Lithuanian Art Museum

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Partner profile

The Lithuanian Art Museum, a member of ICOM, has been a national museum since 1997. Having a public institution established in 1907 marked the beginning of its history. The museum has valuable collections of fine art, applied arts and folk art as well as a rich library, an archive and a photo archive. Since 2009 it has been responsible for organizing and coordinating digitisation activities at Lithuanian museums. It is an approved administrator and a recognized national training centre for implementing and managing digitisation projects at Lithuanian museums. For this purpose, a special branch called the Lithuanian Museums’ Centre for Information, Digitisation and LIMIS was established in 2009.

Partner contribution to the project

The Lithuanian Art Museum will coordinate the digitisation of 20 000 historic photos preserved at various Lithuanian museums. Taken between 1838 and 1939 they depict scenes from village life, Lithuanian ethnography as well as historical images of cities and architectural monuments. Having digitised the photos and negatives at the museums (WP3), the Lithuanian Museums’ Centre for Information, Digitisation and LIMIS will take over doing indexing and transforming metadata (WP4 and WP5). We will also collaborate in the development of EuropeanaPhotography Vocabulary and develop its Lithuanian version. A workshop for the specialists of photographic archives, museums and cultural institutions will be held in Vilnius under the project framework.

Unknown woman. Coloured ferrotype. The USA, 1860 ca. M. K. Čiurlionis National Art Museum.Jurašaitis. Marija Šlapelienė with her daughters Laimutė and Gražutė. Vilnius, 1915. 14,1 x 10,3 cm © Marija and Jurgis Šlapeliai House-MuseumAntoni Skurjat. Portrait of Laimutė Šlapelytė. Vilnius, 1929. 17 x 9,1 cm © Marija and Jurgis Šlapeliai House-Museum.Stanisław Kazimierz Kossakowski. The counts Kossakowski in the porch with Montvila‘s family on the occasion of countess Sofia Kossakowski's name-day. Vaitkuškis, region of Ukmergė, 15/05/1896. © M. K. Čiurlionis National Art MuseuThe view of Naujamiestis. Kaunas, 1920s-1930s. © M. K. Čiurlionis National Art Museum.