Institute of Art Research

The Material Body of the Book: Between Tradition and Innovation
The volume is dedicated to the printed book and book design with a focus on the material nature of the book. The contributors are encouraged to look at the printed book as a space that bridges illustration and design experiments, as well as possibilities given by constantly developing printing techniques.

Editors of this issue: dr. Jolita Liškevičienėdr. Ieva Pleikienė
Publication date 2021, III quarter

Cultural interactions between Latin America and Eastern Europe
The issue aims at encouraging a transdisciplinary discussion on cultural interactions between Latin America and Eastern Europe. Therefore we welcome contributions from scholars working across a wide disciplinary range, including art history, music, literature and film, religious studies, philosophy, gender and cultural studies, history, anthropology, and sociology. Presentations of artistic research on the topic of the volume are also welcome.

Editor of this issue: dr. Laura Petrauskaitė
Publication date 2021, III quarter

Design processes
(preliminary title)
The issue is devoted to design research topics and we invite researchers and designers to investigate various subjects and problems related to design processes, as very broad and essential topic.
Thus, today we have so many and very differentiated forms of design activities from very traditional roles of designers (product design, graphic design, fashion design, interior design, art or conceptual design) to critical design, service design, neurodesign, performative design etc. The issue welcomes historic, contemporary and interdisciplinary approaches to the topic and invites contributions from design historians, designers, and scholars in related fields; as well as practitioners, and managers who engage with design. 

Editor of this issue: dr. Karolina Jakaitė
Publication date 2021 IV quarter

Art and Architecture CONSERVATION Training in Europe:
Relevant Experiences and Mastering Conservation Methods

On 22-23April 2021, the Conservation Department of Vilnius Academy of Arts invited conservation students and teachers from higher education institutions in Europe to an online conference. Participants were asked to share their experience about the conservation training methods by describing the practices of selection and performance of their course tasks, graduating works or summer practices, the analysis of issues faced in the process, and the ways of addressing them. Research articles based on the conference papers will make the basis of the Acta Academiae Artium Vilnensis volume to be published next year. Articles are also invited from interested authors who did not participate in the conference.

Editor of this issue: dr. Dalia Klajumienė. dr. Indrė Užuotaitė