The Districts of Vilnius Series: The Village of Viršuliškės

Summer of 2022

With this study and the accompanying exhibition, the Vilnius Museum begins a series of exhibitions on the suburbs of the city. We claim that the importance of Vilnius’ districts can be measured by the number of residents, and their value can be calculated by the amount of objects and stories, even if they are not very old, their residents treasure. The city did not spring up in an empty space, and every residential area has its own stories, monuments and myths, each of which is worth recording and retelling for posterity.
For the first exhibition in this series, we have chosen the district of Viršuliškės, a slightly forgotten but one of the most populated districts. We will curate the exhibition together with Gatvės gyvos (

Photo by Gintaras Janavičius