International forum:


26–27 October 2018, Šiauliai


In 2018, the oldest known bookplate in the history of Lithuanian culture and art – the armorial supralibros of the Grand Duke of Lithuania Sigismund I the Old celebrates its 500th anniversary. Celebrating this anniversary, Šiauliai county Povilas Višinskis public library (SCPL) is organizing an international forum.


is to actualize the importance of ex libris as a cultural heritage, to promote research on Lithuanian bookplates, to introduce graphics technologies as well as new directions and trends of bookplate development. Other purposes include the expansion of SCPL Book Graphics Center’s partnership with cultural, artistic, scientific and educational institutions of Lithuania and foreign countries, associations, societies, museums, clubs, in order to develop a dialogue among cultural historians, artists (creators of ex libris), art historians and collectors, to promote the bookplate to society.

Forum Programme

 Registration Form for the Collectors



Discusions cover a variety of topics such as ex libris as an artwork; the history of development of the Lithuanian ex libris from The Grand Duchy of Lithuania to today; the significance of ex libris for Lithuanian culture, art, heritage, European culture; ways of creating an ex libris, its directions and trends; bookplates in libraries, cultural, artistic, scientific and educational institutions, private collections: collection, management, dissemination and promotion of ex libris. Participants are Rimas Supranavičius, Nijolė Klingaitė-Dasevičienė, Rima Dirsytė, Angelė Mikelinskaitė, Regina Vaišvilienė, Vaiva Simanavičienė, Kristina Dailidaitė, Vilma Gerasimovienė, Henrikas Mazūras, Dr. Sigita Saulėnienė, Dr. Rasa Janulevičiūtė, Gražina Montvidaitė, Jonas Nekrašius, Kristina Jokubavičienė, Dalia Poškienė, Habil. dr. Agnieszka Zawadszka (Poland), Dr. Aleksandra Šļahova (Latvia), Dr. Vitolis Enrikas Vengris (USA).

Forum moderator – Prof. dr. Remigijus Venckus.



Presentation and practical workshops of traditional, authoring and experimental technologies of the creation of graphics prints. Techniques and workshops will be presented and led by Eric Saline (Sweden), Maev Lenhagen (Sweden), Agnieszka Zawadzka and Robertas Rabiej (Poland), Rasa Prišmontienė (Lithuania), Vaidotas Janulis and Vaiva Kovieraitė-Trumpė (Lithuania).


Collectors from different parts of the world will share the experiences of collecting bookplates, exchange ex libris and publications about them. Registration to the exchange fair is open until September 26, 2018. 

The registration document should be sent by e-mail knygosgrafika@savb.lt or by post before 26 September 2018.

Registration Form for the Collectors




Book Graphics Center

Šiauliai County Povilas Višinskis Public Library

Aušros av. 62, Šiauliai, Lithuania


+370 41 420510

Chairman of the Committee:

Director of the Library,

Prof. Bronius Maskuliūnas

Project Manager:

Asta Kaktytė

Workshops Organizers:

Prof. Vaidotas Janulis

Vaiva Kovieraitė-Trumpė

Lolita Braza

Ex Libris Exchange Fair Organizer:

Jonas Nekrašius


About Us

For more information please visit the official website of the library

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Who is Connectwork?

Šiauliai County Povilas Višinskis Public Library (SCPL), founded on October 1, 1950, is the largest library in the North of Lithuania. It is an open, up-to-date multi-cultural and educational centre that supervises 11 public libraries and provides a diverse range of public services for residents’ informational, educational and cultural needs.


Šiauliai County Povilas Višinskis Public Library, the only one from plentiful libraries in Lithuania, for nearly two decades now has been cherishing the development of bookplate creation traditions and has become the storing place for the bookplates of artistic value. This is not a randomly selected activity. Šiauliai has long been known as one of the main centres of Lithuanian bookplates. At the origins of these book signs stood Šiauliai graphic artist, teacher, and ethnographer Gerardas Bagdonavičius (1901-1986). The Library houses his creative legacy, as well as other Lithuanian and foreign artists’ donated bookplates collections. ​The collection of bookplates is being formed and kept at the Ex libris fund of Gerardas Bagdonavičius.






Rimas Supranavičius. Restorer. Vilnius University Library. Bookbinders Guild of Vilnius.

Marks and Decoration of Book Collections of Grand Dukes and Noblemen of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania.


