Results to be achieved
Intended impact of the project
Brief description of the project’s activities
The Jewish book collection of Matas Strasunas preserved at the Martynas Mažvydas National Library of Lithuania was recognized as an object of the documentary heritage of regional significance and entered into UNESCO’s Memory of the World Registry. Unfortunately, this unique documentary heritage, because of its bad state (prints are tattered, the paper is crumpled, margins are ragged and there is a lack of fragments) cannot be accessible to readers and researchers. The conservation and restoration of the collection will contribute to the preservation of the Jewish community’s history and culture as well as provide a more comprehensive picture of the Library’s Judaica collection and its value.
Brief agenda of the implementation of the project’s main activities
October 2022: selection of books and handing them over to the Documents Conservation and Restoration Unit, purchasing of restoration facilities and materials, and informing about the project’s beginning.
From October 2022 to October 2023: book restoration and conservation works (Phase 1); Interim Project Report.
From October 2023 to October 2024: book restoration and conservation works (Phase 2); inform about the project’s progress.
October 2024: an exhibition of the collection’s most valuable books; Final Project Report.
Changes in the project’s implementation agenda are possible because of a large number of books, technical problems or illness of restorers.
List of stakeholders
The project team:
Project’s target groups:
Project’s success criteria
Project’s total value (EUR)
Project’s implementation period
Start of the project: 1 October 2022.
Project’s end: 1 October 2024.
Dr Larisa Lempertienė; phone: (8 5) 239 8699