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Dr. Vydas Dolinskas will continue to lead the Palace of the Grand Dukes

Dr Vydas Dolinskas, who has been the Director General of the National Museum – Palace of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania, has won the Ministry of Culture's contest for the position of Director General of the Palace of the Grand Dukes. 

Muziejininkas, istorikas, humanitarinių mokslų daktaras V. Dolinskas muziejui vadovauja nuo 2009 metų. Po konkurso dr. V. Dolinskas teigė: „Labai džiaugiuosi dirbdamas su profesionalia, darnia ir draugiška komanda. Jau daug pasiekėme, bet turime daugiau gražių planų. Mūsų tikslas – lankytojams suteikti estetinį pasigėrėjimą ir galimybę geriau pažinti Lietuvos Didžiosios Kunigaikštystės istoriją bei paveldą. Mūsų vertybės, kuriomis remdamiesi dirbsime, – tęstinumas ir dinamiškumas.“
V. Dolinskas, a museologist, historian and doctor of humanities, has been the head of the Museum since 2009. After the contest, Dr Dolinskas said, "I am very happy to work with a professional, cohesive and friendly team. We have already achieved a lot, but we have more beautiful plans. Our aim is to provide visitors with an aesthetic delight and an opportunity to learn more about the history and heritage of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania. Our values are continuity and dynamism."
The term of the Head of the Palace of the Grand Dukes is five years.

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Dear visitors,
If you are planning to visit the Palace of the Grand Dukes, please note that on Easter (March 31st – April 1st) the museum will be closed. More information about working hours and ticket prices you can find here. 

This year on the 10th of April in the National museum – Palace of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania preparations for the state representative event will take place. Therefore, on this day, visitors will not be able to enter some of the rooms on the ground floor of Route I, while the exhibition of the restored historical interiors on Route II will offer the exhibition of Giovanni Bellini's painting "Madonna and Child", the Baroque Ruler's Library, and the Ruler's private apartments and the Treasury. To add, You won't be able to visit the Observation Tower either. Routes III and IV and their exhibitions will be accessible as normal.

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We apologise for any inconvenience.

Have a wonderful spring and see you at the Museum!

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Published:: 2024-03-18 09:37 Modified: 2024-03-22 09:39
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