Our mission is to become an innovative cultural and scientific center of history. The Library-Museum must tell stories about true, historical experiences of people and therefore make stronger relations between the society. The Valdas Adamkus Presidential Library is open for scientists, doctoral, as well as postgraduate students, also for the youth of Lithuanian diaspora, who want to find out more about the history of Lithuania and Lithuanian diaspora too.
Our role is to be and maintain being a place of cultural communication. The Valdas Adamkus Presidential Library-Museum is a place for scientific research and public lecutres and debates.
Collection of books, owned by President Adamkus
Collection of works of art
Archives and storage of documents
Archives and storage of video and audio
Digital storage or special website of documents
Unit of memorabilia and document restoration
First, there will be a gallery for a permanent exhibition of works of art acquired by President Adamkus throught his lifetime, and for occasional exhibitions of other works of art related to themes of Lithuanian and diaspora history.
There will be also rooms recreating President Adamkus‘s office and depicting episodes of his working life in politics, civic and community affairs, culture, and sports, with personal memorabilia, office equipment, and furniture used by Alma and Valdas Adamkus.
A part of the exhibition will be dedicated to the Lithuanian diaspora. It will maintain and reveal different directions of emmigration; political and cultural affairs among the Lithuanians living abroad. The exhibition will consist of various memorabilia, works of art, ect.
There are three main concepts which were put together in the logo.
The purple colored initials “V” and “A” are the first letters of name and surname of the President. The color purple was chosen as it is common in Presidential context.
The symbolism of the Library-Museum are encrypted in the style of the initials “V” and “A” which have a look of opened books. The golden rays which appear in between the letter innitials symbolise the light of knowledge.
The two letter initials are also an encryption of the two Presidential cadencies, when Valdas Adamkus was the President of Lithuania. Each initial, styled as book, contain five sheets – the same amount of years each cadency lasted.