The organizing committee for celebrations of the 500th anniversary of Belarusian book printing is led by Information Minister Lilia Ananich and Culture Minister Boris Svetlov. Some 60 events will be held to mark the anniversary.
Several important projects were carried out in Belarus in 2017, one of them being a facsimile edition of Skaryna's works, Irina Dryga remarked when reading out a welcome speech of the Belarusian culture minister.
Restoration and preservation of the cultural heritage is among the priorities of the National Library of Belarus. A good example here was the joint publishing project of the National Library and BelVEB Bank to reconstruct Francysk Skaryna's book heritage.
Director of the National Library of Belarus Roman Motulsky presented the facsimile edition of the books published by the Belarusian book printing pioneer Francysk Skaryna in the Palace of Nations in Geneva.
The Belarusian stand features publications about Francysk Skaryna and the 500th anniversary of book printing, produced by the publishing houses Mastatskaya Litaratura, Petrus Brovka Belorusskaya Encyclopedia Belarus, Zvyazda, Narodnaya Asveta.
Book restoration expert Andrei Krapivka brought the edition back to life ahead of the 500th anniversary of the Belarusian book printing. The restoration process is shown in the photos also presented at the exhibition.
These are well-known public and political figures, diplomats, heads and leading specialists of scientific, educational and cultural establishments from Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belarus, Bulgaria, the UK, Germany, China, Poland, Russia, Ukraine, Montenegro and other countries.
Taking part in the congress will be well-known public and political figures, diplomas, heads and specialists of scientific, educational and cultural institutions of Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belarus, Bulgaria, the UK, Germany, China, Poland, Russia, Ukraine, Montenegro and other countries.
“The sculpture symbolizes a difficult road of Belarus' daughters and sons who by force of circumstances, have ended up in different parts of the world, but kept their love to the Motherland,” said Vladimir Makei.
The Belarusian historian, deltiologist, and collector Vladimir Likhodedov had been studying printing trade for a long time and had consulted the documents that describe the technology of creating paper and printing books.