The National Museum of Lithuania boasts old traditions of publishing. The first catalogue of publications, which came out in 1858, today is a bibliographic rarity. The largest and most important part of the museum’s publishing activity today is the publication of scientific and informational material about the accumulated collections, compilation of exhibition catalogues and publication of material of scientific research in the continuing publications – The Library of the National Museum of Lithuania and From the Archives of the National Museum of Lithuania.
The annals published by the museum, Ethnography and Numismatics, include the material of research carried out not only by the museum employees, but also by specialists and researchers of other museums. The series History of Lithuanian Photography presenting the research and sources of Lithuanian photography has been launched. The continuing publication Restoration Methods is dedicated to the issues of conservation and restoration, in which specialists will find valuable information on the methods of restoration and conservation of museum exhibits of various types, and restorers’ experience in this field.
The National Museum of Lithuania is a regular participant of book fairs. The catalogue published by the museum, Dagerotipai, ambrotipai, ferotipai Lietuvos muziejuose (Daguerreotypes, Ambrotypes and Ferrotypes in Lithuanian Museums) was acknowledged as the most beautiful book of the year at the Vilnius Book Fair in 2001, and Vilniaus fotografija. 1858–1915 (Photography of Vilnius. 1858–1915) won the title of the most beautiful book of the Baltic region at the Riga Book Fair. The publication Lietuva žemėlapiuose (Lithuania in Maps) was the runner-up at the book art competition “Vilnius 2002”, and the publication Vilniaus vaizdų atvirukai 1897–1915 (Postcards with Views of Vilnius 1897–1915) received a prize at the book art competition “Vilnius 2005”. Stanisław Filibert Fleury. 1858-1915: fotografijos (Stanisław Filibert Fleury. 1858-1915: Photographs) was conferred a diploma at the book art competition “Vilnius 2007”. Bibliofilija kaip asmenybės raiška: Kazio Varnelio biblioteka (Bibliophily as Personality Expression: Kazys Varnelis’s Library) by A. Braziūnienė won the main Award of the Year at the book art competition “Vilnius 2008”, and Vaikystės metų kraštas (The Land of Childhood) and Šviesos estetika. Fotografikos pagrindai (Aesthetics of Light. Basics of Photography) by Jan Bułhak won a diploma.
Publications can be acquired at the museum ticket offices:
- The New Arsenal, Arsenalo St. 1
- The Old Arsenal, Arsenalo St. 3
- The House of the Signatories, Pilies St. 26
Also, ordered by telephone +370 (5) 212 02 58 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org