BMS news


21.09.2014 - 08:42

Anita Jirgensone, Manager of the Baltic Museology School.

The historical events in the Baltic States in the beginning of the nineties brought not just the state independence but also significant changes in all aspects of life, including museums. 

Change of economic model and thus also significant decrease in state-granted financing for museum operation enabled decentralization of museum system. As a result of the changes, small museums previously functioning as branches of regional museums became in the care of parishes and were often left without professional performers of museum functions. The rapidly weakened economic situation and closing of the east boarder caused remarkable decrease in the number of visitors, while opening of the west boarder let new information flood in the country. The tense situation caused confusion in museum specialists. They realized that it was impossible to carry on work like before and thus started looking for constructive solutions. 

20.09.2014 - 11:16

Vaiva Lankeliene

Chief Officer
Information Society Development Division
Cultural Policy Department
Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Lithuania

After 11 years of working in the museum I have moved to Vilnius and now working for the museums as chief officer in the Information Development Division of the Ministry of Culture of the Lithuania Republic. Today, I would like to share my thoughts and insight about my colleagues, people who work in the museums and for the museums and what does it means for all of us to work in the world of museums.