On 3rd of July, at 15.00 in The Rainis and Aspazija Summer House in Jurmala there will be the opening event for an international exhibition “On the Roads of Language and Literature”.

The exhibition will introduce attendees to poets – Donelaitis, Rainis, Pushkin, Mickiewicz, Maironis, Kupala – who have had an important influence on the development of culture and literature for various nations. The exhibition will also showcase the literary contacts of the neighbouring countries at the time.

“On the Roads of Language and Literature” is dedicated to the European Year of Cultural Heritage. The exhibition is a project of 6 museums from 5 countries: Тhe Kaliningrad Regional Museum of History and Art (Russia), Literary museum of A. Pushkin (Lithuania), Maironis Lithuanian Literature Museum (Lithuania), State Literary Museum of Janka Kupala (Belarus), Adam Mickiewicz Museum of Literature (Poland), Association of Memorial Museums (Latvia).

The aim of the project is to strengthen relationships between museums and their respective countries and increase the understanding of common history, cultural variety and the richness of its heritage. The initiator of the exhibition is the Kaliningrad Regional Museum of History and Art, amongst whose branches is the Museum of Kristionas Donelaitis. This year marks two centuries since the publication of Donelaitis poem “The Seasons”. This event is included in UNESCO’s list of commemorative days.

The exhibition will be displayed in various countries throughout 2018: on the 4th of May it was opened at Kaliningrad Regional Museum of History and Art, on the 3rd of July it will be presented at The Rainis and Aspazija Summer House, 8th of August – Adam Mickiewicz Museum of Literature, 8th of September – Literary museum of A. Pushkin, 4th of October – State Literary Museum of Janka Kupala, 19th of October – Maironis Lithuanian Literature Museum.

The exhibition in The Rainis and Aspazija Summer House (J. Pliekšāna iela 5/7, Jūrmala, LV 2015) will be held until the 30th of August.

An event of the Association of Memorial Museums.

Foto and video materials might be taken and will be used further on the internet and for other publicity purposes.

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