Spring: Icograda Design Week in Vilnius includes meeting with Lithuanian ministers

12 May 2011
Vilnius (Lithuania) - As part of the Icograda Design Week in Vilnius, the Icograda Executive Board met with the Minister of Education and Science, Gintaras Steponavicius, and Minister of Economy, Rimantas Zylius, on 11 May 2011 at the Vilnius Academy of Art.

Vilnius (Lithuania) - As part of Spring: Icograda Design Week in Vilnius, the Icograda Executive Board met with the Minister of Education and Science, Gintaras Steponavicius, and Minister of Economy, Rimantas Zylius, on 11 May 2011 at the Vilnius Academy of Art.

The meeting was an opportunity to brief the government representatives on Icograda's current initiatives, including the World Design Survey, and to examine how closer collaboration could enhance opportunities for Lithuanian creative industries. Discussion topics included how Icograda's international network of more than 80 educational institutions could offer a platform for exchange and cooperation.

Following the meeting, both Ministers delivered opening remarks at the International Conference, which runs from 11-12 May.



Executive Board meets with Lithuanian officials to promote Icograda programmes. Photo: Ines Subtil


Above: Minister of Economy, Rimantas Zylius, Minister of Education and Science, Gintaras Steponavicius and Audrius Klimas, Rector of the Vilnius Academy of Art. Photo: Ines Subtil


Above: Board Member Paul Hughes (Netherlands), Treasurer David Berman (Canada), President Elect Leimei Julia Chiu (Japan) and President Russell Kennedy (Australia). Photo: Ines Subtil

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About the Vilnius Academy of Art

The Vilnius Academy of Art | Design and innovation Centre is one of the key partners in presenting Spring: Icograda Design Week in Vilnius. The Academy is one of the oldest art schools in the Baltic region. The school offers undergraduate and PhD programmes in design, architecture, visual arts and humanitarian sciences.