The founders of MO Museum – Danguolė and Viktoras Butkus – were elected as “People of the Year” at “Žmonės” 2019 Award Ceremony. This award is given to the people who show their good example to others by their ideas and works that they do.
The People whom this award is given are elected by the editorial board of the magazine “Žmonės”. This year it was presented by Gitana Bukauskienė, the editor of “Žmonės” magazine.
“I think you would all agree that a title “People of the Year” sounds really special. But the person, or to be more specific – the people, whom we would like to give the award this year, say that they do not feel this way. Even though they have done an invaluable historical thing that is seen and enjoyed by Lithuanians and by all the world. They proved that a usual image of a millionaire can be different. They shared not only their money with Vilnius and Lithuania, but also – a bit of their lives. The art collection is such a personal thing telling you no less than letters or diaries. We thank them for the life that has been restored to an important place in Vilnius and for the space for cultural life. You are an example for all of us”, – she said.
Photo: Irmantas Gelūnas