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The Lithuanian National Museum of Art is a public institution granted the national museum status by the Government of Lithuania in 1997. Originally founded in 1933, the museum is one of the oldest and leading institutions of its kind in the country, the member of ICOM. It is distinguished for its rich Fine Arts collection that totals to about 230 thousand exhibit items which represent Old and Contemporary Master Paintings, Sculpture Prints and Drawings, Applied and Folk Art as well rare amber stone and jewellery specimens and other museum objects. Geographically the museum covers nearly all the territory of the Republic of Lithuania through the network of its branch museums, including Vilnius Picture Gallery, the Museum of Applied Arts and Design, Radvila Palace Museum of Art, the National Art Gallery that are located in the country’s capital city Vilnius, as well the Clock Museum and Pranas Domšaitis Gallery in Klaipėda city, the Palanga Amber Museum in Palanga and the Pamarys Gallery, the popular coastal resort towns. In addition, the Lithuanian Art Museum is a renown centre for preservation works carried out by its Pranas Gudynas Restoration Centre.

The museum is not only aims to collect, preserve, study and research, promote art valuables that are at its disposal, but also takes an active role in regularly organizing around 70-80 exhibitions annually, cultural events and educational pursuits to promote cultural identity and sense of European citizenship in various forms targeting diverse age and interest groups. Majority of initiatives are being implemented and focused to provide better public and cultural awareness, create a better infrastructure for social services and pleasing atmosphere for cultural experiences.

Since the year 2000 the Lithuanian National Museum of Art has implemented many significant projects of the national and international scale. The museum’s strategic guidelines and efforts are well presented in art and museum’s infrastructure improvement projects as well in its digitization activities.


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