On January 22, 2019 Jurgis Giedrys, former cultural attaché of the Republic of Lithuania to Ukraine, visited the National Library of Lithuania. During the meeting with the representatives of Library, Mr. Giedrys donated numerous documents, booklets and books which he collected during his term in Ukraine, from 2015 to 2018.
More than 200 events were organized in Ukraine during Mr.
Giedrys’ fouryear term of office. People of Ukraine met with more than 700
Lithuanian artists. Events were advertised and written about by over 400
traditional or e-media outlets, as well as social media. The events dedicated
to Lithuania and Lithuanian themes attracted more than 100,000 people.
The National Library of Lithuania has been increasing its
activities in cultural diplomacy. It promotes the dissemination of Lithuanian
culture abroad, supports the efforts of foreign embassies, cultural centers and
institutes in Lithuania to present projects reflecting the world’s cultural
diversity. The Library carries out its exclusive mission by collecting the
Lithuanian documentary heritage created abroad.
Jurgita Kristina Pačkauskienė
What do we know about painter Mstislavas Dobužinskis’s links with Latvia? According to philosopher Antanas Andrijauskas, before leaving for Western Europe Dobužinskis visited Riga with exhibitions . What he did not mention was that the artist not only visited Riga, he lived there!
On 6 March 1924, opera “Eugene Onegin” featuring
Dobužinskis’s scenography and costumes was performed in Dresden Opera. After
the performance, the artist instead of Kaunas travels to Riga. While in Riga,
he visits K. Bauls Photo-Studio located on Alexander St. 17 and orders a stack
of photo postcards featuring his sets from the Dresden performance.
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When did the first invention take place in Lithuania? Did Lithuanians have their own Thomas Edison? Why one magazine called the transatlantic flight performed by Darius and Girėnas a technical invention? Has anything changed in the world of inventions after Lithuania’s Independence in 1990s? What inventions do Lithuanians are famous for today? To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the restored Lithuania and the 90th anniversary of the Republic of Lithuania Patent Law (passed on 14 May 1928), the monograph about inventions invented by Lithuanians was published in 2018. The book written by six historians tells a story about Lithuanian inventors and inventions—from pagan times and tribal Baltic society to the present day. The book also contains a chapter written by Dr. Giedrė Milerytė-Japertienė on inventions of Lithuanian scientists who lived and worked in exile.