From 2013 till 2015 Šiauliai Aušros Museum together with 40 partners from 21 countries of European Union have participated in the international project AthenaPlus – Europeana approach towards the network of cultural heritage.


Europeana Photography

From 2012 to 2015, the Photography museum participated in the international Europeana Photography project, whose aim is to digitize and distribute old photographs taken during the first century of photography – from 1839 to 1939.

19 partners from 13 countries participated in the Europeana Photography project. Its activity in Lithuania was coordinated by the Lithuanian Museums’ Centre for Information, Digitization and LIMIS.

During the project, the employees of the Photography museum digitized the data of almost 3,000 old photographs and negatives from the museum’s funds, provided automated descriptions and published them in the most important European heritage portal “Europeana”.