Digital Archive of Vaitkuškis

Aim of the project
To integrate the material and spiritual heritage of the Kosakowski family by creating a digital archive.

Tasks of the project
1. To create digital copies of the documents.
2. To present digital images and metadata.
3. To present additional data for object identification.

Project duration
From March 2016

Project promoter
Kosakowski Foundation (Warsaw, Poland)

Project partners
Regional Museum of Ukmergė
M. K. Čiurlionis National Museum of Art
Martynas Mažvydas National Library of Lithuania
Project coordinator within the NLL (unit, centre, department)
Rare Books and Manuscripts Unit

Introduction of the project
A digital archive of Vaitkuškis (Wojtkuszki) will be created as a result of the project (http://vaitkuskis.eu). Just like other members of the nobility of the time, counts Kosakowski (who established the Vaitkuškis Estate in the 18th century) were collecting family archives, valuable art, numismatic, archaeological, and palaeontological objects, ancient weapons, and valuable books. After World War I, part of books and documents of the Vaitkuškis and Lyduokiai estates owned by the Kosakowski family were transferred to the National Library. The project partners will digitize and restore this valuable heritage in virtual space.

Responsible person
Rima Dirsytė, Head of Rare Books and Manuscripts Unit, tel. (+370 5) 239 8586, e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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