Baroque Buildings of Liubavas Manor Converted into Museum
2017-04-25
The event presenting the results of the Project will be held at 12:00 on Sunday, 30 April, 2017
2016-08-22
The Conference will be held on 8 September 2016
2015-10-05
The project has been financed under the Programme „Conservation and Revitalisation of Cultural and Natural Heritage“ of the EEA Financial Mechanism
2014-08-14
The project has been financed under the Programme „Conservation and Revitalisation of Cultural and Natural Heritage“ of the EEA Financial Mechanism
2013-04-15
The project has been supported by the Lithuanian-Swiss Cooperation Programme
2012-09-19
National Award Ceremony to celebrate Liubavas Manor Watermill Museum becoming a winner of European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Award was held on 18 September 2012
The project has been supported by the Lithuanian-Swiss Cooperation Programme
2012-09-12
National Award Ceremony will be held on 18 September 2012
2012-06-07
EU prize for Cultural Heritage/Europa Nostra Award to Gintaras Karosas was presented by Mrs. Androulla Vassiliou, the European Commissioner for Culture, and Maestro Plácido Domingo, President of Europa Nostra
2012-06-07
European Heritage Congress was held from 30 May to 2 June in Lisbon (Portugal)
2012-03-20
The official press release of the European Commision
2011-01-31
The project of restoration of Liubavas manor mill, its adaptation as the museum is completed.
2010-07-21
The project of restoration of Liubavas manor mill, its adaptation to cultural and public needs is half-completed.
2009-09-30
The project is supported by a grant from Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway through the EEA Financial Mechanism and co-financed by the Republic of Lithuania.

Baroque Buildings of Liubavas Manor Converted into Museum

The buildings of the 18th century baroque architecture ensemble of Liubavas Manor have been revived for a new life. The financial support of the European Economic Area and the Republic of Lithuania has created possibilities to conserve the objects of Lithuanian cultural heritage and adapt them for cultural and public needs. The buildings of the central representation part - servants' quarters (officine)/treasury and orangery have been conserved and adapted for the needs of the museum.

The project was implemented by Public Institution Europos Parkas; Liubavas Museum of History, Cultural and Technical Heritage founded by the Public Institution in the watermill of the manor has been operating since 2011. The officine and the orangery of the manor accommodate museum expositions. The Museum implemented the project in co-operation with the Norwegian Institute for Cultural Heritage Research (NIKU) that has a lot of experience in the sphere of cultural heritage research and employs skilled specialists and experts.

The project was a very complex one because the buildings that are unique in the European context have been repeatedly converted, their condition was poor; the aim was to conserve every detail of heritage and symbol of time, the peculiarities and architectural characteristics of the period of construction have been examined in depth.

Educational workshops for owners of cultural heritage objects, renovators and heritage management experts were held during the project. The international scientific conference Rapolas Slizienis, a Bridge Between Borderland Nations attracted strong public attention, a book containing the materials of the conference and other previously unpublished materials was published (compiled by Gintaras Karosas, published by Europos Parkas, 2017, 152 p.), general information is also provided in Polish, Belarusian and Russian languages on the website of the Museum liubavas.lt.

Situated near Vilnius, Liubavas Manor is among the oldest ones in Lithuania, its history dates back to the early 15th century, the period of reign of Vytautas the Great, it is associated with many of the most prominent historic personalities of our nation – Goštautai, Sigismund Augustus, Radvila "the Red", Tiškevičiai, Slizieniai, etc. The talented Lithuanian sculptor Rapolas Slizienis (1804–1881) lived and worked in Liubavas Manor.

In 2012 Liubavas Manor Watermill Museum has been recognised as one of the best examples of European cultural heritage conservation. It has received the highest award – European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage and Europa Nostra Award for fine restoration.

An event presenting the results of the project will be held at 12:00 AM on Sunday, 30 April, 2017 in Liubavas Manor (Liubavas village, Vilnius District); during the event all those who are interested will be able to have a tour of the objects which have been the restored and converted into a museum as well as share their project implementation experience. Admission is free and you are kindly invited to attend.

Events of the project "Conservation of Liubavas Manor Officine and Orangery and their Adaptation to Cultural and Public Needs", Sunday, 30 April, 2017.

Address: Officine of Liubavas Manor, 50, Malūno St., Liubavas Manor, Liubavas village, Vilnius District Municipality

 

Schedule of events

11:00 AM       Press conference

12:00 AM       Presentation of the completion of the Project

02:00 PM       Community function

 

For more information about the event please visit www.liubavas.lt

Public Institution Europos Parkas, phone +370 5 2377077, muziejus@europosparkas.lt

Project manager Gintaras Karosas, phone +370 698 30925

www.eeagrants.org

www.eeagrants.lt

More information on the project