Martynas Mažvydas National Library of Lithuania will hold a launch event for the book entitled Spain, a Global History by Luis Francisco Martínez Montes, writer and diplomat. The book has been recently published in both Spanish and English. Historian and writer Dr. Artūras Vasiliauskas will also be among the event attendees. The event will be facilitated by the Ambassador of the Kingdom of Spain to Lithuania, José María Robles Fraga. The discussion/launch event will be held in English.
The National Library is delighted to announce that two new items of documentary heritage have been included in Lithuania’s National Memory of the World Register.
Visitors are welcome to attend the exhibition of paintings by Jonas Buračas, one of the greatest Lithuanian painters and master of landscape painting of the inter-war and post-war periods. The exhibition entitled “Early Paintings by Jonas Buračas” is already open to the public at the National Library. As in his work in general, the paintings in this exhibition focus on Buračas’ studies of Lithuanian nature, architecture and small towns.
Do Lithuanian and the U.S. policies towards Russia coincide? What are the main similarities and differences? War in Ukraine and Russian interference into the U.S. Presidential election forced the U.S. to reassess Russia-posed threats. How did U.S. foreign and security policies change in relation to these events? President Donald Trump has met his Russian counterpart for several occasions. What impact did these meetings, as well as characters of both presidents, have on bilateral U.S. – Russia relations? Furthermore, given that Lithuania sees the U.S. and NATO membership as main guarantors of its security, do Western sanctions against Russia work? What else could the international community do to ensure Europe’s territorial integrity and safety of people?
Martynas Mažvydas National Library of Lithuania has opened an exhibition dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the National Library and the 40th anniversary of its Document Conservation and Restoration Unit.
Martynas Mažvydas National Library of Lithuania invite you to attend an exhibition of paintings by Jonas Buračas, one of the greatest Lithuanian painters and a master of landscape painting of the inter-war and post-war periods. His works focused on the studies of Lithuanian nature, architecture and small towns. While his oil and watercolour paintings are realistic, they also show hints of impressionist techniques and are based on meticulous studies of light and nature as well as observations of seasonal change.
Dear visitors, please be reminded that the National Library is closed during public holidays so it will not be open to the public on 5 May. The Library’s opening hours are one hour shorter on a day before a public holiday thus our Library will be open until 5:00 pm on 4 May.
From 21 to 22 May 2019, an international conference – Digital approaches in cultural heritage: towards a pan-Baltic cooperation network – will be held at the National Library of Latvia (Rīga, Latvia, Mūkusalas iela 3). It will explore digital heritage-related topics that are of common interest in the Baltic Sea region – existing and potential networks of collaboration, joint projects for research, digitization, digital repatriation, and the development of digital tools that could foster consistent development of institutions in the region and beyond.
You are kindly invited to the presentation of unique philosophical six-volume treatise – Ṣaṭ Sandarbha. The work is well known for its deep analysis and systematic elaboration of the entire theology and philosophy of Gauḍīya Vaiṣṇavism. Furthermore, the translation and commentaries of Satyanarayana Dasa are based on superb understanding of Sanskrit, Indian logic, grammar, hermeneutics, and poetics.
An American permanently residing in Vilnius looks back on his homeland (the American South). Book presentation of the photo album “Reserved Mr. Memory.”
Dear visitors, please be reminded that the National Library is closed during public holidays so it will not be open to the public on 1 May. The Library’s opening hours are one hour shorter on a day before a public holiday thus our Library will be open until 8:00 pm on 30 April.
Dear visitors, please be reminded that the National Library is closed during public holidays so it will not be open to the public on the 16th of February. The Library’s opening hours are one hour shorter on a day before a public holiday thus our Library will be open until 5:00 pm on the 15th of February.
On April 29, during her visit to Vilnius, Yfaat Weiss, the director of the Leibniz Institute for Jewish History and Culture - Simon Dubnow at Leipzig University, professor of history at Leipzig University and at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, has signed a cooperation agreement between Martynas Mažvydas National Library of Lithuania and Leibniz Institute for Jewish History and Culture. Since 2018, National Library of Lithuania and Leibniz Institute for Jewish History and Culture have been working together on an international project to research the Romm dynasty of Jewish publishers in Vilnius. The project is titled “Cultural Agency, Transnational Innovation and Publishing Economics: The Romm Printing House and the European Republic of Letters“.
The Judaica Research Centre continues its series of events “Hashavat aveda – To Return What Was Lost”, dedicated to the fate of Jewish cultural heritage in the XX – XXI centuries. A meeting will be held on 10th May at 18:00 with the renowned historian David Fishman, the professor of history at the Jewish Theological Seminary (New York). As an author of many important works on Jewish cultural history, he became especially prominent in 2017 after publishing his book “The Book Smugglers: Partisans, Poets, and the Race to Save Jewish Treasures from the Nazis“, which won the prestigious National Jewish Book Award.
Martynas Mažvydas National Library of Lithuania will hold an exhibition dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the National Library and the 40th anniversary of its Document Conservation and Restoration Division.
On 11 April, Martynas Mažvydas National Library of Lithuania held a discussion entitled “Crimean Crime Consequences for International Law and Politics”. The basis of the discussion was a 2017 book The Case of Crimea’s Annexation under International Law. A few years ago this collection of documents was published by the Centre for Polish-Russian Dialogue and Understanding (Centrum Polsko-Rosyjskiego Dialogu i Porozumienia), the Polish Institute of Legal Sciences (Instytut Nauk Prawnych Polskiej Akademii Nauk), and Scholar Publishing House.
Presidential debates held late on Monday at Martynas Mažvydas National Library of Lithuania offered the most popular presidential candidates, Gitanas Nausėda, Ingrida Šimonytė and Saulius Skvernelis, the opportunity to discuss foreign and defence policy as well as the legal system and allowed them to ask one another questions. The audience gathered at the National Library’s Conference Hall included staff of embassies residing in Lithuania, representatives of the election teams, politics experts, and other public figures.
Visitors are welcome to explore the exhibition of the works by fifteen students of Vilnius Academy of Arts (VAA) which is held at Martynas Mažvydas National Library of Lithuania until 28 April. The event is based on the open public exhibition of the works created by the students of the Department of Sculpture organised every winter where students of all levels present their work, all in one space. The selection of the artists and their works for this exhibition was not confined to such criteria as the same year of study, same underlying topic or artistic style. According to the exhibition architect, Gediminas G. Akstinas, different experiences and styles of the artists come together in an unexpected yet harmonious way once they are arranged in the same space.