The LTFAI is delighted to participate in this celebration by launching its new website and making significant progress on creating a photo archive of national costumes woven in the diaspora.
The goal of the year of the National Costume as declared by the Ministry of Culture of Lithuania (lrkm.lrv.lt/lt/nuorodos/tautinio-kostiumo-metai) is to renew interest in this, the most unique and beautiful expression of our ethnic culture.
Various conferences, exhibitions, and seminars are planned at various museums and galleries in Lithuania. Toward the end of the year, there will be a conference and display of the A.A. Tamošaitis collection of 19th and 20th century woven fabric, sashes and folk costumes at the Vilnius Academy of Art. There will also a National Costume competition and a website www.lnkc.lt is underway.
Lithuania‘s Ministry of Culture has posted a complete programme on its website lrkm.lrv.lt/lt/nuorodos/tautinio-kostiumo-metai. Search Tautinio Kostiumo Metai for more information.
This is also the year of HILLFORTS (piliakalniai) as declared by the Ethnic Culture Security Council. Additional information on this and other projects is available on the Lithuanian ethnographic site alkas.lt