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2023 09 18
Modernist Kaunas inscribed on UNESCO World Heritage List

At the 45th session of the UNESCO World Heritage Committee meeting in Riyadh (Kingdom of Saudi Arabia), it was decided to inscribe Kaunas modernist architecture on the World Heritage List, after endorsement by the States Parties seated on the World Heritage Committee and taking into consideration the recommendations of experts.

2023 07 10
At the Latvian Song Festival jubilee, commitments made to help Ukraine protect its cultural heritage

On Sunday (9 July), Minister of Culture Simonas Kairys attended the 150-year-old Latvian Song and Dance Festival in Riga, where he also met with the ministers of culture of Latvia, Estonia, Poland and Ukraine.

2023 06 26
Fundamental aspects of bilateral cultural cooperation were discussed with the new ambassador of Poland in Lithuania

Minister of Culture Simonas Kairys met with His Excellency Konstanty Radziwiłł, who in April began to serve as the Ambassador of the Republic of Poland in Lithuania.

2023 06 20
In a meeting with the Ambassador of Japan in Lithuania, a focus on Sugihara House

Minister of Culture Simonas Kairys met today with His Excellency OZAKI Tetsu, Ambassador of Japan in Lithuania. The meeting focused on Sugihara House, the museum located in Kaunas.

2023 06 12
In Chicago, Vice-Minister Gasparavičius presented Lithuania’s potential in the film and creative industries

Vice-Minister of Culture Vygintas Gasparavičius, together with representatives of the Lithuanian film industry, participated in the North American Lithuanian Business (NALB) Forum in Chicago, meeting with representatives of American film and television studios.

2023 06 08
Material developer and product designer Agnė Kučerenkaitė develops internationally-recognised sustainability projects

Working with raw materials to transform them into valuable products, designer Agnė Kučerenkaitė has twice won funding from the WORTH  Partnership Project, propagating the ideas of the New European Bauhaus.

2023 06 07
Cultural attachés discussed cultural diplomacy and the work awaiting them

Yesterday (6 June) 11 cultural attachés residing abroad met at the Ministry of Culture.

2023 06 01
Lithuania and Poland continue dialogue on joint cultural heritage preservation

A bilateral meeting of the expert group on preservation of the cultural heritage of Lithuania and Poland was held in Kraków, discussing cooperation in the areas of protection of cultural heritage of significance to both countries, preservation of historical memory, and museums, libraries, and archives.

2023 05 31
Lithuania joins UNESCO committee to prevent illicit trafficking of cultural property

At the UNESCO headquarters in Paris, Lithuania was elected to the Subsidiary Committee of the Meeting of States Parties to the 1970 Convention on the Means of Prohibiting and Preventing the Illicit Import, Export and Transfer of Ownership of Cultural Property.

2023 05 24
Minister of Culture Kairys opened an exhibition in Kraków celebrating the 700th anniversary of Vilnius, met with the ministers of culture of Poland and Ukraine

Minister of Culture Simonas Kairys participated in the opening of an exhibition at the National Museum in Kraków on the evening of 23 May, Vilnius-Wilno-Vilne 1918–1948. Vienas miestas – daug istorijų (Vilnius-Wilno-Vilne 1918–1948. One city ...

2023 05 17
Minister of Culture Kairys in Brussels underscored the benefits of the European Media Freedom Act and urged greater inclusion of Ukrainians in EU activities

Minister of Culture Simonas Kairys participated in a meeting of the EU Council of Ministers of Culture in Brussels on 16 May, discussing the European Media Freedom Act and approving conclusions on protection of at-risk and displaced artists.

2023 05 12
Baltic countries discussed new cultural cooperation initiatives

At a meeting of the Baltic Cultural Committee held in Tallinn, the joint initiatives of Lithuania, Estonia and Latvia in the area of culture were discussed, along with issues concerning assistance to the Ukrainian cultural sector.

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