International Fair Heritas – interactive and innovative presentation of activities and products by freelancing professionals (architecture, art research, restoration, moulding, sculpture, archaeology, woodworking, furniture restoration, smithery (only architectural details, etc.), private companies (restoration, research and investigations, building materials and equipment used for the conservation of cultural heritage, paint, finishing materials, architecture, modern technologies, examination and testing hardware, etc.), and state institutions.

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Lithuanian National Commission for UNESCO is a socially-minded 25 education, science and culture specialists. The purpose of the Lithuanian National Commission for UNESCO is to ensure the active participation of the Republic of Lithuania in UNESCO’s activities in developing, evaluating and implementing UNESCO-compliant programs.

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Cultural Heritage Centre goal is to collect data about cultural heritage necessary for inventory and to maintain the cultural heritage inventory; to collect and to manage the documents and data about the cultural heritage. In line with these objectives, the Cultural Heritage Centre has been performing the following functions: collects material information which characterizes the cultural heritage and documents past and present; collects, refines and systematizes such information; conducts historical and physical researches (except for reconnaissance and detailed archaeological research) related to the cultural heritage and collects, manages and prepares the related documents and information; submits the collected data to the Cultural Heritage Department; performs activities of special heritage protection library.
The research practices that are performed in Cultural Heritage Centre will be presented. The specific methods and examples will be shown during the guided tours and in the exhibition floor. Become a researcher of paint layers, try to evaluate the valuable qualities of the objects or become other specialist of the centre.

The Lithuanian National Commission for Cultural Heritage is an expert and adviser to the Parliament, the President and the Government of the Republic of Lithuania on issues related to the state policy of cultural heritage protection, its implementation, evaluation and improvement. The main mission of the National Commission for Cultural Heritage is to participate in the formation of policy and strategy for the protection of cultural heritage, to inform the Parliament, the President and the Government about issues related to the protection of cultural heritage and to participate in drafting laws or other legal acts related to the protection of cultural heritage. The National Commission for Cultural Heritage consists of 12 experts, delegated by the President, the Parliament, the Prime Minister and registered associations whose activities are related to the research, protection and promotion of cultural heritage. One of the main goals of the National Commission for Cultural Heritage is to raise awareness among policy-makers and the representatives of the public at all levels about the issues of cultural heritage protection policy and strategy, and to raise awareness of the concept, goals and importance of cultural heritage policy.

ICOMOS. International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) – is a non-governmental international organisation dedicated to the conservation of the world’s monuments and sites.

The Department of Cultural Heritage performs the functions of the protection of immovable cultural heritage and movable cultural properties assigned to it by laws and other legal acts; these functions include maintenance and management of cultural properties, maintenance of accounting and control of cultural heritage, as well as presentation of cultural heritage to the society; the Department also contributes to the formation and implementation of national policies in the area of protection of cultural heritage. The mission of the Department is to preserve cultural heritage of Lithuania and pass it on to future generations as a guarantee of survival of the national identity, an integral part of landscape and a means of formation of Lithuania’s image by providing conditions for the society to get to know and use it.

Old Town Renewal Agency is specialized in the field of the maintenance and management of the UNESCO World Heritage Site – Vilnius Old Town Cultural Heritage. The Agency collects, summarizes and disseminates information related to the state and development of the general physical and cultural properties of the Old City, and monitors them.

Faculty of History at Vilnius University is carrying out research in the field of cultural heritage in several directions. Research. Anthropological, archaeological, historical, visual, and sociological research of objects and places of cultural heritage; theory of cultural heritage; heritage and memory; history of cultural heritage conservation; feasibility studies and concepts of heritage revival. The research is presented in the scientific publications, reports, and popular science publications. Dissemination. The joint projects with state, heritage, memory (museums, archives) and other institutions and also with the local communities are implemented. The projects are aiming at the heritage actualization, revival and dissemination. Studies. The master programme ‘Cultural Heritage Conservation’ is successfully carried out at the Faculty of History since 2003. The programme trains specialists in the field of heritage research, management, and interpretation.

