European Night of Museums is the action of one of the European Year of Cultural Heritage (2018) plans implemented in Lithuania. The common topic of European cultural heritage actualization is “Modernizing Lithuania”.
On May 19, 2018 (Saturday), from 19.00 to 24.00 in Šiauliai, even 13 museums will invite to visit night events.
The organizer of the action in Šiauliai is Šiauliai “Aušros” museum.
Chaimas Frenkelis villa
19.00 and 21.00 Excursions in the exhibition “Hello Independent Lithuania! Nationality and Modernity Signs in Interwar Lithuania”
20.00 and 22.00 Excursions “Woman’s Style and Lifestyle during Interwar Period”
19.00 Educational activity in Chaimas Frenkelis’ leather workshop
Chaimas Frenkelis villa park
From 19.00 Exhibition of Šiauliai “Senų ratų” club of vintage cars
22.20 Movie session “Emilia – Freedom Never Dies” (2017). Director Donatas Ulvydas Duration 122 min.
19.00–24.00 An outdoor cafe will be open
19.20 Dominykas Jokubauskas
19.40 Band “The Phonic Strings”
20.00 Band “Kieno Miške Kankorėžiai”
21.00 Band “Mono”
21.30 Young bards of Šiauliai University Gymnasium (Gabrielė Šimaitytė, Gabrielė Nosamaitė, Klaidas Lelys, Guoda Jemeljanovaitė (leaders Rasa ir Kęstutis Stoškai)
Bicycle Museum (Vilniaus St 139)
19.00 – 24.00 Making of tiny bicycles out of wire (1st floor), the action “My Imprint” (drawing with bicycle tread).
Education Centre for Defence and Military Science of Šiauliai University (P. Višinskio St 38)
19.00 – 22.00 The acquaintance with the development of military science and defence of Lithuania, partisan wars of the 20th century, military uniforms. The excursions will be held every half an hour. A limited number of visitors will be admitted at the same time.
Museum of Water Facilities (Vytauto St 103)
19.00–24.00 Visiting the museum which is located in one of the tallest buildings of Šiauliai – Šiauliai water supply tower: UAB “Šiaulių vandenys” history, the stages of development of city water supply and sewage system, its development and modernization, staff’s traditions.
Stasys Gliaudys’ Nature Museum of Šiauliai University (P. Višinskio St 25, Room 407)
18.00 – 20.00 The acquaintance with exhibits of live nature: various species of birds, mammals, amphibians, fish, reptiles, starfish, etc.
Photography Museum (Vilniaus St 140)
19.00–1.00 Interactive educational tasks in the exhibition “The Formats of Identity. Tradition and Modernism in the Lithuanian Photography of the Interwar Period.”
19.00 –1.00 Playful photo sessions will take place in Photography Museum’s studio “Kampas” with vinyl music playing in the background.
Terrace of Photography Museum
19.00 Rūta Budreckaitė and Titas Juška
20.00 Darius Dunauskas
21.00 Gabija Petrauskaitė
22.00 Band “Kalnų Ereliai”
23.00 Gintarė Juknaitė
24.00 Band “The lost keys”
Gymnasium History Jonas Krivickas Museum (Tilžės St 137)
19.00 – 23.00 Educational program “The Signs of Creators of Modern Lithuania in Šiauliai Gymnasium” (the exhibition “Šiauliai Gymnasium Students – the Signatories of the 16th February Lithuanian Independence Act”, excursions in the museum and the old part of the gymnasium).
Radio and Television Museum (Vilniaus St 174)
19.00 – 24.00 The broadcast of original recordings of sound reproduction devices: music box “Polifon”, gramophone made by brothers Isserlin in the second decade of the 20th century, gramophone made in Leningrad, VEF radiolla, roller tape recorder, cassette tape recorder, CD player.
Court History Museum of Šiauliai District Court (Dvaro St 83)
19.00 – 24.00 Excursions in the museum and in a unique in Lithuania courtroom of Peliksas Bugailiškis’ name. They will introduce the history of courts of Lithuania and Šiauliai. The excursions will begin at 19.00, 20.00, 21.00, 22.00, and 23.00. A limited number of visitors will be admitted at the same time.
Šiauliai Cinema Museum (Aušros alley 15)
19.00 –24.00 Film retrospective “Šiauliai then and now”.
Šiauliai Railroad Museum (Dubijos St 26)
19.00–24.00 Exhibits that reflect the history and the present time of railroads. In the outdoor exposition – the exclusive exhibition of trains, locomotives and railway machinery. Railroaders will tell more about exhibits, some of them will be available to see from the inside. Games and entertainment for children.
Sports Museum (J. Jablonskio St 16)
19.00–24.00 Educational activity “Sports for everyone”.
20.00 The history will be recreated together with famous Olympics athletes from Šiauliai who make Lithuania’s name famous (Remalda Kergytė, Santa Pakenytė, Eglė Balčiūnaitė, Rasa Drazdauskaitė, Vilma Rimšaitė, Paulius Viktoravičius, Antanas Sireika, Midaugas Žukauskas and others).
22.00 Night time zumba.
Žaliūkiai Village Miller's Farmstead (Architektų St 73)
19.00–24.00 Shepherds’ revel by the campfire (shepherd bread and potato baking), spear throwing, various games, herb tea drinking, Žaliūkiai bread tasting.
21.00 – 22.00 Outing with youth folklore ensemble “Ramtatūris” from Zarasai district Antazavė culture centre (leader Dalia Paliūnienė).
23.00 –1.00 Observation of heavenly bodies (lights) together with astrophysicists club of Šiauliai Young Technicians Centre (leader Vacys Jankus).
24.00 Midnight excursion with a miller in Žaliūkiai windmill.