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A seminar intended for everyone interested in the issues of the cultural heritage preservation and restoration will be held on 6th-7th April. It is expected that the seminar would be of particular use for the owners and managers of manor houses and other immovable heritage of Lithuania.
The event forms part of the project "Conservation of Liubavas Manor Officine and Orangery and Its Adaptation to Cultural and Public Needs" which is financed under the „Conservation and Revitalisation of Cultural and Natural Heritage" Programme of the EEA Financial Mechanism.
The aim of the seminar is to present, with the help of Norwegian and Lithuanian experts, the peculiar features of the traditional manor house architecture of the 17th and 18th centuries. Dr. Lars Jacob Hvinden-Haug, an expert from the Norwegian Institute for Cultural Heritage Research (NIKU), will overview the Orangeries and Parterres in the Baroque Period and the Liubavas Manor ensemble in the context of European architecture. Another NIKU expert Susanne Kaun will present investigations into the polychromy of Norwegian building walls as well as the experience of their preservation. NIKU is the country's largest research institution in the area of cultural heritage, with its specialists invited for the restoration of cultural heritage objects in Europe and other parts of the world.
A professor of Vytautas Magnus University, habil. dr. Vytautas Levandauskas will present a historic review of masonry in Lithuania. The famous expert of building and green area heritage Indrė Kačinskaitė will present the valuable features of the Lithuanian manor buildings. The restorer Indrė Valkiūnienė and the architect Giedrė Gajauskaitė will share their experience of the recent object restoration in Lithuania and France.
Participants in the seminar will be invited to take part in discussions, using a unique opportunity to put questions to the experts from the Norwegian Institute for Cultural Heritage Research and the Lithuanian researchers with many years' experience in the preservation of cultural heritage.
The seminar will take place in Europos parkas Education Centre. A trip to Liubavas manor will be organised during the seminar; the participants of the seminar will have an opportunity to get acquainted with the restored buildings of Liubavas manor ensemble (The Officine and the Orangery) and the previously adapted and open to the public objects (the watermill museum). Discussions on the subject of heritage preservation will be held.
The seminar is free of charge. The number of participants is limited, therefore, please kindly register in advance by writing to firstname.lastname@example.org
People will also be taken to the place of seminar by coach. The coach will leave at 9:00 AM from Forum Palace car parking lot at Upės Street.
6th April, Europos Parkas (Education Centre), Joneikiškių village, Vilnius district
Start at 10:00 AM
10:00-10:20. Introduction. Gintaras Karosas, Head of Public Institution Europos Parkas.
A Word of Welcome. Representative of the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Lithuania. Representative of the Cultural Heritage Department under the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Lithuania.
10:20-11:05. Presentation "Orangeries and Parterres in the Baroque Period". Part I. Dr. Lars Jacob Hvinden-Haug, Norwegian Institute for Cultural Heritage Research.
11:05-11:20. Coffee break
12:05-13:00. Lunch break
13:00-13:45. Presentation "Architectural Paint Research - Finding Back to Original Interior Colours". Part I. Susanne Kaun, Norwegian Institute for Cultural Heritage Research.
13:45-14:00. Coffee break
14:00-14:45. Presentation "Architectural Paint Research - Finding Back to Original Interior Colours". Part II. Susanne Kaun, Norwegian Institute for Cultural Heritage Research. Discussion
14:45-15:00. Coffee break
15:00-15:45. Valuable Features of Lithuanian Manor in 21st Century. Head of the Building Subdivision of the Cultural Heritage Research Department Data Division, architect, building and green area heritage expert Indrė Kačinskaitė
7th April, Europos Parkas (Education Centre), Joneikiškių village, Vilnius district
Start at 10.00 AM
10:00-10:45 Twists of Lithuanian History of Masonry. Part 1. Prof. dr. habil. Vytautas Levandauskas, Vytautas Magnus University.
10:45-11:00. Coffee break
11.00-12.00. Twists of Lithuanian History of Masonry. Part 2. Prof. dr. habil. Vytautas Levandauskas, Vytautas Magnus University.
12:00-13:00. Lunch break
13:00-13:30. Importance of Preservation of Authentic Elements. Restoration and Construction Space Serving as Training Area (examples from Vilnius and France). Architect Giedrė Gajauskaitė
13:30-14:00. 19th Century Interior Design of Burbiškis Manor. Discoveries and Preservation. Restorer Indrė Valkiūnienė
14.00-14.15. Coffee break
14:15. Trip to Liubavas Manor
Liubavas Manor, Liubavas village, Vilnius district
14:30-15:30. Presentation of preservation works at Liubavas Manor. Gintaras Karosas, Head of Public Institution Europos Parkas.
15:30-16:00. Practical advice from specialists.