A 2-day event for professionals of culture and innovation We live, We share, We make Museums
Join us in Vilnius and connect with a community
and a city full of energy, art and innovation!
We have scoured the globe in search of exceptional talent from the museum and digital world.
On stage, the very best professionals will share their experiences and inspirations.
Mar Dixon (UK)
Passionate about culture. Social media & audience development consultant in cultural & creative fields. Lecturer. Founder of Cultu...
Don Undeen (US)
His Vision: As technology continues to open the world of creative production to a broader spectrum of society, it's important for ...
Marc Sands (UK)
Marc Sands is the Director of Audiences and Media at Tate. His mission is to make Tate thrive online across media and new media. H...
Neil Bates (NL)
His vision: Opening up digitised cultural heritage facilitates new and innovative re-use by developers and end-users alike – ult...
Loic Tallon (FR)
His vision: a content platform where curators and visitors can engage, narrate and play, onside & online. Loic Tallon is Director ...
Samuel Bausson (FR)
His vision: a museum of experiences where you can touch, relax, remix contents, make you own science and art projects, share ideas...
MARTIJN PRONK (NL)
His vision: a museum that offers truly free contents to establish a new intimacy with art and add a daily dose of museums in the v...
Julien Dorra (FR)
His vision: Inspired by Internet, museums will enter our lives as tools for creatives, educators and researchers. Forget about mus...
CAROLYN ROYSTON (UK)
Carolyn Royston is Head of Digital Media at Imperial War Museums. She has transformed the museum's approach to digital engagement ...
Lolita Jablonskiené (LT)
Her vision: I see the 21st c. museum as a realization of contemporaneity: its intellectual ambition, experimental spirit and a tak...
DONATAS SAULEVIČIUS (LT)
His vision: Digitisation is about both preserving our memory and sharing with people today. Donatas Saulevicius heads the IT Depar...
INETA ZELČA SĪMANSONE (LV)
Her vision: museums of the 21st century will increasingly become a hub of knowledge transfer, creativity and innovation. They will...
The idea of We are Museums was born when we first visited Vilnius in early 2012.
We fell in love with the city’s incredible cultural dynamism and uniqueness
and were struck by the unquestionable need to build bridges
between cultural institutions and their somehow unaware audiences.
Shaped by its past, buzzing with fresh creativity,
Vilnius boasts a UNESCO World Heritage-protected city centre
dating back to the 14th century, and the true heart of the city’s history.
Behind the city’s castle, sculpted facades and many churches,
are layers of a rich and complex history just waiting to explored.
Unique and huge working space + cutting edge institution = all the right ingredients for creativity!
The Contemporary Art Centre (CAC) is the largest venue for contemporary art in the Baltic States, with an exhibition space of 2400 square meters. The CAC is a non-collection based institution committed to developing a broad range of international and Lithuanian exhibition projects as well as presenting a wide range of public programmes including lectures, seminars, performances, film and video screenings, and live new music events.
DISCOVER THE DIFFERENT FACES OF VILNIUS
FEEL THE CREATIVE ENERGY OF VILNIUS
On this page you will find some useful practical information
to organise your trip and stay in Vilnius during the conference
– Free wifi is available in most public spaces in Vilnius (bars, restaurants, etc.)
– A majority of top spots are around SMC, a short walk and you’re there!
– Want to disconnect? A beautiful forest and a wild river are a 15 min walk from the center
– Want a drink? Get a Lithuanian beer for only 2 euros
– Want to eat a typical meal? Ask for a beetroot soup (cold or hot) then ‘zeppelin’ dumplings
– Calling 1820 or 1450 is much cheaper than hailing a taxi on the street
– Good to know that you will paying with litas (1€=3,45LT / 1$=2,6LT)
Ramada hotel and Suites
Located in the Old Town just a few minutes from CAC, this hotel has rooms starting around 140 euros. Tel : +370-5-2553355
An equally charming option, the Grotthus Hotel, also in the Old Town has rates starting at 95 euros. Tel : +370 5-2660-322
You can also go budget, looking at cheaper options with hotels like Ecotel Vilnius, with rooms arounds 60 euros.Tel : +37052102700
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GETTING TO VILNIUS
If you’re flying from outside of Europe, you’ll probably need to book a flight with a traditional airline. You can find the lowest fares on flight search engines like Skyscanner, Expedia, etc.
Get more information about your flight and the airport here.
The advised fare for a taxi ride from the airport is about 15 LT ( approximately 5,6$ or 4,5 €)
We suggest that you make a booking when exiting the airport and call Smart Taxi, dialling 1820.
Need a taxi? Dial 1820 and say that you are participating « We Are Museums » and get a taxi. It’s much cheaper than hailing a cab on the street.
There is also a low-cost transfer between the airport and Vilnius city center for 3,50€ if you prefer.
You will find here all the adresses you need to make the most of We Are Museums:
Studio 9 : Gedimino 9
Jonas Mekas Visual Arts Centre : Gynéju gatvé 14
Contemporary Art Center: Vokeiciu gatvé 2
Kazys Varnelis House-Museum: Didžioji g. 26
Museum of Applied Art: Arsenalo st. 3A