Lithuania and Poland continue dialogue in the field of cultural heritage preservation

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2021 10 21

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Wednesday marked the end of bilateral meeting of the expert group for the preservation of the cultural heritage of Lithuania and Poland, which was organised in Kaunas this time.

The meeting’s participants discussed cooperation in the fields of the protection of the cultural heritage significant to both countries, preservation of historical memory, museums, libraries, archives. This was the twelfth meeting of such a format between the cultural heritage experts of both countries.

The meeting of the expert group for the preservation of the cultural heritage of Lithuania and Poland was chaired by the Vice-Minister of Culture of the Republic of Lithuania Rimantas Mikaitis and the State Secretary of the Ministry of Culture, National Heritage and Sports of the Republic of Poland Jarosław Sellin.

The experts attending the meeting summarised the joint activities that are being implemented and planned in the field of cultural heritage and got acquainted with the latest information about the currently ongoing work of restoration of sacral heritage monuments. They also agreed to continue support projects of restoration of cultural heritage which is significant to both countries and to cooperate in the field of the protection of memorial sties. The meeting participants also expressed delight about the successfully proceeding bilateral cooperation between state memory institutions and decided to strengthen it by exchanging specialists, organising internships, preparing conferences and scientific publications, and sharing information. The discussion also focused on initiatives that are planned in commemoration of important anniversaries and persons who contributed significantly to culture.

Meetings of the expert group for the preservation of the cultural heritage of Lithuania and Poland are a long-term format of cooperation with Poland. The meetings are organised every two years: in 2019, the eleventh bilateral meeting took place in Warsaw, while the next one, the thirteenth, will be held in Poland.