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11 Feb 2016

Chernik: More rarities on display in Belarusian museums

Chernik: More rarities on display in Belarusian museums

MINSK, 11 February (BelTA) – More and more rarities are put on display in Belarusian museums, BelTA learned from Belarusian Deputy Culture Minister Vasily Chernik during the opening of an exhibition in the National History Museum of Belarus on 11 February.

The official said that more and more often the general public can see original exhibits, which age is measured in hundreds of years. Prepared by Belarusians and Lithuanians, the international exhibition Radziwills. The Great Epoch of the Dukes is a case in point. All the exhibits are original ones. Visitors will be able to see the relics that were part of life of representatives of the great dynasty.

The exhibition Radziwills. The Great Epoch of the Dukes in MinskThe exhibition in the National History Museum features rare books published in the 16-18th centuries, including the Bible published in Brest in 1563. The exhibits from Lithuania include picturesque products of ornamental casting and forging, polychrome tiles. Among other things the Belarusian exhibits include documents dated by the 16-19th centuries from the Saint Trinity Orthodox Monastery in Slutsk. The deciphered documents reflect various aspects of people’s lives in the past centuries. Most of the archived documents have never been on public display before.

The exhibition Radziwills. The Great Epoch of the Dukes in MinskThe Lithuanian contributors to the exhibition include the Birzai local lore museum SELA, the Kedainiai local lore museum, the Lithuanian national museum Palace of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania (Vilnius). Belarus is represented by the National History Museum and the National Library of Belarus.

The exhibition was initially opened in Lithuania. Now it is available in Belarus on 11 February – 28 March.

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