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