On 2 November, the Ambassador of the Kingdom of Sweden Maria Christina Lundqvist paid a visit to the Martynas Mažvydas National Library of Lithuania. The guest was intrigued by the library’s Judaica collection as well as Vilna Collections Project implemented in cooperation with YIVO Institute in New York, both of which have received substantial coverage in the Lithuania and foreign media. The Ambassador visited the Reading Room and YIVO space at the Judaica Research Centre where she had the opportunity to explore the centre’s latest stand exhibition titled “Reflections in a Shattered Mirror”.
The visit also served as an occasion to invite the Ambassador to a more extensive exhibition to be opened at the National Library on 8 November featuring unique Judaica exhibits.
In her meeting with Prof. Dr. Renaldas Gudauskas, Director General of the National Library, and Lara Lempertienė, Director of the Judaica Research Centre, her excellency Ambassador of the Kingdom of Sweden discussed the library’s strategy in fostering and raising public awareness about Jewish cultural heritage and spoke of future prospects for international cooperation.