Ongoing Exhibitions

The City of Heaven. The Legacy of Vilnius Monasteries in the Collections of...

On 7th December 2019, celebrating its 10th anniversary, the Church Heritage Museum opens a new permanent display entitled The City of Heaven. The Legacy of Vilnius Monasteries in the Collections of the Church Heritage Museum, which presents the history and valuable artworks from 17 Vilnius monasteries: from the very first Franciscans and Dominicans who settled here in the 14th century to the Sisters of Charity who came to the capital in mid-18th century.
The Monastic Orders of Vilnius and Their Treasuries. Bernardine Sisters

Church Heritage Museum is opening new exhibition spaces to celebrate its 10th anniversary. Starting 28th February 2019, the museum welcomes you at the exhibition Monastic Communities of Vilnius and their Treasuries. Bernardine Nuns. The permanent display presents the legacy of the sisters who lived in the Bernardine Monastery of St Archangel Michael. Since the museum is based in the building complex of the Church of St Archangel Michael and the former Bernardine Convent, the exhibition is also a symbolic expression of gratitude to the previous owners.
The Ways Contemporary Art Reaches Churches: 1990–2019

The exhibition showcases the initiatives of parishes, monastic communities, priests and lay commissioners that have made it possible for contemporary art to get into Lithuanian churches and chapels. Contemporary art from 1990–2019 is viewed as a question of what the development of present-day sacral art tells us about the Lithuanian society. The exhibition is not aimed at showcasing all the sacral artworks that have been created in Lithuania in 1990–2019. Instead, it comprises exhibits that are representative of certain “cases”, showing the variety of ways in which contemporary art got to churches, the complex histories of cooperation between artists and commissioners; items that stand out thanks to their artistry and quality of execution, as well as their unique ways of expressing traditional Christian themes and ideas.
Exhibition of Objects Restored in the Workshop of Museum

2019 12 07 – 2019 05 30

The largest and most valuable assortment of liturgical textiles in Lithuania is kept in the collections of the Archdiocese of Vilnius Church Heritage Museum. The Church Heritage Museum textile restoration workshop began its work in 2013. It is led by Indraja Kubilytė with the help of Vidmantė Narvidaitė. The exhibition presents work carried out in the workshop of the Church Heritage Museum and during traineeships in Cologne.





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