Cultural Heritage Department

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...
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 obstacles on the path should be removed, says Diana Varnaitė , director of...
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...
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...
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 in Kaunas. However, the Lithuanian Jewish Community says the publication...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Electric substation built of Jewish tombstones to be dismantled next year
2015 m. birželio 9 d. 08:48
An electric substation in Vilnius , built during the Soviet times using Jewish tombstones, will be dismantled next year, the Lithuanian capital's mayor says.
Vilnius referendum proposed to decide on Green Bridge statues
2015 m. vasario 19 d. 08:25
Lithuanian Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevičius said on Wednesday that a proposal to hold a referendum for Vilnius residents to decide on the fate of the Soviet...
Soviet Green Bridge statues in Vilnius to be removed for restoration  (1)
2014 m. spalio 31 d. 15:19
Vilnius Municipality will issue a new call for tenders for the restoration of Soviet statues...