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Museums with Amber
Palanga, Lithuania Amber Museum The Lithuanian Amber Museum, located in Palanga, is devoted to all aspects of amber and houses over 25,000 specimens (15,000 with "Jurassic insects!").
The Palangos Gintaro Muziejus, placed online via the Lithuanian Art Museum, is located at 17 Vytauto Street, Palanga, Lithuanian, LT-5720 (tel. (+370-36) 53 501). This amber museum opened in 1963 and is housed in a former mansion of Count Feliksas Tiskevicius (built in 1897). The museum theme is both the formation of amber and the role amber has played in cultural history. Stone Age amber artifacts were found between 1860-1881, near Juodkrante, Curonian Lagoon, while mining for amber. The Lithuanian sea coast (Palanga, Sventoji) is the site of Neolithic amber artifacts (4000-1600 BC) and many amber artifacts have been found in graves dating from 1st - 3rd century. Learn more about this beautiful museum and see great images at
Antanas Tranyzas: The Amber Museum of Palanga and the Palanga Amber Museum.
Visit a guide to Palanga at http://www.inyourpocket.com/, for information on the country, city, and museum follow the links from Lithuania to Palanga and sightseeing.
|| Amber Museum Gallery - Gintaro Galerija Muziejus, http://www.ambergallery.li/english, is located in Nida and Vilnius, Lithuania, and this website is an excellent introduction to their treasures. This museum/gallery displays amber from an artists perspective with prepared amber scuplted by Lithuanian jewellers and folk artists. In Vilnius, the Mizgiriai Amber Gallery is located in the Old City, established in 1998. In addition to the amber, archeological artifacts are on display that were uncovered within the historic building. The Nida branch is expanding to include a working display of amber artists by summer of 2002. Information regarding how to physically find the museum and gallery can be obtained at http://www.inyourpocket.com/ and follow the links to Lithuania, Nida and Vilnius, sightseeing.
Davainis' Amber Sculpture Museum was founded in 1992, which contains information on formation and amber inclusions. They also have handmade, amber sculpture available for sale. They are located in Vilnius, Lithuania.
- The homepage of the Austrian Amber Road Association provides a listing of museums along the ancient amber trade route. The use of the term "amber road" refers to the social, economic, and cultural networks that were established between northern and southern Europe, beginning in Lithuania and ending in Italy, in this page. Take some time visiting all the links for information and additional links to the museums along the Amber Road... Die Österreichische Bernsteinstrasse.
- The Kaliningrad Amber Museum is located at Pl. Vasilevskovo 1, Tel. (46 15 63) Open 10:00 - 17:00 and closed Monday. This museum has over 6,000 pieces of amber on display including jewelry, boxes, copies of parts of Catherine the Great's legendary Amber room in the summer residence near St. Petersburg. Yantarny, Kaliningrad, is the location of the world's biggest amber mine (formally Palmnicken) and produces 90% of the world's amber. The mine has a museum, which includes a portrait of Lenin done in amber beads, and a factory outlet for amber jewelry. For good information regarding Baltic amber and amber manufacturing from Russia, visit the Kaliningrad Region State Enterprise site (physically located: 3a, Oktyabrskaya Str, 236006 Kaliningrad, Russia, Tel./fax: (0112) 34-10-95) and their links on the history of mining ,
modern use of amber, and
religious use of amber.
Also, see Amber from Russian Classics and Jewellers Guild of Russia.
- Skive Museum, Havnevej 14, DK-7800 Skive, Denmark: Collection
includes over 50 amber necklaces, 13,000 beads, dating from
2500-2200 B.C. The Skive Museum has the largest find of
Prehistoric amber beads in Denmark.
- Skagen Amber Museum, Bankvej 2, 9990 Skagen, has Denmark's largest collection of Baltic amber with insect inclusions, as well as old Art Nouveau amber jewelry.
Museum, Copenhagen, Denmark: Amber found or fashioned in
Denmark, including retinite from Greenland.
Rosenborg, Copenhagen, Denmark: Crown jewels and treasures of the Royal
Family (15-19th Century), including amber chandeliers!
Amber Museum, Höllviken, Sweden: Well designed webpage
with great links and illustrations, a good complement to this page.
- Museum of the Earth, Warsaw, Poland: Fabulous, scientific amber display addressing origins, environments, life in amber and a synthesis of present-day studies. An amber art display in Poland is found at Malbork Castle, Zamek Malbork.
Natural Museum of Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany: Over
10,000-15,000 organic inclusions, plus the largest lump of amber
ever found in Poland's territory (9,750 grams, found in 1890).
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Stuttgart, Germany: Baltic amber, Cretaceous age amber from
Lebanon, Miocene Dominican Republic amber, and Miocene amber
from Chiapas, Mexico.
- Deutsches Bernsteinmuseum in Ribnitz-Damgarten is both a museum and an opportunity to learn how to polish amber in their model workshop!
- The British Museum, London, U.K.: A 15 kilogram lump of amber from Burma, an interesting specimen of retinite in sandstone from New Zealand and more.
- National Museum, Amsterdam, Holland: Amber vase with a cover decorated
with golden rings, enamel and colored stones. "Note: Most of the Rijksmuseum is due to be closed for a whopping 5 years, from late 2003 to mid-2008, for renovation" (Rijksmuseum at www.frommers.com).
- American Museum of Natural History, New York, New York: Beautiful
displays of minerals and gems, including amber. American Museum of Natural History is the host of several online sites: Amber in Nature, Amber in Art, and Amber Varieties.
- A fun page within the Museum of Unnatural Mystery is entitled Dinosaurs Fabrication, by Lee Krystek.
- Two museums featuring Dominican amber have an online presence. One is the Dominican Amber Museum in Calle Duarte 61, Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic. Another one is The Amber World Museum, Ámbar Nacional AMBASA S.A., Arz. Meriño # 452, Esq. Restauración- Zona Colonial - Santo Domingo, República Dominicana.
- Alfred Correya's Baltic Amber Collection from the Hunterian Museum, University of Glasgow.
Palanga, Lithuania Amber Museum and their internal link, Antanas Tranyzas: The Amber Museum of Palanga.
- Palanga, Lithuania Amber Museum
- http://www.inyourpocket.com/, a guide to Baltic destinations
- Gintaro Galerija Muziejus
- Davainis' Amber Sculpture Museum
- Museums and historic sites along the European Amber Road
- Kaliningrad Region State Enterprise site and their links history of mining ,
modern use of amber, and
religious use of amber
- Amber from Russian Classics
- Jewellers Guild of Russia
- Skagen Amber Museum
- Geologisk Museum Copenhagen, Denmark
- Crown jewels is from
Guided Walks in Copenhagen Denmark
- Swedish Amber Museum Höllviken, Sweden
- Museum of the Earth
- Zamek Malbork, Malbork Castle, Malbork, Poland.
- The British Museum
Natural Museum of Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany
- Deutsches Bernsteinmuseum, Ribnitz-Damgarten
- A travel site with museum information
- Alfred Correya's Baltic Amber Collection from the Hunterian Museum, University of Glasgow
- American Museum of Natural History is the host of several sites: Amber in Nature, Amber in Art, and Amber Varieties.
- Dinosaurs fabrication is found within the Museum of Unnatural Mystery.
- Dominican Republic Amber Museum.
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