Centre of Wooden Architectural Heritage Conservation, Research and Training of the Open-Air Museum of Lithuania. The Centre has been opened in the restored Aristavėlė Manor House, which has been moved to the Open-Air Museum of Lithuania from Kėdainiai district. The centre operates as a facility for the conservation of wooden built heritage and for the training in traditional crafts. The centre holds seminars, courses of practice and theory, offers professional consultations. Activities of the research centre focus on the care and conservation of wooden buildings, which is relevant for heritage conservation specialists, traditional craft masters, building owners and managers. Employees of the centre specialise in historical art research, architectural, technological and structural research of wooden built heritage.

Future Society Institute carries out interdisciplinary applied research and manages projects in culture, innovations and sustainable development. The mission of the Institute is to foster the culture of interdisciplinary research in Lithuania through institutional and inter-sectoral cooperation, promote innovations in the area of cultural and creative industries and sustainable development.

European Heritage Volunteers has been active in heritage-related volunteering for more than twenty years. Its objective is to establish links between heritage and volunteering by continuously working to foster a deeper understanding of heritage and volunteering among those active in either field, and by linking the two fields through practical hands-on projects and educational activities.

European Humanities University is a Belarusian university that officially works in Vilnius since 2006. The purpose of the university is to integrate Belarus into the European and global community through the development of international educational programs and research projects. Location of the University provides possibilities for developing international cooperation and implementing projects in heritage and tourism related to Belarus and Europe. EHU has recently developed new BA and MA programs in the cultural heritage field.


The protection of buildings, their restoration and conservation, wood protection – and the protection of value: this is the Remmers Company’s international approach for more than 60 years. Company’s success factors – superior product systems combined with first-class local service – also guarantee our sustained strategic growth internationally.

In collaboration with worldwide known facade and roof coating manufacturers and technologists allows “UAB Kitokia renovacija” to provide the newest and the most advanced solutions that help to preserve architectural heritage.  Company is one of the few companies in Lithuania that are able to solve renovation and maintenance problems in various stages of a building.


BiometrijaPLLC. The company supplies equipment, diagnostic reagents and supplies to medical, scientific and industrial laboratories, and educational institutions. The company was founded in 1995.

ArcheodomusIEAC – conservation and restoration of wall paintings. The company provides the cultural heritage management works: polychrome studies, research, conservation, restoration, reconstruction of wall paintings. The qualification of the company is confirmed by the existing licenses, specialist certificates.

Narutis Hotel – a luxury five-start plus hotel in the Old Town of Vilnius. A fine dining restaurant, SPA, individual design cosy rooms, parking lot in the hotel yard and a very convenient location for you to relax and enjoy your stay.

Heritage Conservation Department of Vilnius Academy of Arts offers undergraduate and graduate studies in Restoration of Art and Interior Heritage. The Department provides training to future restorers of six specialisations.

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Public Institution “Archaeology Center” is a company established in 2016 which focuses on promoting archaeological heritage and dissemination of research results. Primary activities mainly consist of archaeological surveys which are carried out across all Lithuania. The research is kept at the highest quality level by not sparing any resources neither for necessary equipment nor for natural science studies, without whom modern archaeology cannot be thought of. Company works on dissemination of research results as believes the results of archaeological investigations should be made available to every citizen of Lithuania.

Kaunas Fortress is a complex of military architecture and fortification buildings located in Kaunas and Kaunas district. This complex has a great historical and architectural value, also a future potential. Kaunas Fortress Park has 62 objects in Kaunas city and 6 objects in Kaunas district.The goal of Kaunas Fortress Park is to manage this cultural heritage and to apply it to the needs of these times.
Kaunas Fortress yesterday – defensive, occupational, militaristic, brutal.
Kaunas fortress today is collapsing, also attracting interest, full of potential, uniting communities, protected, prepared for a qualitative leap.
Kaunas Fortress tomorrow will be well-organized, safe, interesting, with functioning educational and community centers. It could stand out in the context of the use in the whole Europe.

