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Secrets of the Vilnia riverside

  • Year of release:2023
  • Price:4.00 €
This is a historical detective story that introduces young readers to the history of the oldest surviving wooden building in Vilnius. The book is aimed at children aged 5-8 who like stories about people who lived long ago and want to learn about their everyday life. The story will take young readers back to the time when the children of the Grand Duke of Lithuania Gediminas played on the banks of the Vilnia, to the distant past, when the brick towers of Vilnius castles had not yet been erected, and people lived in small wooden houses on the banks of the Vilnia. The story is a work of writers' imagination, but it mentions many historical figures and facts. The little detectives will have to find out what is real and what is fictional, and the historical artefacts found by archaeologists in the book will help them understand who and how these objects speak.

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RESEARCHER IN THE HISTORY OF MASONRY. Excerpts from the diaries of Dr Kazis Napaleonas Kitkauskas

  • Year of release:2022
  • Price:20,00 €
Kazys Napaleonas Kitkauskas - Doctor of Humanities, architectural historian, restorer, engineer. 
Whatever he was doing, Kitkauskas kept meticulous diaries, in which he consistently recorded his daily work, noted the main finds, some features of the objects under study, and meetings on important issues.
The researcher handed over his diaries (31 manuscripts, including notebooks, calendar-type workbooks, etc.), dating from the end of 1967 to 2010, to the Scientific Archive of the Palace of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania.
On 5th of January 2021, Dr Kazys Napaleonas Kitkauskas celebrated his 90th birthday. To mark this anniversary, the Palace of the Grand Dukes published some of the diaries and illustrations written by N. Kitkauskas from the author's personal archive.

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A royal childhood: one autumn day in 1529

  • Year of release:2021
  • Price:6,00 €

This is a fun story book with colouring activities and stickers. It is aimed at children aged 5-7 years old who like not only to read but also to create intriguing stories themselves. The book is unique - it is composed of two parts. The first part introduces the special day of Sigismund Augustus, while the second part is designed to stimulate readers' creativity, allowing children to create their own stories using colourful stickers and their own ingenuity. The book is written by historians Nelė Kostinienė and Živilė Mikailienė and illustrated by artist Lina Itagaki.


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Palace of the Grand Dukes - 10 years anniversary

  • Year of release:2019
An anniversary publication dedicated to the first decade of the Museum (2009-2018). The publication presents the most important dates in the history of the residence of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania, the Museum's gratitude to the heads of state, patrons, sponsors, partners, friends and comrades of the National Museum - Palace of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania for the 10 years of their collaboration, the most important facts of the joint activities of the Museum and its closest supporters are captured in the photographs, more than a hundred memorable moments from the decade, and the charts and diagrams show the telling figures of the results of the activities.

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Vilnius Palace and its hosts

  • Year of release:2019

Did you know who advised Grand Duke of Lithuania Gediminas to build a city at the confluence of the Neris and Vilnia rivers? And that Vytautas the Great was a great chess player, and that his jester Hanytė not only entertained guests but was preparing to take part in a knights tournament? Did you hear what the cockles were whispering in the evenings at the manor and what Sigismund Augustus gave his beloved Barbora?

Find out all this and more in Vilnius Palace and its Hosts. The book is written by historians Nelė Kostinienė and Živilė Mikailienė and illustrated with beautiful drawings by artist Lina Itagaki. The book is decorated with almost 80 lively drawings and a genealogy of the characters.

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Jūratė Marija Trilupaitienė. Bibliography 1978-2018

  • Year of release:2018
  • Price:1,00 €
This bibliography lists the works of one of the most famous Lithuanian musicologists and music historians, habilitated doctor of humanities Jūratė Marija Trilupaitienė, over forty years: monograph, research studies, publications, scientific articles, dissertation, habilitation thesis, methodological tool. It also includes articles, reviews, CD-ROMs, presentations at scientific conferences, peer-reviewed books, public lectures, television and radio broadcasts, etc. Literature on J.M. Trilupaitienė and her work is published. 

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