The Department of the Republic of Lithuania and the Wroblewski Library of the Lithuanian Academy of Sciences in cooperation agreement

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2018 10 08

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PhD Vida Montvydaitė, Director of the Department under the Government of the Republic of Lithuania, and PhD Sigitas Narbutas, Director of the Wroblewski Library of the Lithuanian Academy Of Sciences, signed an agreement on cooperation on the 2nd of October 2018. The agreement will both help support joint work in the field of research, storage and explanation of national minorities’ history and heritage and implement academic projects, organise researches, conferences, seminars, discussions, and other events. It will support cooperation development opportunities for the staff of both institutions and introduce the specifics of the institutions work.

The department will both enable the staff of the library to organise and implement the measures to run the research in the field of national minorities’ cultural heritage and intercultural dialogue and consult, make proposals, share relevant research data, studies results related to the national minorities’ issues, and the resources of statistical data.

The library, on its hand, will give the department staff the access to the library funds – books, cultural heritage collections, and scientific cultural heritage researches. The library will consult the department staff prior to initiating and running its scientific researches related to the development of national minorities’ cultural and historical heritage, and the promotion of intercultural dialogue.

PhD Vida Montvydaitė, Director of the department, says: “This agreement opens wide perspectives for our relationship and will provide real benefits for the reasonable investigation and representation of Lithuanian national minorities’ heritage. The department will have access to the treasures of the library’s unique and valuable funds and will share its practical experience and results of ongoing analyses with the library scientists to implement the politics of national minorities in our days and create modern history.”

The department and library staff, scientists, and the representatives of national minorities participated in the agreement signing event. Traveling exhibition „Created Lithuania Together“ was opened during the event. Singer Gopalas Michailovskis, Roma minority representative, having a baritone voice, gave a marvellous performance to the audience.

Pictured: PhD Vida Montvydaitė, Director of the Department under the Government of the Republic of Lithuania, and PhD Sigitas Narbutas, Director of the Wroblewski Library of the Lithuanian Academy Of Sciences.