Director of the Museum

KAMARAUSKIENĖ DAINA art historian, Director of M. K. Čiurlionis National Museum of Art since 2020.

After graduating from J. Naujalis Art School, she studied art history at the State Institute of Art (now Vilnius Academy of Arts) from 1979 to 1984. In 1984, she started working at the M. K. Čiurlionis Art Museum, at the same time delivered lectures on art history at the Kaunas department of Vilnius Academy of Arts and at the Higher Art School, from 2004 she was a lecturer on art management at the Kaunas Faculty of Vilnius University. D. Kamarauskienė participated in internship programs in the field of museology and museum management in Denmark, Finland, Great Britain and the USA. Having tried her hand in the areas of a museum visitor service and educational activities, in 1997, the year when the museum was granted the status of National, she was appointed to the position of Deputy Director. In addition to directorial occupations, D. Kamarauskienė prepared museum publications, curated exhibitions, arranged the museum‘s permanent exhibits, organized cultural events, initiated a number of innovative projects, and regularly shared her knowledge of museum activities with the Lithuanian museum colleagues via lectures and seminars. The most notable projects include: "Multidimensional Website of M. K. Čiurlionis National Museum of Art" (2000), the project "Lithuania and the World in the Collections of M. K. Čiurlionis National Museum of Art (CD-ROM) (2001), the exhibition "Jonas Prapuolenis (1900–1980) – the Coryphaeus of Lithuanian Furniture" (2000), educational projects "Art+Art to Communicate" (2003, 2004), a joint project financed by EU funds "Development of Competence and Abilities of the 21st-century Museum Fellow-workers" (2006–2008), the project "The World according to Čiurlionis" (2010) , the exhibition "Mirabilé Visu / Wonderful to See" (2011), the publication "Traits of History" (2011), the publication "Collection Stories" (2013), the book for children "I went out with Čiurlionis. I'll be back soon" (2014), the exhibition-action-installation "Benefactors.LT" (2017), permanent exhibitions “Lithuanian Art of the 14th–19th centuries" (2019), "Archaics" (2020), "Lithuania – the Land of Crosses" (2020).