About the project

Pilies Street
Postcard published by Granberg, Stockholm, ~ 1912
Lithuanian Art Museum

Vilnius. Panoramic view [on the right – St Johns Church in Pilies Street]
Postcard published by David Visun, Vilnius, ~ 1912
Lithuanian Art Museum

The Lithuanian Art Museum’s cycle of exhibitions Streets of Vilnius is dedicated to commemorate the 700th anniversary of the founding of the Lithuanian capital. The socio-topographic museum-based research of the Old Town in the lead up to this important anniversary in 2023 seeks to reveal the evolution of the city’s main streets, their cultural and linguistic heterogeneity, to reflect the events, phenomena and everyday life, and to acquaint today’s citizens with the capital city’s former inhabitants.

First exhibition: Pilies Street
Vilnius Picture Gallery, 4 Didžioji St, Vilnius
September 13–November 20, 2018

Exhibition team:

Margarita Matulytė – project leader and exhibition curator
Justina Augustytė – exhibition curator
Donatas Snarskis – exhibition curator

Jurgis Atroškevičius – tours
Žilvinas Jagėla – artist
Marius Juknevičius – sound installations
Tomas Kapočius – photography
Julija Matulytė – video editor
Arnoldas Urbelis – web design

Irena Aleksienė – digitisation
Monika Grigūnienė – editing
Gražina Rutskienė – layout
Albina Strunga – translation

Exposition team: Andrius Melys, Leonas Abromaitis, Genadij Adamovičius, Liudvikas Kesminas, Dainius Markevičius, Tomas Orlovas, Vadim Šamkov


Organiser: Lithuanian Art Museum

Main partners – exhibit lenders:
Lithuanian Central State Archives
Wrublewski Library of the Lithuanian Academy of Sciences
Lithuanian State Historical Archives
Marija and Jurgis Šlapeliai House-Museum
Vilnius University Library
Vilnius University Museum
Vilnius University Museum of Zoology

Exhibit lenders:

Martynas Mažvydas National Library of Lithuania
Lithuanian National Radio and Television
M.K. Čiurlionis National Museum of Art
National Museum Palace of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania
Rokiškis Regional Museum
Vytautas the Great War Museum


Sponsors: Lithuanian Council for Culture, Media Traffic


Pilies Street socio-topography map

© All rights reserved. 2022