Demonstration on Tuesdays at 13.00 17.00 other time when it is agreed in advance.
Gallery "Meno nisa" waits for people of various age, who want to know art technologies of hot enamel of unique field of jeweller's art and to learn these technologies. Educational programme is composed according to four age groups. Educational programmes are prepared individually for each group of age and practical tasks will help to learn easily a history of Lithuanian craft of jeweller's art, to master the technologies of enamel art. The possibility to see a process of enamel burning is provided for our visitors every Tuesday at 13.00 17.00, then they acquire main theoretical and practical knowledge. We welcome excursions, when it is agreed in advance. Courses are paid.
History and presentation of activity
Jeweller's art and rolled gold art began before Christ, and rose in the world in Baroque times. In XV century Vilnius was a large jewelle's art centre of Central and East Europe. Articles of Vilnius goldsmithes in its shape and artistical level did not differ from the production of the biggest jeweller's art centres of Europe Nuremberg, Augsburg, Hanza.
Guild of goldsmithes in Lithuania was founded before 512 year. In 1495 Grand Duke Alexander confirmed the statute of guild of Vilnius goldsmithes on privilege paper, this statute was made according to example of West Europe. History of guild of Vilnius goldsmithes and its continuity are important parts of common culture of the city.
A group of talented and positively working jewellers goldsmithes works in Lithuania for the present. In order to preserve the traditions and creative powers of jeweller's art and to integrate ourselves into cultural life of the city, jeweller Maryte Gureviciene and director of the gallery Diana Stomiene had founded the gallery of goldsmithes guild "Meno nisa" in 2002.
In 2005 the gallery began to organize International biennial of enamel art "Vilnius 2005", it is the most significant event of this field.
The gallery of goldsmithes guild "Meno nisa" and Institute of Lithuania had prepared a travelling exhibition "Juvelyrika lagamine" (in english: 'Jeweller in portmenteau'). This exhibition is composed of the most mature works of Lithuanian jewellers. The first exhibitions of "Juvelyrika lagamine" were opened in 2004 in prestigious gallery "Trizio Caiti" in Bari, Italy. In 2006 exhibition was exhibited in national Smolni museum in Sankt - Peterburg during Days of Vilnius city, also in Spanish Salou museum of modern enamel art, in Morez, France; till 2010 the collection will be shown in European Community countries.
You can see not only new works of professional painters of Lithuania in this gallery, purchase or engage the exclusive authorial decoration, jewel, work of enamel, but also you can obtain comprehensive information about these works of art.