Nijolė Klingaitė-Dasevičienė. Director of Heritage Collections and Research Department at Vilnius University.

Marks of Ownership of the Old Vilnius University Library (Bibliotheca Academiae Vilnensis; BAV).


Rima Dirsytė. Chief Methodologist-Researcher of Rare Books and Manuscripts Unit of Documentary Heritage Research Department at Martynas Mažvydas National Library of Lithuania.

Website of the National Library “Proveniencijos” (lot. provenio).


Angelė Mikelinskaitė. Chief Librarian. Panevėžys County Gabrielė Petkevičaitė-Bitė Public Library, Study Center of Juozas Miltinis Legacy.

Ex Libris as a Mark of Ownership of Juozas Miltinis Book Collection.


Regina Vaišvilienė. Lithuanian Library of Medicine, Head of Information Department.

Marks of Book Ownership in the Old Books of the Lithuanian Library of Medicine.


Kristina Dailidaitė (Art Historian) and Vilma Gerasimovienė (Librarian). Kaunas County Public Library, Art Department.

Collection of Ex Libris in Kaunas County Public Library: Challenges for Storage, Dissemination and Usage in the 21st Century.


Henrikas Mazūras. Artist, Art Teacher-Expert. Panevėžys Vytautas Mikalauskas Art Gymnasium.

Ex Libris in Works of Lithuanian and Foreign Pupils.


Dr. Sigita Saulėnienė. Dean of Justinas Vienožinskis Faculty of Art at Kaunas Kolegija / University of Applied Sciences. Chairwoman of the Lithuanian Art Education Association.

Ex Libris of Lithuanian Teachers and Pupils: Experience of LAEA.


Doc. dr. Rasa Janulevičiūtė. Vilnius Academy of Arts, Department of Design.

Calligraphic Ex Libris of Prof. Albertas Gurskas.


Gražina Montvidaitė. Art Critic. Educator at Šiauliai County Povilas Višinskis Public Library.

Ex Libris of Gerardas Bagdonavičius. Comparative Analysis.


Jonas Nekrašius. Collector, Cultural Historian. The Ex libris Fund of Gerardas Bagdonavičius.

Lithuanian Ex Libris: Creators, Contests, Exhibitions (1918-2018).


Dr. Kristina Jokubavičienė. Art Historian. Gallery of Pranas Domšaitis.

Ex Libris Roads by the Seaside. Klaipėda Case.


Dalia Poškienė. Chairwoman of Amateur Society of XXVII Book.

Publications for the History of Bookplates of the Amateur Society of XXVII Book.


Dr. Agnieszka Zawadszka. Graphic Artist. PhD, Marie Curie-Sklodovska University in Lublin.

Lithuanian Ex Libris in Poland.


Dr. Aleksandra Šlahova. Artist, Art Teacher. Daugavpils Mark Rothko Art Center.

Ex Libris as Miniatiure Graphic Art Work in Latvian Culture.

Prof. Vladimir Zuev. Graphic artist. Professor of the Russian State Vocational Pedagogical University (RSVPU), Ekaterinburg, Russian Federation.

Contemporary Graphic Arts: Topical Aspects of International Communication.

Dr. Vitolis Enrikas Vengris. Bibliophile, Ex Libris Collector (USA).

Bookplates in Lithuanian Diaspora.



Eric Saline. Graphic Artist (Sweden).

Action: the Ex Libris and Contemporary Printmaking.


Maev Lenhagen. Graphic Artist (Sweden).

An introduction to Drypoint Printmaking.


Robert Rabiej, Agnieszka Zawadszka. Artists (Poland).

Ex Libris in a linocut technique drawn with a white line.

Rasa Prišmontienė.  Graphic Artist (Lithuania).

Plastic Engraving and Chinese Collage.


Vaiva Kovieraitė, Vaidotas Janulis. Graphic Artists (Lithuania).

Silk-screen Printing on Unconventional Surfaces.


Antanas Kmieliauskas

Represented by prof. habil. dr. Vytenis Rimkus


Alfonsas Čepauskas

Represented by Nijolė Nevčesauskienė


Petras Repšys

Represented by prof. dr. Giedrė Jankevičiūtė


Mindaugas Petrulis

Represented by prof. Vaidotas Janulis


Virgilijus Burba

Represented by dhr. drs. J.A.M. (Jos) van Waterschoot

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