Restoration workshops provide an opportunity to see and learn about the practical issues and aspects of heritage management. During the workshops the participants, including the local heritage community, are introduced to the cultural heritage through learning about it, and then putting the knowledge to practice. Public consultations provide answers to concerns about research, management, and adaptation of heritage for a new use. Events of this nature also serve as an alternative environment for discussion, engaging heritage theorists, practitioners, institutions and the heritage community to meet and share their experiences.
In the summer of 2018, the architecture and heritage program “Modernism for the Future” of the project Kaunas 2022 – European Capital of Culture, the organization “Beautify Kaunas” („Gražinkime Kauną“) and the “Woodworkers’ Society” („Medžio meistrų draugija“) implemented an exemplary modernist door restoration workshop. The workshop was organised during the Putvinskis Street Day, and provided opportunities to see door restoration works in progress, get acquainted with Lithuanian design during the Interwar Period, and participate in the symbolic opening of the renovated door.
The restauration workshop. Photographs: Ž. Rinkšelis. Photograph of the door prior to restoration: www.autc.lt