The educational exhibition Touch the Lithuanian Language with Your Hands is a mobile exhibition that travels to Lithuanian and foreign schools, cultural centres, libraries, regional museums and events. The exhibition is designed to present the most important achievements in Lithuanian studies and linguistics in a playful manner; to educate on the history of the Lithuanian language; to encourage taking pride in the Lithuanian language; to uncover the uniqueness of the Lithuanian language and present its’ place in the global context; to introduce the Lithuanian language to foreigners. The exposition consists of distinctive and interactive exhibits – specialised language toys, allowing everyone to touch the language with their hands and experience the distinctiveness of the language.
The mobile exhibition Touch the Lithuanian Language increasingly travels abroad. It has already been exhibited in Egypt, Ireland, Sweden, Poland, Switzerland, Germany, Luxembourg and Belgium. We believe that the destination list for this exhibition will only expand, with many new, meaningful and exciting journeys to come.
The interactive tree of Indo-European languages is an exhibit that enables the participant to get familiarised with the variety that can be found in the abundance of Indo-European languages. The exhibit allows the participant to uncover the connections and similarities between the languages, and reveals which languages are the most used, which are extinct and what place, in this context, can be given to the Lithuanian language.
Illuminated exhibits (the eye and the fly), presented as puzzles, allow the participant to find the equivalents for Lithuanian words in other languages, highlighting the common origin of the languages.
The Symbolic Dictionary is an illuminated exhibit that features flip-out words. It demonstrates the origin of the particular words, showing whether they were inherited, borrowed from neighbouring languages or created by prominent individuals.
The exhibition also includes an interactive Lithuanian alphabet, which consists of stamps representative of each letter found in the Lithuanian alphabet and includes the descriptions of their origins, reflecting the cultural and historical development of the nation.
The magnetic word map allowing the participant to sort the offered words offers the discovery of what borrowings from the Lithuanian language are used by other languages.
The exhibition is supplemented with five stationary displays, containing further information on each exhibit.
Interactive toys and the stories they present can offer fascination to both schoolchildren and adults.
The exhibition can fit in four suitcases, which makes it convenient for transportation using either a car or a plane.