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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
     

Closed:
2016
 December 25, 26 –  Sunday and Monday

2017
January 1 – Sunday,
 February 16 – Thursday

 

New exibitions

 

 The exhibition “Psalms” will be open to public from
October
 27, 2016, until January 27, 2017.

The exhibition will be temporarily closed
on December 5-12, 2016.
More information

The exhibition "Righteous among the Nations" will be open
to public from November 16 until December 16, 2016.

More information

 



 

 

Showpiece of the month


Jacques Lipchitz and Pablo Picasso at Picasso‘s residence
in the south of France. 1965. VŽM 5322

December


 

 


News:


BROTHER EVALDAS DARULIS OFM: PSALMS ARE THE POETRY OF THE ISRAELI NATION

 

On the 1st of December, an extraordinary meeting with brother Evaldas Darulis OFM was held at the museum‘s Tolerance Center. The meeting was dedicated to psalms and their reflections in art.

It was not the first time that brother Evaldas, the dean of the parish of Saint Francis of Assisi (Bernardines) in Vilnius, visited the Tolerance Center. He presented the structure, authors and content of the Book of Psalms to the audience and shared his insights on the lines from psalms No. 52, 55, 57, 139 and 144, chosen by the painter Andrzej Strumiłło and used in his art. More information

 


 

THE MUSEUM WELCOMED GUESTS FROM LATVIA

On November 29, the Vilna Gaon State Jewish Museum (VGSJM) welcomed the delegation of the National History Museum of Latvia, headed by the museum‘s director, Dr. Arnis Radiņš.

Currently, the National History Museum of Latvia is located in temporary premises in the capital city, Riga. Once the reconstruction of the Riga Castle is over, the museum and its exhibits will be moved there. The museum‘s team which visited Vilnius is responsible for the future exhibitions in the renovated premises, and therefore expressed great interest in the exhibitions of the VGSJM and their spatial arrangement. More information

 


 

BOTH STUDENTS AND DIPLOMATS GATHERED TO LEARN ABOUT
THE RIGHTEOUS AMONG THE NATIONS

 

On November 16, an exhibition dedicated to the Romanian rescuers of Jews was opened and the movie “Sisters” was screened at the Tolerance Center of the Vilna Gaon State Jewish Museum. The event, which took place on the International Day of Tolerance, was organized in cooperation with the Romanian Embassy in Lithuania.

A number of diplomats, including the ambassador of Israel, Amir Maimon, the ambassador of Ireland, David Noonan, the ambassador of Georgia, Khatuna Salukvadze, the ambassador of Moldova, Valeriu Frija, the chair of the Lithuanian Jewish (Litvak) Community, Faina Kukliansky, and other guests attended the event. There were plenty of young faces as well, since students of Naujamiesčio school, Simono Daukanto and Užupio gymnasiums came to learn about the Righteous among the Nations in Romania and Lithuania. Read more


 

 

RIGHTEOUS AMONG THE NATIONS IN ROMANIA

During the Holocaust a significant percentage of the Romanian Jewish community became the victims of state-sponsored systematic persecution and annihilation of the European Jewry, committed by the Nazis, their allies and collaborators. Systematic killing and deportation were perpetrated against the Jews of Bessarabia, Bukovina, and Dorohoi County. Transnistria, which was under the Romanian administration, served as a giant killing field for Jews. More information

 


 

THREE NEW PAINTINGS IN THE MUSEUM‘S COLLECTIONS

 

This autumn Mr. Douglas Bernard Schaper, a U.S. citizen, donated three paintings by David Labkovski to the Art Collection of the Vilna Gaon State Jewish Museum. Important locations in Jewish Vilnius – the old Jewish cemetery in Šnipiškės, the Great Synagogue, and the Shulhoif (the synagogue courtyard) are depicted in the paintings. The paintings bear the artist‘s signature and are dated 1937, 1946 and 1949 respectively.

The Vilna Gaon State Jewish Museum would like to extend its sincere gratitude to Mr. Schaper for this gift. The museum is also truly grateful to Mr. Schaper for the provided financial support for the restoration of the donated paintings. More information

 


 

      MICROSCOPE IN A WOODEN BOX, MARKED WITH A STAMP OF THE JEWISH TEACHERS’ SEMINARY IN VILNIUS

The Vilna Gaon State Jewish Museum expresses its sincere gratitude to Dr. Mindaugas Leonas Balevičius, who donated a microscope in a wooden box, marked with a stamp of the Jewish Teachers’ Seminary in Vilnius. Dr. Balevičius, as a physicist, evaluates that the microscope was probably used in the seminary for both educational and research purposes.

The new artefact in the museum’s disposition is especially important to the Collection of Historically Meaningful Artefacts. It testifies to the fact that there was a Jewish Teachers’ Seminary in Vilnius, and the Seminary used to prepare qualified teachers for Jewish schools. More information




The exhibition “Psalms” will be open to public from
October
 27, 2016, until January 27, 2017.

The exhibition will be temporarily closed on December 5-12, 2016.


 

PSALMS: AN EXHIBITION OF PAINTINGS BY ANDRZEJ STRUMIŁŁO OPENED AT THE TOLERANCE CENTER

 Painter Andrzej Strumiłło near his Psalms series

Psalms, an exhibition of paintings by the famous Polish painter, graphic artist, sculptor, poet, writer and scenographer, Andrzej Strumiłło, was commenced in the Tolerance Center of the Vilna Gaon State Jewish Museum on October 27, 2016.

The artist, who celebrated his 89th birthday on the 23rd of October, took part in the opening ceremony and was accompanied by Alina Chmielewska, representative of the gallery Centrum Sztuki Współczesnej. Greeting speeches were delivered by the Director of the Museum, Markas Zingeris, and the Director of the Polish Institute in Vilnius, Marcin Łapczyński. More information

 

Modified: 12/5/2016
Information
2016.11.10

 

If you want to order a guided tour, please contact us at:
+370 5 231 2357,
+370 5 212 0112 or via email 
muziejus@jmuseum.lt (Tolerance Center),
+370 212 7083 or via email 
muziejus@jmuseum.lt (Holocaust Exposition),
 +370 699 90 384  or via email mantas@jmuseum.lt (Memorial Museum of Paneriai)

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If you want to order an educational programme, please contact us at:  +370 5 212 0112,
+370 6 8986 191 or via email
muziejus@jmuseum.lt

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   Tolerance Center 
working hours:

(Naugarduko St. 10/2) 

Monday,Thursday: 10:00-18:00
Tuesday, Wednesday: 10:00-18:00
Friday: 10:00-16:00
Saturday-closed,
Sunday: 10:00-16:00

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  Holocaust Exposition 
working hours:
(Pamėnkalnio St. 12) 

Monday-Thursday: 9:00-17:00
Friday: 9:00-16:00
Saturday-closed
Sunday: 10:00-16:00

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  Memorial Museum of Paneriaiworking hours:
(Agrastų St. 15, Aukštieji Paneriai)
Monday-closed
Tuesday–Sunday 9:00-17:00
From October untill April the Memorial Museum is open by appointment only.
If you are interested in visiting the museum/the memorial with a tour guide, please contact us at least a day in advance at
+370 699 90 384  or via email mantas@jmuseum.lt

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