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About project

There are more than 20 000 immovable cultural heritage objects listed individually or as part of a complex on the National Cultural Heritage Register in Lithuania. Cultural heritage in the country combines various types of objects, from small vernacular architecture to majestic public, defensive or sacral buildings, from wooden to masonry structures.

Project FIXUS Mobilis aims to improve the management of cultural heritage by increasing preventive care. The main goal of this project is to create a new system of preventive monitoring and maintenance for cultural heritage objects, including raising heritage managers’ and owners’ awareness of the subject and strengthening practical skills.

Interested owners and managers of cultural heritage objects are invited to fill in the object selection Questionnaire and apply for free preventive maintenance services. After objects are selected publicly, their owners are consulted by specially assembled mobile teams, which also perform small preventive maintenance works.

These teams, or mobile workshops, investigate and report on the conditions of selected objects, consult owners and managers, perform small management – emergency threat elimination works, prepare an individual calendar preventive maintenance plan.

The result of this work is strengthened knowledge of cultural heritage owners and managers about their possessed objects and preventive maintenance, as well as prevention of major damages, which would result in excessive restoration works in the future. The project includes public presentations, consultations, seminars and workshops for communities and cultural heritage owners and managers.

Training provides an opportunity to improve practical preventive care skills. Please, follow the News for more information.

The teams are planning to provide services to 200 objects during the 3–year project implementation period. Continuity period after project implementation – 5 years.

Team members

Erika Kielė
Project Lead
erika@fixusmobilis.lt
+370 664 56 836

Viltė Janušauskaitė
Project Lead
vilte@fixusmobilis.lt
+370 626 50 739

Donatas Raginis
Project Coordinator
donatas@fixusmobilis.lt

Marius Skerniškis
Preventive care lead – specialist
marius@fixusmobilis.lt

Inga Vilkaitytė
Preventive care specialist – architect
inga@fixusmobilis.lt

Saulius Ušpalis
Preventive care lead – constructor engineer
saulius@fixusmobilis.lt

Skirmantas Šapranauskas
Preventive care specialist – craftsman
skirmantas@fixusmobilis.lt

Tomas Talalas
Preventive care specialist – craftsman
tomas@fixusmobilis.lt

Rolandas Žalinkeviučius
Preventive care specialist – craftsman
rolandas@fixusmobilis.lt

Eglė Gražėnaitė
Preventive care specialist – chemist
egle@fixusmobilis.lt

Emilija Armakauskaitė
Preventive care lead – architect
emilija@fixusmobilis.lt

Viktorija Siaurusevičiūtė
Preventive care specialist – architect
viktorija@fixusmobilis.lt

Executor

BI Cultural Heritage Center

BI Cultural Heritage Center collects, revises and systemizes material information describing cultural heritage, and capturing of the present and the past; performs historical and physical research (except for exploratory and detailed archaeological research) associated with cultural heritage, also collects, manages and prepares associated documents and information; presents the data collected to the Department of Cultural Heritage; performs the activity of a special heritage protection library.

Partners

BI Cultural Infrastructure Center

BI Cultural Infrastructure Center was established in 2020 April 1 in accordance with the 2019 November 20 resolution no. 1152 “On the Reorganization of the State Enterprise Lietuvos Paminklai” of the government of the Republic of Lithuania. The ownership rights and obligations of the Cultural Infrastructure Center are implemented by the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Lithuania. The main objectives of the institution are to implement heritage management programs and programs for the infrastructure modernization of institutions under the management of the Minister of Culture.

Department of Cultural Heritage

Department of Cultural Heritage under the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Lithuania performs and is in charge of the implementation of specific functions of the state administration of immovable cultural heritage and movable cultural properties. These functions include maintenance and management of cultural properties, maintenance of accounting and control of cultural heritage, as well as presentation of cultural heritage to the society; the Department also contributes to the formation and implementation of national policies in the area of protection of cultural heritage.

The mission of the Department is to preserve cultural heritage of Lithuania and pass it on to future generations as a guarantee of survival of the national identity, an integral part of the landscape and a means of formation of Lithuania’s image by providing conditions for the society to get to know and use it.

„Riksantikvaren“ (Norway)

Riksantikvaren is the Directorate for Cultural Heritage of Norway, founded in 1912. It is responsible for the management of all archaeological and architectural monuments and sites and cultural environments in the country in accordance with relevant legislation; for ensuring that a representative selection of monuments and sites from all periods is preserved for present and future generations, that cultural heritage considerations are taken into account in all planning processes and that the interests of cultural heritage are safeguarded at all levels in the same way as the interests of society as a whole; for increasing awareness among the general public about the value of cultural heritage through education and information.

The Directorate cooperates internationally within the EEA and Norway Grants, research projects and World Heritage. Until 2022 Norway is a member of the UNESCO World Heritage Committee. The Directorate is leading the work for Norway’s delegation to the Committee, in close cooperation with the Ministry of Climate and Environment and the Norwegian Environment Agency.

„KA“ (Norway)

KA Norwegian Association for Church Employers is Norway’s leading professional community on church buildings and cemeteries. KA Employers’ organization for ecclesiastical organizations has about 500 members, affiliated with the Norwegian Church, but any organization based in a Christian denomination or other Christian work can become a member.

Association provides advisory services in matters concerning cemeteries, facility management, cultural heritage, finance, management development, communication/media contact, offers courses and training programs for employees and union representatives.

Financing

The project is funded by the funds of the European Economic Area Financial Mechanism Culture Program 2014–2021. Project name: FIXUS, project code: LT04–2–KM–TF–001.

For project implementation up to EUR 1 611 765 is allocated, of which up to EUR 1 370 000.25 is from the mechanisms and up to EUR 241 764.75 is co–financed by government.

Project implementation period: 2019 December 10 – 2022 December 9.

More information on EEA and Norwegian financial mechanisms: www.norwaygrants.lt