MB “Meno kūrinių tyrimai” is a private laboratory where various methods of examination of works of art are being applied. Optical investigation, technical photography, chemical analysis, non-destructive methods using ultraviolet, infrared and X-rays provides data that’s invisible for the naked eye. Underdrawings, inpaints, vanished inscriptions or signatures, constructional features and in some cases preliminary identified materials give additional data for an expert to decide on objects’ condition, previous restorations, authenticity or dating. The key feature is portability and mobility. Specially designed unique mobile laboratory has no equivalent in Lithuania.

The Society of Lithuanian Archaeology is a scientific public organization uniting more than 200 archaeologists and representatives of the community from Lithuania and foreign countries who are actively working in the field of archaeological heritage. Since 1989 The Society of Lithuanian Archaeology investigates, administrates, preserves and makes Lithuanian archaeological heritage relevant in order to popularize scientific research, contribute towards improvement of the legitimate and methodological base of archaeological heritage, coordinate public activities, organize scientific conferences, promote refinement of research methods and educate youth.

VšĮ Atvirosios fotografijos dirbtuvės (Open Photography Workshop) focuses on the studies, research and promotion of analogue, old, and alternative photographic processes. Demonstrations of photographic craft and historical photographic techniques in different events. Trainings in classical and alternative image photography and printing techniques.

Paliesius manor faithfully keeps old mysteries by its masonry‘s walls. Nowadays this place offers wonderful sensation of peacefulness and invites to rest from the daily life, dive into music, art world or just to run from the civilization into nature. Paliesius manor was changed a lot by its history. Now, it is the place which has kept the spirit of centuries and has been revived for the new life. Paliesius manor again becomes the center of allure. Symbols will lead you everywhere. No matter it will be stones which keep the mystery of centuries, or birds chirping, or the swamp, whispering in the dewy grass in the early morning. Or fresh rolls of bread smelling cinnamon just pulled out of the oven. Or forever green artichoke.

Restoration Centre of Aušros Museum, a structural unit of Šiauliai Aušros Museum, aims at facilitating the conservation, preservation and knowledge of cultural heritage properties through their studies, conservation and restoration.

The Restoration Centre carries out historical conservation and restoration works of metal, wood, polychrome sculptures, documents, prints, and photographs. Around 200 exhibits are restored each year. Specialists of the Centre work on preventive conservation: preparation of exhibits for display in exhibitions, monitoring of micro-climate in repositories and exhibition areas. Recommendations on the storage, transportation and display of exhibits. Thematic excursions on the work of restorers and their work processes.

Photography Museum of Šiauliai Aušros Museum is the only specialised museum of photography art and technique in Lithuania, an important multifunctional centre of photography that houses and represents a significant collection of nearly 150,000 exhibits and museum pieces of Lithuanian visual heritage, photography technique and equipment, prints and documents.

Centre for Applied Research and Conservation of Cultural Heritage of Vilnius Academy of Arts was founded during the project “Establishment and Strengthening of Activities of the Centre for Applied Research and Conservation of Cultural Heritage at Kęstučio Street 3-2 in Telšiai”. The main objective of the project is to contribute to the preservation of the Lithuanian cultural heritage by facilitating the research of cultural heritage and education activities. The Centre carries out wooden heritage restoration works, implements project and education activities.

Academy of Arts of Kaunas University of Applied Sciences offers the programme of studies “Conservation and Restoration of Art Works”. The programme of studies helps preserve cultural heritage objects of Lithuania and the European Union. Many objects are awaiting restoration in our national museums, therefore, there is a demand for such specialists in conservation and restoration projects. Education for restorers of art works is available only at the Kaunas University of Applied Sciences.

Pranas Gudynas Restoration Centre of the Lithuanian Art Museum examines, conserves and restores the art works, historical and archaeological valuables owned by Lithuanian museums, churches and private persons. The Centre operates the restoration workshops for paintings, graphics, textiles, ceramics, polychrome wooden sculpture, wooden furniture and frames, metal works and archaeological findings. The Research Division is involved in complex technological investigations of objects undergoing restoration, analyses restoration materials and methods, improves customary and creates new conservation and restoration technologies. The Restoration Centre has more than 60 highly skilled restorers and researches of different specialisation areas.

