International Fair Heritas – interactive and innovative presentation of activities and products by freelancing professionals (architecture, art research, restoration, moulding, sculpture, archaeology, woodworking, furniture restoration, smithery (only architectural details, etc.), private companies (restoration, research and investigations, building materials and equipment used for the conservation of cultural heritage, paint, finishing materials, architecture, modern technologies, examination and testing hardware, etc.), and state institutions.

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Lithuanian National Commission for UNESCO is a socially-minded 25 education, science and culture specialists. The purpose of the Lithuanian National Commission for UNESCO is to ensure the active participation of the Republic of Lithuania in UNESCO’s activities in developing, evaluating and implementing UNESCO-compliant programs.

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Cultural Heritage Centre goal is to collect data about cultural heritage necessary for inventory and to maintain the cultural heritage inventory; to collect and to manage the documents and data about the cultural heritage. In line with these objectives, the Cultural Heritage Centre has been performing the following functions: collects material information which characterizes the cultural heritage and documents past and present; collects, refines and systematizes such information; conducts historical and physical researches (except for reconnaissance and detailed archaeological research) related to the cultural heritage and collects, manages and prepares the related documents and information; submits the collected data to the Cultural Heritage Department; performs activities of special heritage protection library.
The research practices that are performed in Cultural Heritage Centre will be presented. The specific methods and examples will be shown during the guided tours and in the exhibition floor. Become a researcher of paint layers, try to evaluate the valuable qualities of the objects or become other specialist of the centre.

Faculty of History at Vilnius University is carrying out research in the field of cultural heritage in several directions. Research. Anthropological, archaeological, historical, visual, and sociological research of objects and places of cultural heritage; theory of cultural heritage; heritage and memory; history of cultural heritage conservation; feasibility studies and concepts of heritage revival. The research is presented in the scientific publications, reports, and popular science publications. Dissemination. The joint projects with state, heritage, memory (museums, archives) and other institutions and also with the local communities are implemented. The projects are aiming at the heritage actualization, revival and dissemination. Studies. The master programme ‘Cultural Heritage Conservation’ is successfully carried out at the Faculty of History since 2003. The programme trains specialists in the field of heritage research, management, and interpretation.

The Lithuanian National Commission for Cultural Heritage is an expert and adviser to the Parliament, the President and the Government of the Republic of Lithuania on issues related to the state policy of cultural heritage protection, its implementation, evaluation and improvement. The main mission of the National Commission for Cultural Heritage is to participate in the formation of policy and strategy for the protection of cultural heritage, to inform the Parliament, the President and the Government about issues related to the protection of cultural heritage and to participate in drafting laws or other legal acts related to the protection of cultural heritage. The National Commission for Cultural Heritage consists of 12 experts, delegated by the President, the Parliament, the Prime Minister and registered associations whose activities are related to the research, protection and promotion of cultural heritage. One of the main goals of the National Commission for Cultural Heritage is to raise awareness among policy-makers and the representatives of the public at all levels about the issues of cultural heritage protection policy and strategy, and to raise awareness of the concept, goals and importance of cultural heritage policy.

The Department of Cultural Heritage performs the functions of the protection of immovable cultural heritage and movable cultural properties assigned to it by laws and other legal acts; these functions include maintenance and management of cultural properties, maintenance of accounting and control of cultural heritage, as well as presentation of cultural heritage to the society; the Department also contributes to the formation and implementation of national policies in the area of protection of cultural heritage. The mission of the Department is to preserve cultural heritage of Lithuania and pass it on to future generations as a guarantee of survival of the national identity, an integral part of landscape and a means of formation of Lithuania’s image by providing conditions for the society to get to know and use it.

Old Town Renewal Agency is specialized in the field of the maintenance and management of the UNESCO World Heritage Site – Vilnius Old Town Cultural Heritage. The Agency collects, summarizes and disseminates information related to the state and development of the general physical and cultural properties of the Old City, and monitors them.

Centre of Wooden Architectural Heritage Conservation, Research and Training of the Open-Air Museum of Lithuania. The Centre has been opened in the restored Aristavėlė Manor House, which has been moved to the Open-Air Museum of Lithuania from Kėdainiai district. The centre operates as a facility for the conservation of wooden built heritage and for the training in traditional crafts. The centre holds seminars, courses of practice and theory, offers professional consultations. Activities of the research centre focus on the care and conservation of wooden buildings, which is relevant for heritage conservation specialists, traditional craft masters, building owners and managers. Employees of the centre specialise in historical art research, architectural, technological and structural research of wooden built heritage.

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Kaunas Fortress is a complex of military architecture and fortification buildings located in Kaunas and Kaunas district. This complex has a great historical and architectural value, also a future potential. Kaunas Fortress Park has 62 objects in Kaunas city and 6 objects in Kaunas district.The goal of Kaunas Fortress Park is to manage this cultural heritage and to apply it to the needs of these times.
Kaunas Fortress yesterday – defensive, occupational, militaristic, brutal.
Kaunas fortress today is collapsing, also attracting interest, full of potential, uniting communities, protected, prepared for a qualitative leap.
Kaunas Fortress tomorrow will be well-organized, safe, interesting, with functioning educational and community centers. It could stand out in the context of the use in the whole Europe.

The Society of Lithuanian Archaeology is a scientific public organization uniting more than 200 archaeologists and representatives of the community from Lithuania and foreign countries who are actively working in the field of archaeological heritage. Since 1989 The Society of Lithuanian Archaeology investigates, administrates, preserves and makes Lithuanian archaeological heritage relevant in order to popularize scientific research, contribute towards improvement of the legitimate and methodological base of archaeological heritage, coordinate public activities, organize scientific conferences, promote refinement of research methods and educate youth.

VšĮ Atvirosios fotografijos dirbtuvės (Open Photography Workshop) focuses on the studies, research and promotion of analogue, old, and alternative photographic processes. Demonstrations of photographic craft and historical photographic techniques in different events. Trainings in classical and alternative image photography and printing techniques.

Saulius Jackevičius, a craftsman and artisan, developer of natural building materials, technologist, educator and lecturer. 25 years of work with paint and plaster. For the last decade, an active promoter of the Lithuanian clay house culture, developer of the clay floor, participant in projects, lecturer, host of workshops and educational seminars on the topics of natural, traditional paint and plaster. Knowledge applied in painting of different surfaces, plastering with clay and lime plasters as well as making earthen floors.

Artūras Šuliokas, an expert of furnaces, fireplaces and chimneys, who has been building, reconstructing, rebuilding furnaces and fireplaces since 1991.

Gintarė Jurgė – restoration of furniture.

Čiobiškis Manor is the 16th century historical site in Lithuania. We preserve cultural heritage and develop unique space for lifestyle of health and sustainability in the 21st century.

Čiobiškis Manor belonged to the famous Radvila family and was known as of the 16th century. The classicism style manor, that has survived to this day was formed in the late 18th century – early 19th century and is believed to be designed by Laurynas S. Gucevičius. The manor and its’ structures together with the Čiobiškis church and the manor mill are part of the Čiobiškis cultural heritage complex.

Čiobiškis Manor founded in the town of Čiobiškis, which had the Magdeburg rights, is located in the central part of Lithuania, at the confluence of the Neris and the Musė rivers, surrounded by old forests in a deep river valley. It is an area of versatile wellness, recreation or work enriched with cultural and educational activities.