Lithuanian Museum-Archives of Canada
Région touristique : Greater Toronto area
The Lithuanian Museum-Archives of Canada (LMAC)collects and preserves historically significant archival materials (documentation, publications, correspondence, ephemera, recordings, etc.) and historically significant artefacts which serve to illustrate, particularize or document the activities and history of Lithuanian Canadian individuals, organizations and institutions and the broader Lithuanian community in Canada, with priority being given to materials associated with important events, periods, episodes and individuals.
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Renseignements sur les collections
The Lithuanian Museum-Archives of Canada (LMAC)collects historically significant artefacts that illustrate or particularize the activities and history of Lithuanian Canadians and the Lithuanian community in Canada and have lasting and widely acknowledged value as Lithuanian cultural treasures with a focus on artefacts associated with important events, periods, episodes and individuals. Among the hundreds of artefacts in the LMAC's collections are postage stamps and envelopes, banknotes and coins, paintings, lithographs, sculptures, folk art, hand crafts, jewellery (including many interesting amber pieces), slogan pins, lapel pins, military medals and uniforms, textiles and weavings, folk costumes, clothing (including a sizable collection of commemorative and slogan bearing t-shirts), awards, trophies, maps, banners, posters and too many others to mention.
Nombre approximatif d'objets ou de spécimens dans la collection : 900
The Lithuanian Museum-Archives of Canada (LMAC)collects and preserves historically significant archival materials (documentation, publications, correspondence, ephemera, recordings, etc.) which best serve to illustrate or document the activities and history of Lithuanian Canadian individuals, organizations and institutions and the broader Lithuanian community in Canada, with priority being given to materials associated with important events, periods, episodes and individuals. Materials donated by individuals or their families include correspondence, photographs, manuscripts, diaries, travel and immigration documents, collections of articles written by and about various individuals and a wide assortment of mementos and heirlooms.
The LMAC also has many collections of materials from and about various Lithuanian organizations, associations, clubs, ensembles, etc. These collections include minutes of meetings, membership lists, by-laws, financial statements, commemorative publications, photographs, newspaper clippings, and a wide variety of other materials.
The LMAC also has extensive collections of archival materials from and about various events in which Lithuanian Canadians have participated. This includes such reoccurring events such as the Lithuanian Canadian Days that have been held thirty-five times in various cities across Canada since 1953, Lithuanian Folk Dance and Lithuanian Song festivals held twelve and eight times, respectively, across North America since 1953, Lithuanian World Youth Congresses held twelve times in various countries around the world since 1966, as well as various sports tournaments organized by Å ALFASS and others in Canada and the United States. There are also materials relating to various one time events such as the commemoration of the 600 year anniversary of the Christianization of Lithuania, the 500 year anniversary of the death of Å v. Kazimieras, the original staging of the opera Dux Magnus as well as information about and programs for countless other musical and theatrical performances, art exhibitions, lectures, commemorations (e.g. Lithuanian independence day), and the like.
Documents architecturaux •
Documents cartographiques •
Estampes et dessins •
Films et vidéos •
Enregistrements sonores •
Autre : Ephemera -- posters and programs from community events 1913-present
Large collection of Lithuanian folk art including numerous examples traditional Lithuanian folk costumes.
Meubles ou mobilier •
Instruments de musique •
Textiles ou tapisseries
Paintings and sculpture by Lithuanian artists from Canada, the United States and Lithuania, all later 20th century.
Canadienne • Européenne
Média mixtes, multimédias ou installations • Peintures • Photographies • Estampes et dessins • Sculptures • Films et vidéos
Art folklorique • Art religieux
Some ethnological objects -- Lithuanian village handicrafts. Many artefacts, films, photographs, documents, videos, audio recordings relevant to immigration history or family history. Some objects of daily use from 1930's in Lithuania. Many objects from "DP" [Displaced Persons] refugee camps post-WWII. Collection of Lithuanian coins and banknotes, some rare.
Meubles ou mobilier
Objets et technologie domestique
Cartes, tableaux, plans ou bleus
Histoire et technologie militaires
Instruments de musique
Impression et reliure
Services et activités
Services de recherche
Dossiers d'archives •
Centre d'information •
Information aux Visiteurs
Film et vidéo
Aménagement pour besoins spéciaux
: Accessible aux fauteuils roulants
Autres visites guidées : Lithuanian
Services de bénévoles
Services de bénévoles offerts
Tâches : Serving as board members, help with preparing exhibitions, updating our web page, the library, carpentry, bookkeeping, photography of exhibition openings
Publications et produits