UAB Jautmalkės lėpis – restoration of diverse objects of wooden built heritage: structures of log houses, wooden floors, joinery works (windows, doors), small architecture works (chapels, crosses, roof poles), furniture. Traditional construction of log houses and panel houses, production of wood chips, wood chip roofing. Construction of new log houses, bath houses and other household structures.

Society of Wood Craftsmen unites masters of wood craft, consumers, designers, architects, restorers, other persons who admire wood and its products.

UAB Mokmedis, a young, dynamic and ambitious company that blends state of the art and traditional woodworking technologies in training, production and restoration processes. Production of highly sophisticated joinery works, giving a second life to antique windows, staircases, doors and other articles damaged by the time, nature and humans. Artisan training for curious persons.

MB Fabrilio studija – masters interested in the history, technologies and traditions of wooden built structures. Efforts to revive and foster wood working traditions, a respectful attitude to the construction of and care about wooden houses.

IĮ Sakalų svetainė. Saulius Sakalas, a craftsman and restorer working with wooden structures of buildings – reconstruction of walls, wall elements and roofs, restoration of former quality and shapes to houses, restoration of other parts of houses such as doors, windows, foundations, finishing.

Saulius Jackevičius, a craftsman and artisan, developer of natural building materials, technologist, educator and lecturer. 25 years of work with paint and plaster. For the last decade, an active promoter of the Lithuanian clay house culture, developer of the clay floor, participant in projects, lecturer, host of workshops and educational seminars on the topics of natural, traditional paint and plaster. Knowledge applied in painting of different surfaces, plastering with clay and lime plasters as well as making earthen floors.

Artūras Šuliokas, an expert of furnaces, fireplaces and chimneys, who has been building, reconstructing, rebuilding furnaces and fireplaces since 1991.

Marija Liugienė, folk artist, folk co-ordinator of cultural activities at Vilnius Ethnic Culture Centre. The Centre holds visits, conferences and seminars on relevant issues of ethnic culture, seasonal and other festivities in Vilnius, international festivals.

Folk Music Branch of Kaunas City Museum offers a modern and interactive presentation of traditional Lithuanian music and cultural folk music context. An opportunity not only to see unique old instruments of Lithuanian music but also to listen to their music, play them, sing polyphonic songs karaoke and even watch video clips of post-folk performers.

Restoration Division of the Lithuanian Central State Archives. The Document Restoration Division, which has been operating in the Lithuanian Central State Archives for 25 years, is the only establishment in the system of archives that restores documents stored in all national archives. There are 9 restorers and 3 book binders working in the Division.

Document Conservation and Restoration Division of the Wroblewski Library of the Lithuanian Academy of Sciences. The Document Conservation and Restoration Division of the Wroblewski Library of the Lithuanian Academy of Sciences works on the conservation and restoration of valuable documents: books, maps, manuscripts, parchments, engravings, periodicals; binds and rebinds sets of periodicals, repairs damaged documents. – authentic modern-design furniture from Eastern and Central Europe, professionally restored, renewed, practical, good-quality, and always in style.  The company restores, sells and rents furniture.

Gintarė Jurgė – restoration of furniture.

“Streets Alive” and “Streets Alive for Kids” – the initiative, launched in 2015 by two people, inviting Vilnius residents to guided tours on unconventional routes, which provide an opportunity to get to know the districts and other spaces of non-central areas of the city. Since its beginning, “Streets Alive” has introduced Naujininkai, Markučiai, Lazdynai, Paneriai, Rasos, Verkiai, Žirmūnai and other lesser known districts of Vilnius to hundreds of interested people. Tours were organized on foot, by trains, trolleybuses, buses, several photo exhibitions were arranged and two books “Vilnius streets alive” (by Albertas Kazlauskas) were published. From 2016, day camps, excursions and educational activities for children are organized with the special logo “Streets Alive for Kids”. The main purpose of “Streets Alive” and “Streets Alive for Kids” is to provide people of all ages an opportunity to get together, to explore and deepen their knowledge about the city, to develop a dialogue on history and culture. Team – Viktorija Bružaitė (director, project manager), Albertas Kazlauskas (initiator, project manager).

