Architectural Heritage Investigation in Interwar Vilnius: Problems and Methods

Acta Academiae Artium Vilnensis


  • Edita Povilaitytė-Leliugienė Vilnius Academy of Arts, Vilnius, Lithuania



Architectural heritage research, heritage preservation, intrusive and non-intrusive research, conservation, restoration, inventory, Interwar Vilnius


This paper presents the architectural heritage research problems and methods in Interwar Vilnius. Due to institutional regulation as well as state law recommendation, architectural heritage research had to be performed before any maintenance (conservation, restoration or adaptation) works, however the quantity and quality of investigations differ from gene- ral cognition (general knowledge of an object’s constructions, architectural details and condition) and inventory made (survey drawings) and analysis of non-intrusive research methods to complex scientific research. The comparative analysis of institutional impact for the investigation and individual practices of researchers reveal much wider contexts of the architectural heritage investigations questions and methods used in Interwar Vilnius.

Author Biography

Edita Povilaitytė-Leliugienė, Vilnius Academy of Arts, Vilnius, Lithuania

Edita Povilaitytė-Leliugienė is a historian of architecture and heritage. She is currently writing a dissertation about the 19–20th century history of architectural research methodologies, with a particular focus on the case of Vilnius Upper Castle. Her research interests include the processes of architectural heritage investigation and heritage protection in the 19th and 20th centuries. She has co-authored two books: Vilnius Upper Castle (Vilnius, 2014) and Architect Sigitas Lasavickas (Vilnius, 2015).




How to Cite

Povilaitytė-Leliugienė, E. (2019). Architectural Heritage Investigation in Interwar Vilnius: Problems and Methods: Acta Academiae Artium Vilnensis. Acta Academiae Artium Vilnensis, (98), 212–261.