September 30, 420 is the day of the death of St. Jerome, a Church Father, theologian, and the translator of the Holy Scripture into Latin. Of the many texts written by him, it is the translation of the Bible, entitled Vulgate and recognized as a canonical text of the Western Church, that is remembered best. Edited anew in the second half of the 20th century, it remains the official version of the Bible of the Roman Catholic Church.
The Gardens of Mnemosyne. UNESCO’s “Memory of the World” in the Wroblewski Library of the Lithuanian Academy of Sciences
The name of this exhibition, “The Gardens of Mnemosyne”, has been inspired by the Ancient Greeks’ goddess of memory and mother of the Muses who gifted poets and orators with eloquence. Mnemosyne may be thought of as the patron goddess and the poetic personification of every memory institution in existence. The gardens of the title allude to a green, lush, blooming space, an eternal source of inspiration and respite for its creators. And if we added another metaphor, the Athens of North, to the gardens of Mnemosyne, it would be a hint that our exhibition features the cultural treasures kept in the Wroblewski Library of the Lithuanian Academy of Sciences in Vilnius.
The exhibition “100th Anniversary of the Restored Armed Forces of Lithuania” was run in the Wroblewski Library of the Lithuanian Academy of Sciences from November 6 to 30, 2018. The presentation of the exhibition that occurred on October 22, 2018 featured speeches by such dignitaries as Mr. Audronius Ažubalis, a member of the Committee on Foreign Affairs of the Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania; Col. Darius Petryla, the Director of the Strategic Communication Department of the Lithuanian Armed Forces, Dr. Stasys Stačiokas, a former judge in the Constitutional Court; Dr. Valdas Rakutis, Advisor to the Chief of Defense of the Lithuanian Armed Forces; and the historian Dr. Tomas Balkelis.