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.
Liubavas manor will be transformed into museum
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.
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Liubavas manor will be transformed into museum

The Public Institution Europos Parkas is executing the Restoration of Liubavas Manor mill, its Adaptation to Cultural and Public Needs, and is half-completed. 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.

The project is dedicated to preservation of valuable cultural heritage object in the district of Vilnius. The main goal of the project is to restore the mill for cultural purposes and to create a museum inside for the public. The museum will demonstrate the usage of mill equipment, and will share the history of Liubavas Manor. Much of the restoration has been completed, furniture is being constructed, the exposition and a web-site are being created.

Liubavas Manor is one of the oldest in Lithuania. The reconstruction of the pond at Liubavas Manor is mentioned back in 1546, in the treasury books of the first Grand Duke of Lithuania and King of Poland Žygimantas Augustas (Sigismund Augustus). At that time, the manor served an especially valued fish on the ruler‘s table and the estate‘s territory reached near the lakes Siesartis, Kirneilis and others not far from Molėtai.

Gintaras Karosas, the initiator of Liubavas Manor Museum, says "We want to return a forgotten page in history to Lithuania, collecting and analyzing one grain at a time, so that we could relay the history of Liubavas Manor to society. We also would like to restore the mill fully-equipped and to recreate lost components. Part of the importance of our mission is to maintain authenticity. The mill is an entire "world" in itself, with interesting systems. One of the fascinating pieces of equipment is the water turbine, which is currently being restored.

Of the most important discoveries we should mention are the paintings found from Liubavas Manor. Most of the pieces are from the Slizienis family, who held high governmental, judicial, and military posts in the Grand Duchy of Lithuania, since the time of Vytautas the Great. The paintings, which were nationalized in 1940, have been protected and their reproductions will be presented at the Liubavas Museum."

Liubavas Manor Mill Museum will open its doors to visitors in 2011. 

Contact person: Gintaras Karosas
Europos Parkas tel.: +370 5 2377 077, +370 698 30925
hq@europosparkas.lt , gk@europosparkas.lt