M I S S I O N
To collect, preserve, recreate and exhibit the material and spiritual heritage of Lithuanian Jews with the aim to fill the vast cultural gap in the narrative of Lithuanian history and the worldview of its inhabitants resulting from the totalitarian regimes of the 20th century.
To enhance and cherish democratic and humanitarian values in society, based on the examples of global Jewish history and the tragedy of the Holocaust in Lithuania and Europe.
To offer foreign tourists an opportunity to get better acquainted with the history of the Lithuanian Jews.
To broaden visitors’ (especially young individuals’) horizons by focussing on the history of Lithuanian Jews.
To reflect the changes in the political and cultural environment in the light of historic precedents and modern cultural needs by organising respective events and exhibitions. To broaden society’s horizons and to enhance its sensitivity to the feasible dangers faced by modern democracies.
To introduce society to famous Jews of Lithuanian descent who played an important role in Lithuanian and world history, culture and art.
To develop the artistic taste of visitors by offering opportunities to get acquainted with the unique works of talented Jewish artists, including paintings, music and literature.
To strive for a memorable dialogue with different generations in society by invoking various forms of modern discourse, including a variety of opportunities offered by modern museology.