EURO CASH ACADEMY

The Euro Cash Academy is a website tool that tells you about euro banknotes and their security features. It gives you a chance to learn about them either by taking a simple quiz or by exploring a virtual town square.

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Vytis. Centuries old tradition

(2014, 3 min. 37 sec.). An armoured knight on horseback, with a shield and raised sword. Why is he depicted on the national side of the Lithuanian euro coins? This is an old symbol from the Lithuanian state coat-of-arms and usually, as the coat of arms itself, is called the Vytis.

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Unveiling of the new €10 — Highlights

(2013, 1 min, 19 sec.). On 13 January 2014, ECB Executive Board member Yves Mersch unveiled the new €10 banknote and announced it will enter into circulation on 23 September 2014. Like all the other euro banknotes, the new €10 is very easy to check using the “feel, look and tilt” method.

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Exhibition “Money in Photographs II”

25 June 2013 marks 20 years since the litas was introduced in Lithuania after restoring its independence. To mark this occasion, the Bank of Lithuania’s Money Museum with the Union of Lithuanian Art Photographers and Lithuania’s Press Photographers Club organised an exhibition-competition “Money in Photographs II”.

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Exhibition “Money in Photographs II”

Exhibition “Money in Painting”

Over 30 works were presented for the exhibition organised by the Bank of Lithuania, with money as the main object of creation and a means of unexpected artistic explorations. On the day of the opening of the exhibition, the visitors walked over a “talking” carpet counting its own and other peoples’ savings.

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Exhibition “Money in Painting”

Exhibition of the Money Museum: an interactive journey

The exhibition was opened on 21 December 2010 in the restored premises at Totorių street 2/8 in Vilnius (author of the project — architect D. Juškienė). The exhibition’s area is 260 m2. It is adapted for the different needs of visitors, it is convenient for people of various ages as well as those with handicaps. Lifts for handicapped people operate at the museum.

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The history of Money Hall

The History of Money Hall presents the development of money from its most primitive forms, such as grain, cowrie shells, furs, amber, up until modern electronic money. In the context of world money, the money of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania and the Republic of Lithuania (1918–1940 and after 1990) is also presented.

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The Exhibition and Education Hall

The Exhibition and Education Hall is dedicated to lectures, conferences and temporary exhibitions. It provides speakers with the possibility of accessing the internet, using audio and visual technology, DVD or other multimedia. The exhibition “The Return of Lost Valuables” was opened in the hall, which presents silver jewellery from Lithuania, Russia, the Soviet Union.

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Paroda „Prarastų vertybiųsugrįžimas“

The History of Banking Hall

The History of Banking Hall introduces the beginning of banking operations, the first medieval stratum, central and joint stock commercial banks. Along with the exhibits displayed in the showcases, the role of the Bank of Lithuania in pushing through a money reform in 1922, stabilising the country’s financial and credit market during the years of global crisis is revealed, the fall of banking following Lithuania’s occupation by the Soviets is highlighted.

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The Contemporary Money Hall

World money exhibited in the Contemporary Money Hall introduces visitors to the banknotes and coins used in different countries today. The visitor can only view the banknotes, exhibited in special drawers, after pulling open a drawer with the name of a selected country.

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The Lithuanian Money Hall

In the Lithuanian Money Hall, furniture with eight vertical automatic conveyors is assembled. On each of the conveyors, 30 plastic cards with the coins of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania, Republic of Lithuania and other territories, which had been in circulation in our country, are assembled.

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The electronic library

In the electronic library — four computer terminals with chairs. A visitor can see in one place all of the Money Museum’s virtual material, look through it, use the services of the specialised internet. For strengthening their knowledge, three tests have been prepared: for children under 14 years old, for older visitors, and an economic test. Those who successfully answer the questions provided can expect a prize — their photograph printed on a souvenir banknote.

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Vytis: From the Lithuanian Denar to the Euro

The exhibition “Vytis: From the Lithuanian Denar to the Euro” of the Money Museum of the Bank of Lithuania is like a historical journey of the Vytis from the first 14th c. Lithuanian coins, denars, to Lithuania’s current money, the euro. The exhibition is exposed in the Lithuania’s integral museum information system (LIMIS).

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“The most hospitable museum in Vilnius 2013”

In 2013 the Money Museum of the Bank of Lithuania, which took part in the competition “Vilnius’ Hospitality 2013”, was elected as the most hospitable museum in Vilnius. From May to October 2013, residents of Vilnius, jointly with guests of the city, were invited to elect the capital city’s most hospitable sites to be visited.

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“The Money Museum of the Bank of Lithuania — among the top five museums in the world”

The Money Museum of the Bank of Lithuania was selected to be among the top five central bank museums in the world. The scientific journalMintWorldCompedium prepared a list of the world’s top five money museums, and this list, in addition to our Museum, included the money museums of the central bank of Canada, Germany’s Bundesbank, South Korea and the Federal Reserve System of the United States of America.

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“The friendliest museum 2012”

The Lithuanian Association of People with Disabilities (LAPD), after conducting an investigation of the country’s 69 cultural and leisure objects, announced the Money Museum of the Bank of Lithuania in Vilnius as “the friendliest museum 2012” and awarded it with a special prize and diploma.

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The Return of Lost Valuables

The brochure introduces the exhibition open in the Money Museum’s Exhibition and Conference hall, which presents 240 silver artefacts from Lithuania, Russia and other countries, produced at the end of the 18th–second half of the 20th c., and the history of these artefacts appearing at the Museum.

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The Return of Lost Valuables

Money in Photographs

The Catalogue presents works by Lithuanian art photographers. These works were on display at an exhibition under the same name, dedicated to the 80th anniversary of the Bank of Lithuania and the litas.

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Money in Photographs

Securities in Lithuania. Shares and bonds. 1872–1940

Compiled by and the introductory text written by V. Laurinavičius, artist A. Jazbutis. Vilnius: Lietuvos bankas, 2001, 272 p., in Lithuanian and English (400 copies), 236 colour illustrations. Edited by E. Vilkauskienė, translated into English by D. Augulytė. The publication describes securities of the state, municipalities, joint stock company banks, other credit institutions and public limited liability companies. An overview is given of about 200 various securities from the Museum of the Bank of Lithuania, National Museum of Lithuania, National M.K. Čiurlionis Museum, Museum of the History of Lithuania Minor, Trakai History Museum, collections of Šiauliai Aušra Museum, private collections of A. Kubilas and V. Poviliūnas.

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Securities in Lithuania. Shares and bonds. 1872–1940

Money Museum participated in the Night of Museums 2015

The International Council of Museums (ICOM) initiates events of the International Museum Day. Since 2005, the international museum community is organizing the campaign European Night of Museums, which was joined by Lithuanian museums. This year the Night of the Musuems took place on 16 May. The Money Museum invited to visit the event of the Money Museum „The Night at the Money Museum: The Journey through the History of Money“.

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Muziejų naktis 2015