Two important events to highlight the culture of patronage and to express gratitute for mecenates of culture recently took place at the Palace of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania.

On January 29th, Minister of Culture Šarūnas Birutis invited to an evening of gratitude for the mecenates of culture, recognising and awarding most prominent mecenates for the year 2015. Ceremony with concert was followed by a reception at the Grand Dukes Palace.

Moreover, on March 3rd, director of the Palace of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania Vydas Dolinskas invited sponsors, partners and friends to the annual appreciation evening. The French-Lithuanian Chamber of Commerce is pleased that it’s object of donation for the Grand Dukes Palace – canopy frieze for the Throne – was presented with kind recognition and appreciation, and is gratefull to its partners and sponsors, members and friends, who contributed to reaching together of this noble goal.

Enough funds were raised at the two consecutive business and charity dinners “Diner de Gala avec Martell” to achieve the first of the project’s funding goals – a canopy frieze for the Baroque Hall of audiences, also known as Throne Hall, situated on the third floor of the Palace of the Grand Dukes. The new canopy frieze is decorated with heraldic symbols based on a preserved authentic heraldic band from the beginning of the 17th century. It is decorated with the coats of arms of the Vasa dynasty, the Kingdom of Poland, the Grand Duchy of Lithuania, the Kingdom of Sweden, and the Tsardom of Muscovy. The canopy frieze was designed by one of the most famous and productive creators of modern Lithuanian heraldry, a longtime member of the Lithuanian Heraldry Commission and a laureate of Lithuanian National prize, the artist Arvydas Každailis, and produced by the famous Lithuanian artist and textile worker Regina Každailienė.

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