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Exposition sites 
  Tolerance center
Judaica. History. Modern Art
Naugarduko str. 10/2, Vilnius
Holocaust exposition
Pamėnkalnio str. 12, Vilnius 
Memorial Museum
of Paneriai
 
Agrastų str. 15, Vilnius
Future Litvak Culture and Art Centre

Pylimo str 4, Vilnius
  

 

Information for visitors

 

Tolerance center  Holocaust exposition  Memorial Museum
of Paneriai
Dear visitors, to comfor You the Tolerance center is open longer from the 17th of July till the 31st of August. Please, see the hours in here 

Closed:
2016
15 th of August – on Monday,
1 st of November – on Tuesday,
25–26 th of December – on Sunday, on Monday

 

 

New exibition

Press release
 Exhibition will be opened from 1st of July until
the 25th of September

 

 

Showpiece of the month


July

 

 


News:



The participants of the AEJM MES seminar with the Director of the VGSJM Markas Zingeris.
Foto: J. Jackevičiūtė

On the 17–21-st of July the AEJM seminar MES was organized at the Vilna Gaon State Jewish Museum in Vilnius. Educators, guides, heads of educational departments and directors from the Jewish Museums in the Netherlands, Italy, Czech Republic, Denmark, Slovakia, Slovenia, the Ukraine, Hungary, Russia, Switzerland, Great Britain, Poland, Austria, Germany and Norway visited the Departments of the VGSJM, S. Shapshals Karaims Ethnographic Museum, Kaunas 9 Forth Museum, the Church Heritage Museum and discussed the educational activities, challenges and awareness within historical sensitivity with the colleagues.

Warm meetings were also organized with the head of Karaims community in Lithuania Jurij Spakovski and the guide of the Vilnius Choral Synagogue Natlja Cheifec. One of the best experiences of the participants of the seminar became the visit to the wooden Synagogue in Žiežmariai and the meeting with the keeper of it Mr. Liudvikas. The AEJM organizes the Museum Education Seminars in different countries for five years and the seminar is supported by The David Berg Foundation, NY.


 

RHONA GORVY (1921–13/07/2013): ARTWORKS THAT CAME BACK
TO THE MOTHERLAND OF PARENTS


A great present reached the Vilna Gaon State Jewish Museum on 13 July of the current year - over a hundred and fifty pieces of graphic art and two sculptures of the artist Rhona Gorvy from the Republic of South Africa of the Lithuanian Jews origin.

Rhona Gorvy (nee, Penn) was born in South Africa and had a strong desire for her artwork to return to the motherland of her parents who came from Plungė and Švenčionys.  Her desire was realized with an effort of the artist’s daughter Elaine Gorvy and thanks to all Gorvy family.

Rhona Gorvy passed away namely on 13 July when her artworks from the Republic of South Africa reached our museum. However, the dialogue continues:  pieces of graphic art tell us of author’s attempts to express the experience of life and continuous links with Lithuania in the language of art. The artist was particularly proud of her Lithuanian roots.

Respecting the last will of Rhona Gorvy and giving thanks to her family for a possibility to hold a big part of her artworks in our museum and enrich a collection of Litvaks origin artists’ artworks, the museologists of the Vilna Gaon State Jewish Museum are going to open in the near future the exhibition of Rhona Gorvy artworks.

Currently the donated artworks are being handled and studied so they could be presented to the public in an exposition that will reveal multi-dimensionality and charisma of Rhona Gorvy personality, and a wide spectrum of her talent – graphics, sculpture and poetry.

Now you can get acquainted with Rhona Gorvy biography and a part of her artworks donated to our museum, which can be seen here.  

Ilona Murauskaitė
Head of the Collections Department
The Vilna Gaon State Jewish Museum

 


 


Press release

 


 

DIRECTOR MARKAS ZINGERIS AND THE HEAD OF THE TOLERANCE CENTER IEVA ŠADZEVIČIENĖ
PRESENTED UPCOMING JACQUES LIPCHITZ EXHIBITION

 

Jacques Lipchitz‘s artworks exhibition „Life in Sculpture. Jacques Lipchitz – 125“ will be opened for the visitors at the Tolerance Center of the Vilna Gaon State Jewish Museum on the 1st of July, 2016. This Friday Director of the Vilna Gaon State Jewish Museum Markas and the Head of the Tolerance Center Ieva Šadzevičienė participated at the radio show „Ryto Allegro“, hosted by LRT Klasika Radio station. They spoke to journalist Laima Bytautienė about the preparation of the exhibition. Listen to the record of the radio emission in Lithuanian language here (starting from: 54:25 sec. till 1.30.09 sec.): http://www.lrt.lt/…/1012911075/ryto_allegro_2016-06-17_08_10


 

Foreign archaeologists and geophysical research team visit to Tolerance Center

The team of archaeologists and geophysical research specialists from United States, Canada and Israel who are conducting geophysical survey in Paneriai memorial visited the Tolerance center, where they have met with the director of the Jewish museum Markas Zingeris and the Head of Paneriai memorial Zigmas Vitkus. Purpose of the meeting: introduction and discussion of further cooperation opportunities.

It should be noted that foreign researchers are working not only in Paneriai. Together with Lithuanian archaeologists (supervised by Zenonas Baubonis) next week they will begin archeological excavations in the place of Great Vilnius synagogue, that was demolished by Nazis and Soviets. The geophysical survey in Paneriai memorial will be finished this week.

The method of survey and preliminary results of both investigations will be presented in Tolerance center next week, 22nd of June, 16.00 h.. The detailed information concerning the presentation will be announced later this week.

From the left: geophysicist Alastair McClymont (Canada), the third - a geophysicist Paul Bauman (Canada), the fourth - John Seligman (Israel), Markas Zingeris, Owen Palquist (USA), Richard Freund (USA) and Zigmas Vitkus.

Modified: 7/22/2016
Information
2016.07.13



 

If you wish to order the guided tour
please call  by phone
 
  phone +370 5 231 2357,  +370 5 212 0112 (Tolerance center) or email
 muziejus@jmuseum.lt

 +370 212 7083 (Holocaust exposition) or email muziejus@jmuseum.lt

 +370 699 90 384 (Memorial Museum of Paneriai) or e-mail mantas@jmuseum.lt.

 

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If you wish to order the educational programme, please call 
mob.+370 5 212 0112

phone +370 6 8986 191
or write muziejus@jmuseum.lt

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  Tolerance Center working hours: 

(Naugarduko St. 10/2) 
Monday,Thursday: 10:00-18:00,
Tuesday, Wednesday: 10:00-19:00
,
Friday: 10:00-1
6:00,
Saturday-closed,
Sunday: 10:00-1
7:00

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 Holocaust Exposition working hours:

(Pamėnkalnio St. 12) 
Monday-Thursday: 9:00-17:00, 
Friday: 9:00-1
6:00,
Saturday-closed, 
Sunday: 10:00-1
6:00

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  Memorial Museum of Paneriai working hours:
(Agrastu St. 15, Aukštieji Paneriai)
Monday-closed,
Tuesday–Sunday 9:00-17:00

From October till April the museum is opened by appointment
If you are interested in visiting the museum/the memorial with a tour guide, do not hesitate to contact us in advance +370 699 90 384 , e-mail mantas@jmuseum.lt.

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