Martynas Mažvydas National Library of Lithuania, Document Conservation and Restoration Unit – this unit is a part of the Martynas Mažvydas National Library of Lithuania and its purpose is to organize and implement the supervision, conservation and restoration of valuable documents and other material values held at the National library. The unit also transfers information to various data mediums and offers methodical help to other libraries in Lithuania.

 “Aukso žuvys” – publisher of historical books, founded in 2011, specialising on history of Lithuania, Lithuanian identity, famous Lithuanians of all times, looking for the innovative ways to present history to the public.

Toy‘s Museum is operating since 2012 December, founded on the initiative of private individuals. The aim of the museum is to reveal the historical treasures of toys, emphasize the value and universality of the toy as a science object. The museum also serves as a place for culture, education, and offers a variety of educational programs for participants of all ages.

The Energy and Technology Museum in Vilnius is the institution of popularization and research of industrial heritage, Lithuanian energy and Vilnius history. The museum has permanent exhibitions, organizes guided tours, educational programs and creative workshops for children and adults, art exhibitions and other events.

Architectural studio ŠA atelier, founded by architects Gabrielė and Antanas Šarkauskas. Architects belonged to the creative team of “The Swamp” – Lithuanian pavilion at the Venice Biennale in 2018. Architects lead architectural workshops for children, develop and implement various architecture and design projects.

The European Information Center of the European Parliament Office and the European Commission Representation in Lithuania is located at the European House in Vilnius. Provides information on EU-related issues, has a rich library that is constantly updated with new publications, video and audio material about the EU. Various events are organized in the center: presentations of books, exhibitions, lessons for pupils and students, competitions and discussions on EU topics.

The head and initiator of UAB “Ugniavietė” is Aelita Bielinytė – a highest category ceramic restorer. Point of interest – restoration of interior ceramic tiles and fireplaces in cultural heritage monuments, design and production of new decorative furnaces and fireplaces. From the design and manufacture of decorative tiles for furnaces and fireplaces to final construction. New ceramic art decor furnaces and fireplaces are made to fit the customer’s interior and preferences.

UAB “JAPE LT” was founded in 2010 and is successful in its field. It is an official representative of the German company “Hydro Chemie INT GmbH“ in Lithuania, which offers hydrophobic services. The company’s main goal – a modern and long lasting product of the highest quality, its ecological production and maximal harmony with our surroundings. is a Hot Dog specialized food truckers who are well known in Lithuanian market since 2013. In menu there are 9 different Hot Dogs recipes with optional 6 different sausages that contains 2 vegetarian, pork, chicken, beef. Gourmet Hot Dogs for your taste!

Sweet Morello – is a tine ice-cream factory based in Vilnius, which makes real gelato and sorbetto for all their fans in Lithuania. The ice-cream is made from quality ingredients – local milk, sour-cream, nut butters, natural fruit and berries, Belgian chocolate and other. Pistachio flavour is still the favourite among the tasters! Sweet Morello also makes ice-cream with plant-based milks, such as almond, coconut or oat. You can get the ice-cream from an old travelling ice-cream bus or from a bike!

Čiobiškis Manor is the 16th century historical site in Lithuania. We preserve cultural heritage and develop unique space for lifestyle of health and sustainability in the 21st century.

Čiobiškis Manor belonged to the famous Radvila family and was known as of the 16th century. The classicism style manor, that has survived to this day was formed in the late 18th century – early 19th century and is believed to be designed by Laurynas S. Gucevičius. The manor and its’ structures together with the Čiobiškis church and the manor mill are part of the Čiobiškis cultural heritage complex.

Čiobiškis Manor founded in the town of Čiobiškis, which had the Magdeburg rights, is located in the central part of Lithuania, at the confluence of the Neris and the Musė rivers, surrounded by old forests in a deep river valley. It is an area of versatile wellness, recreation or work enriched with cultural and educational activities.