The exhibition will tell you about the 27 Book Lovers society (1930–1940) members, their everyday activities, publishing pursuits, and the circumstances of the society’s dissolution. The purpose of this exhibition is to shed light on documents that appear insignificant at first glance (protocols, bills, receipts, invitations, postcards, messages, etc.). These materials testify to the extremely purposeful, intensive, and interesting life of interwar Kaunas bibliophiles, which they lived by clear rules set by themselves. The exhibits (with a few exceptions) are from the archive of the 27 Book Lovers held by the Manuscript Department of the Wroblewski Library (LMAVB RS F59). Almost all of them are on display for the first time. These documents expand and, in some places, revise our view on the panorama of Lithuanian cultural life in the fourth decade of the 20th century.
To mark the birth centenary of the world-renowned archaeologist Marija Gimbutas, the Wroblewski Library assembled an exhibition aiming to display her documents and photographs from the Library’s holdings. The present exhibition will highlight contributions made by Marija Gimbutas to a number of research fields. This exhibition will feature unique documents unveiling the life and work of Marija Gimbutas and will trace her connections with Lithuania. You are cordially invited to visit our virtual exhibition.
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.