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2016 08 30
Kaunas published bidbook of candidate city of the European Capital of Culture 2022

Following recommendation of the Expert Panel’s report ECOC 2022 candidate city Kaunas published the pre-selection bidbook.

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2016 08 23
European Capital of Culture 2022 expert panel’s report

The Expert Panel of the competition for the 2022 European Capital of Culture title in Lithuania produced the pre-selection stage report containing a general assessment of all the applications as well as recommendations to the short-listed cities of Kaunas and Klaipėda.

2016 08 08
Digitising cultural heritage for future generations

The Ministry of Culture outlined to Adjacent Government journal how Lithuania is supporting digitisation of cultural heritage in libraries, museums and archives.

2016 07 18
Lithuanian and German Minister of Culture opened International Thomas Mann Festival “HUMAN DIGNITY”

On 16 July, Lithuanian Minister of Culture Šarūnas Birutis and Prof. Dr. Monika Grütters, Minister of State to the Federal Chancellor and Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media, discussed bilateral cultural issues and opened the 20 th Thomas Mann Festival in Nida.

2016 07 15
Minister of culture expressed condolences to his French colleagues over the tragedy in Nice

On 15 July, Šarūnas Birutis, the Minister of Culture,  has sent a letter of sympathy and condolences to Audrey Azoulay, the French Minister of Culture and Communications, and Philippe Jeantaud, the French Ambassador to Lithuania, over the tragic events in Nice.

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2016 07 15
Minister of Culture: The Swedish Ambassador was the real soul of diplomats residing in Lithuania

On 14 July, Minister of Culture Šarūnas Birutis met with Cecilia Ruthström-Ruin, the outgoing Swedish Ambassador to Lithuania. During the meeting, the Minister thanked the Ambassador for her active work in developing bilateral relations and discussed the prospects of further cooperation by strengthening direct relations ...

2016 06 23
Lithuania seeks to expand cultural cooperation with South Korea

Thursday, June 23, Gwangju – Chancellor of Ministry of Culture of Lithuania Laimonas Ubavičius on the margins of the 7 th ASEM Culture Ministers Meeting met the Vice minister of Culture of South Korea Park Younggoog. The chancellor emphasized a high potential of areas of bilateral cooperation – cinema, design, computer games and creative industries.

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2016 06 23
The Initiative of the Ministry of Culture will accelerate the complex arrangement of Paneriai Memorial

On 22 June, Vice-Minister of Culture Dr. Romas Jarockis took part in the meeting of the international commission dealing with issues related to the Lithuanian Jewish cultural and historical heritage and the preservation of the Jewish cemetery and Jewish mass graves in Lithuania.

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2016 06 23
Chancellor of the ministry highlighted importance of fostering culture and creative industries

On 23 June in Gwangju at the 7 th ASEM Culture Ministers Meeting  the Chancellor of Ministry of Culture of Lithuania Laimonas Ubavičius presented Lithuania’s major policies and measures designed at fostering culture and creative industries, sustainable development and competitiveness.

2016 06 21
The short-list of candidate cities to hold the title of the European Capital of Culture 2022 announced

On 20–21 June, the pre-selection procedure of candidate cities for the title of the European Capital of Culture 2022 was conducted in the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Lithuania. The pre-selection resulted in the shortlisting of two candidate cities: Kaunas and Klaipėda.

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2016 06 14
Cultural relations between Lithuania and China growing stronger

Monday, June 13, Vilnius – Vice minister Arnas Neverauskas met the delegation of China Arts and Entertainment Group, headed by Mr. Shuxin Shang, General manager. The meeting focused on cooperation and exchanges between performing arts institutions and artists of the two countries.

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2016 06 01
Six Lithuanian municipalities bid for the title of the European Capital of Culture 2022

The Ministry of Culture accepted six bids from the municipalities, competing for the title of the European Capital of Culture 2022. Applications for pre-selection were submitted by Anykščiai, Jonava, Kaunas, Klaipėda, Plungė and Rokiškis.

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