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Vincas krėvė-mickevičius Memorial Museum

Contacts
Address: Tauro g. 10-1, LT-01114 Vilnius.
Tel. (+370 ~ 5) 262 01 48.
E-mail: kreve@takas.lt
http://www.vilniausmuziejai.lt/kreve/kreve.htm
Head of the Museum – Vladas Turčinavičius.

Information for Visitor

Opening hours:
Tuesday to Saturday 10–17.

Additional services:
reservation of excursions;
keeping of a book for excursion reservation;Vincas Krėvė-Mickevičius
sending of educational material to schools.

Collection
The Museum stores 2889 exhibits, including about 1196 exhibits in the main fund.
The Museum keeps some furniture, articles, books, which once belonged to the writer, as well as relicts and photographs related to the writer's personality, creative and cultural activities.

Exposition
The former rooms are preserved in the writer's house: the authentic study, the family parlor. The previous sleeping-room is equipped with the main stands reflecting the writer's creative, scientific and social activities.

Writer's study
By means of personal relicts, furniture, photographs, documentary material and library, the writer's cultural, creative and scientific activities are shown, as well as his work as an editor.

Parlor of the writer's family
The accumulated exhibits tell about the writer's origin, his studies at the Vilnius Ecclesiastic Seminary, his marriage and family life.Fragment of the Exposition

Hall for seminars and conferences
In the former sleeping-room a small hall is installed for seminars and conferences. Here the visitors are familiarized with various moments from the writer's life fixed in slides and film tapes. You may hear the writer's voice, as well as reminiscences of famous men of literature and culture about V. Krėvė.

Exhibitions
The Museum arranges exhibitions on literature, scientific works, and editorial activities of the writer and his gathering of folklore, as well as review exhibitions, rehearings of people who once knew the writer and other events.

The clock of V. Krėvė-MickevičiusCultural, educational activity
Organizing of evenings of artistic reading of V. Krėvė creative works;
Organizing of literary afternoons;
Celebration of the writer's important dates;
Organizing of lectures and conferences on topics related to urgent issues in the writer's creation;
Realization of educational programs.

Other news
The Museum is established in the house where since 1940 up to emigration lived V. Krėvė-Mickevičius. Rūta and Rimas Grigai developed the conception of restoration of rooms and foundation of the museum according to descriptions of the apartment and purpose of rooms, sent by Ona Aldona Krėvaitė, the writer's daughter. Julius Masalskis, the architect and artist, developed the expositional equipment of the interior.
The founder of the Museum is the Vilnius City Municipality.

Vincas Krėvė-Mickevičius
Vincas Krėvė-Mickevičius (1887–1954) is a 20th-century writer whose work is often difficult to place. He was not afraid of controversy, got into trouble with the seminary in Kaunas where he was a student until he was expelled, and later fell foul of the inter-war independent government.
He wrote many stories based on Lithuanian mythology and legends. In his woke he sometimes dealt with the plight of rebellious individuals.
He lived from 1940 in a building on Tauras Hill where several other important literary and cultural figures lived, including Vincas Mykolaitis-Putinas and the writer Balys Sruoga.
The museum contains a wealth of information about, and photographs of, the writer, about his time in the seminary and about his experience teaching in Baku in Azerbaijan and in the United States. It holds copies of his books, his typewriter and even his pen.

Illustrations from booklet "Vincas Krėvė-Mickevičius Memorial Museum"

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