Cultural heritage


7th international folk contest-festival “the Flower of the Sun” has unfolded and blossoms in Šiauliai
2017 m. liepos 5 d. 12:52
On 1–6 July, Šiauliai hosts the international folk contest-festival “The Flower of the Sun” for the seventh time; it brings joy, colours and diversity of events...
Lithuania again supports Israel at UNESCO in dispute with Palestine  (1)
2017 m. gegužės 3 d. 09:54
Lithuania on Tuesday voted against the resolution at the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization ( UNESCO ), which condemns Israel's actions...
Lithuania hopes to hold natl day in Forbidden City Museum in Beijing
2017 m. balandžio 24 d. 10:39
The Day of Lithuania dedicated to the country's 100-year anniversary should be held in the...
Separate programme proposed for Jewish heritage maintenance
2017 m. kovo 1 d. 15:13
Diana Varnaitė , director of the Lithuanian Cultural Heritage Department , has proposed envisaging separate funding of maintenance of the Jew ish heritage, an idea...
Authorities mull transferring Soviet-era Green Bridge sculptures to museum  (2)
2017 m. vasario 17 d. 15:27
The authorities are considering transferring Soviet-era sculptures removed from Vilnius' Green Bridge to the Lithuanian Art Museum, which could in turn give them for...
Heritage chief sees attempts to stop Lidl investments unacceptable
2016 m. spalio 17 d. 12:16
The attempts to stop Lidl investments in a building in Vilnius are unacceptable, and all...
Russian ambassador fails to convince Šiauliai not to remove Soviet monument
2016 m. rugsėjo 24 d. 13:39
Russia's ambassador to Lithuania has failed to convince the local government of Šiauliai...
16 towns across Lithuania hold European Days of Jewish Culture
2016 m. rugsėjo 2 d. 09:07
European Days of Jewish Culture are starting in Lithuania on Friday, providing an...
An ode to linen led to Norwegian sheep
2016 m. rugpjūčio 30 d. 13:22
If you ask a Lithuanian what he or she is proud of, you will hear plenty of praises to dark bread, basketball, wonderful forests and hard-working people who still...
WWII German war prisoner remains exhumed in Kaunas
2016 m. rugpjūčio 22 d. 11:31
Exhumation of remains of German prisoners of war of World War II has been started in the southern redoubt of the Kaunas fortress, Kauno Diena daily reports.
Lithuania puts old Jewish cemetery in Vilnius under state protection
2016 m. rugpjūčio 8 d. 14:15
The old Jewish cemetery in Vilnius has been listed among cultural objects protected by the...
Vilnius third most affordable European destination
2016 m. liepos 28 d. 06:51
Planning a weekend trip not to heavy on the purse? The list of Europe's most affordable...
Israeli media incensed by 'parties' at Kaunas WWII killing site
2016 m. liepos 25 d. 16:43
Israeli media has recently reported on parties being held at a WWII Jewish killing site...
Violation of a Vilnius cultural treasure or one big misunderstanding?
2016 m. liepos 13 d. 06:00
In a prestigious location near the centre of Vilnius, an old state-owned villa was recently sold off to private investors. Soon after, the development regulations for...
Alumnus Anisimov: “EHU develops European future of Belarus”
2016 m. liepos 1 d. 19:53
On July 1 European Humanities University (EHU) bestowed diplomas to University’s ever largest Class – 228 Bachelors and 41 Master were awarded during a solemn...
Municipality decides against selling synagogue
2016 m. liepos 1 d. 18:17
The local authority of the southern Lithuanian district of Alytus will not hold a public...
Vilnius mayor begins dismantling of building made from Jewish headstones
2016 m. birželio 27 d. 17:01
Vilnius city authorities began dismantling a Soviet-era structure made from Jewish...
New Rokiškis award to honour Litvak war hero
2016 m. birželio 20 d. 14:23
The Rokiškis Regional Museum and the US-based non-profit organization Remembering Litvaks...
Kaliningrad or Karaliaučius: A land fought over for centuries
2016 m. gegužės 31 d. 08:24
Five years ago, I wrote about the first time I saw the lands of Kaliningrad , known as the Karaliaučius region in Lithuanian. My first impression was depressing.
Lithuania Days promoting ties in Ukraine
2016 m. gegužės 30 d. 12:38
Lithuanian Days where folk artists and craftsmen promote Lithuanian national cultural heritage , cuisine, folklore , education, medical and tourism opportunities in...
Vilnius communities should have a say on heritage protection plans, court rules
2016 m. gegužės 20 d. 10:38
Vilnius communities have successfully challenged the practice of the Cultural Heritage...
Archaeologists hunt for Lithuania's first navy ship at bottom of Baltic sea
2016 m. balandžio 29 d. 08:10
The dream of Klaipėda University (KU) scientists of finding the legendary interwar ship...
Vilnius Oldtown regeneration plan raises concerns among locals
2016 m. kovo 14 d. 17:29
A development plan for the Oldtown of Vilnius has raised concerns among local residents...
Heritage commission votes to strip Green Bridge statues of protection  (1)
2016 m. kovo 1 d. 15:17
The Immovable Cultural Heritage Assessment Council , part of the Department of Cultural Heritage, voted on Tuesday to recommend that Soviet-era statues , that used...
Heritage council to decide on Soviet bridge sculptures
2016 m. kovo 1 d. 09:02
The Culture Heritage Assessment Council plans to deliberate on whether the Soviet sculptures formerly located on Vilnius' Green Bridge should retain their legal...
Historic Jewish cemetery in Vilnius to be protected by state
2016 m. vasario 26 d. 10:28
An old Jewish cemetery site in Vilnius should be listed as a cultural heritage object...
Vilnius oldtown 'reconstruction' raises concern among preservationists
2016 m. vasario 12 d. 10:42
A development plan for the Oldtown of Vilnius , currently being drafted by the Culture...
Heritage commission to take up Green Bridge statues issue
2016 m. sausio 26 d. 09:08
The new chairwoman of the State Cultural Heritage Commission will look into the fate of...