The Monastic Orders of Vilnius and Their Treasuries: St. Michael the Archangel Bernardine Sisters Monastery in Vilnius

Compiler and author of the text: Dalia Vasiliūnienė
Consultant and Latin editor: Liudas Jovaiša
Lithuanian editor: Angelė Rukšėnienė
Designer: Gedas Čiuželis
Coordinators: Sigita Maslauskaitė-Mažylienė, Rita Pauliukevičiūtė
Photographers: Arūnas Baltėnas, Gedas Čiuželis, Kęstutis Stoškus
Sponsors: Lithuanian Council for Culture, The Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Lithuania, Archdiocese of Vilnius

The Monastic Orders of Vilnius and Their Treasuries: St. Michael the Archangel Bernardine Sisters Monastery in Vilnius. Compiler and author of the texts Dalia Vasiliūnienė. Vilnius: Bažnytinio paveldo muziejus, 2019, 144 p.

The book presents the history and the most important episodes of the St. Michael the archangel Bernardine Sisters Monastery in Vilnius, with a focus on the cultural and artistic legacy of the Bernardine nuns. In the Soviet era the monastery was closed. The convent ensemble was damaged by negligence, part of the paintings were scattered in museums or disappeared. The artworks which used to belong to the monastery, were brought back with the efforts of researchers, restorers and museum workers and now are exhibited in the Church Heritage Museum which is housed in the former convent.

The book is published in Lithuanian.


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