Photography Museum is a specialized museum of photography art, one and only in Lithuania. It is an important multifunctional center, which preserves and represents significant collection of 150 000 objects, an important part of Lithuanian visual heritage: photographs, technology and equipment of photography, collection of prints and documents, other objects. In 2014th, modernized museum started to organize photography exhibitions of contemporary and historical Lithuania, as well as foreign exhibitions. Meetings with authors and researchers of photography art and other innovative educational and recreational activities are organized. By the agreement of three parties in 2014th, Lithuanian Ministry of Culture, Šiauliai Aušros Museum and Tatjana-Luckienė-Aldag, in Photography Museum Vitas Luckus photography Center was established. In the Center research on art of Lithuanian Photography of the second half of 20th century is made. Research on works of artists of the time and one of the most conceptual representatives of his time, Vitas Luckus are made. In Photography Museum, the collection is preserved, recognition of the center is being built.
Vilniaus St 140, Šiauliai
Phone +370 41 52 43 96
“Facebook”, “Youtube”: Fotografijos muziejus
“Instagram”, “Tik Tok”: fotomuziejus
Today, photography accompanies us everywhere and always. To carelessly press a button, tap on the screen and share on a social network – that is all needed today, and the world is streaming with billions of photographic images. It is even hard to imagine that just a bit more than 180 years ago, this seemed impossible or too complex to mankind. The journey of photography to our everyday lives, to the freedom of photography as it is today, has been extremely long and complicated. That is why the exposition talking about the development of photography in Lithuania and the world is called ‘Freedom to photography!’.
Here, visitors can see the most valuable exhibits from the museum’s preserved collection, which includes over 150 000 historical and artistic photographs and negatives, photography equipment, photographic prints, documents and other photography-related items. The exhibition is abundant with immersive places: stylizations, reconstructions, virtual and experiential solutions.
The permanent exhibition has been open to visitors from May 25, 2023, commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Photography Museum.