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2016 - 11 - 22

Maintenance works on Oginski chapel-mausoleum in Vilnius completed

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Maintenance works on the Oginski chapel-mausoleum and the access thereto located at Vilnius Old Cemetery called the Cemetery of Apostles St Peter and St Paul or the Saulės (English: the Sun) Cemetery, which spanned over two years, were completed.  

 

The maintenance works on the Oginski chapel-mausoleum and the access thereto situated at the Cemetery of Apostles St Peter and St Paul were funded by the Government of the Republic of Lithuania and the Department of Cultural Heritage under the Ministry of Culture.  Over two years, this cultural heritage site got allocated some EUR 100 thousand, over EUR 55 thousand of which was given by the Department of Cultural Heritage using the funds under the Heritage Management Programme, whereas the remaining balance was funded by the Government under the Action Plan for Promotion of Historical Memory. 

 

The construction of the Oginski chapel-mausoleum at the Vilnius Old Cemetery was launched in 1876 following the design by engineer-architect Mr I. Levickis. The classical chapel building where unknown members of the Oginski family had been buried was neglected over the recent decades; it suffered from a fire caused by people involved in anti-social behaviour and was conserved last year by fencing the facade with a metal structure and putting temporary roofing over the top.

 

Photo by Vitas Karčiauskas 

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