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Viktoras Liutkus

Director of Museum, Vilnius Academy of Arts

Maironio g. 6, LT - 01124 Vilnius, Lithuania
Tel: + 370 5 2100136
Fax: + 370 5 2105444


Dr. Viktoras Liutkus is a professor at the Vilnius Academy of Arts and Director of Academy’s Museum. He graduated at the Department of history of the Vilnius University. Since 2001 Viktoras Liutkus is a partial time professor at Academy’s UNESCO chair for cultural management and cultural policy.

In the 1980s–1990s he was the Secretary for science and curator of international programmes at the Lithuanian Art Museum, Head of European Integration Division at the Ministry of Culture and the adviser to the Minister of Culture of Lithuania, Lithuanian delegate to the Culture Committee of the Council of Europe.

Alongside his public servant and academic career he was the Executive director of Lithuanian Artists' Association, the member of the Museums' Council of Lithuania, the Chairman of Experts Commission of the Lithuanian Culture Support Foundation. He is the member of Lithuanian Artists' Association, the member of National Section of International Association of Art Critics (IAAC/AICA) and the member of the Lithuanian artists’ Group 24. Viktoras Liutkus is an author of several monographs on Lithuanian painting of the 20th century, co-author of studies on contemporary Lithuanian art. His PhD thesis is “The Manifestations of Constructivism in Lithuanian Art”.

Viktoras Liutkus was the co-author and a member of experts group for the preparation of Lithuanian National Report for the CE (1997), he takes part in national or international cultural policy research projects dealing with local and regional culture, situation of artists’, strategic planning of culture development. Viktoras Liutkus established and is the director of the NGO “Cultural Observatory”.