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Simonas Daukantas: „I am laying the foundations for being Lithuanian“

14 March–12 May 2019
Palace of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania

The National Museum – Palace of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania, in cooperation with the Institute of Lithuanian Literature and Folklore, have organised the exhibition Simonas Daukantas I am laying the foundations for being Lithuanian, dedicated to the eminent 19th-century Lithuanian historical figure, Simonas Daukantas (1793–1864), who was the first to write the history of Lithuania in the Lithuanian language and later entered the pages of Lithuanian culture, literature and history himself.

The exhibition is organised together with various Lithuanian memory institutions: museums, libraries, the Lithuanian State Historical Archives and private individuals protecting all manner of heritage objects related to Daukantas. Over 110 exhibits are being presented that testify to the life and memory of the historian, constituting two main themes in the exhibition. Most attention focuses on the manuscripts of Daukantas' works that have memorialised his activities. A large part of this legacy is kept at the Institute of Lithuanian Literature and Folklore.

The part of the exhibition dedicated to Daukantas' biography and works features the most important relics that offer the finest reflection of his path in life and the multi-faceted nature of his activities, their meanigful symbiosis conveyed in the historian's own words “Aš dėl lietuvystės pamatus dedu” (I am laying the foundations for being Lithuanian).


2019-03-13
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