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Photos preserved in Argentinian Lithuanian Museum Olgbrun will become available in Lithuania as well


Darius Bujokas, chief specialist of the Department of Management and Use of Documents and Archives in the Office of Chief archivist of Lithuania and Simona Juzėnienė, head of the Photographic Documents Department of the Central State Archives of Lithuania, worked for two weeks in Argentina, at the Lithuanian Olgbrun Museum in Esquel.

Museum founded by Olga and Bruno Lukoševičiai in 2003. The editorial property of the periodical "Voice of Lithuanians in Argentina" („Argentinos lietuvių balsas) is stored here (newspaper printing machines, archive, newspaper copies), works of art, furniture, about 2,000 Lithuanian books, about 5,000 photos and other valuables. These are movable cultural values of exceptional importance for the history of Lithuania and its culture, preserved in a distant foreign country, where the Lithuanian nation has left its mark. Honorary Consul of Lithuania engineer Algimantas Rastauskas also made a significant contribution to the establishment of the museum.

During this time, the Lithuanian archivists digitised about 3,500 photographs from the permanent exhibition of the Olgbrun Museum and the photo albums stored here into digital format. The subjects of the photos are very different - activities and household of foreign Lithuanians, trips around Lithuania, diplomacy, etc. With the assistance of the museum's hostess Olga Lukoševičius and translator Mario Kalainis, and based on the information provided in the albums, descriptions of about 700 photographs were prepared. The work on the other photos will continue after returning to Lithuania, identifying the persons and places captured in them. These photos will also be available online.

The project is partially financed by the Lithuanian Council of Culture.

Updated by: Agnė Vilkišienė,
Updated: 2022-11-24 16:27
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