The year 2023 marks the 75th anniversary of the Trakai History Museum activities. On this occasion, the Museum organizes the International Ex Libris Competition “TIM-75” (TIM – the abbreviation for the Trakai History Museum).
For centuries, Trakai has been known as a city that welcomed people from many different nations. It is a city whose inhabitants, architecture, landscape elements, relics of old history (cemeteries, buildings, hills, former places of manor houses and sites of sacred objects), and hydronyms are like portrait elements – they are similar and yet also different.
The museum, founded in the gloomy Soviet era as a tool of political propaganda, has undergone a radical transformation. From the first breath of freedom and the opening of the Iron Curtain in the second half of the 20th century, to the ongoing changes of the dynamic present.
We are solving a dilemma which is not about What is a museum, How a museum look, but Who the museum is With. The “new museum” where its practitioners see themselves as partners playing an important role in transforming society, promoting it’s involvement and participation in culture and reducing social exclusion. We change by changing, we grow by growing! The Trakai History Museum’s exhibition divisions: Trakai Island, Trakai Peninsula and Medininkai Castles are three relics of the Gothic period that unite the other topics of the competition.
In 75 years of its experience, the Museum has accumulated more than 400,000 treasures, 25 years of living history festivals, thousands of friendships around the world, and countless partnerships and cooperation agreements. The motto of the Museum’s birthday: “Strength in unity!”
Professional artists as well as children and youngsters from 4 until 19 are welcome to participate in the Competition.
We kindly ask
participants from non-European countries to send their works until 8 May 2023
and participants from European countries - until 15 May 2023.
Please find the Terms of Competition attached. The information on the Competition and the Registration Form are available here:
1. TERMS OF COMPETITION (.PDF)
CHILDREN AND YOUNGSTERS
2. TERMS OF COMPETITION (.PDF)
Your participation will help us promote the Competition among children, youngsters, and professional artists all over the world!
We wish you inspiration, peace, and wellness!
With best regards,
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