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02 June 2020, 16:59

Belarus' historical and cultural heritage displayed on fence of Minsk park

MINSK, 2 June (BelTA) – The exhibition project "Rarities of the National History Museum of the Republic of Belarus" on the fence of Chelyuskintsev Park along Independence Avenue was launched in Minsk on 2 June, BelTA has learned.

The exhibition project displays the national historical and cultural heritage of Belarus. It consists of 70 photo banners featuring the rarities of the National History Museum: coins, weapons, national costumes, religious objects, works of fine art, arts and crafts, books, precious metals, awards, musical instruments and more.

All five branches of the National History Museum (Memorial House of the first congress of RSDLP, the Museum of Belarusian Cinema History, the Museum of the Theater and Musical Culture History of the Republic of Belarus, the Museum of Nature and Environment of the Republic of Belarus, the Museum of Contemporary Belarusian Statehood) have contributed to the exhibition.

“We have made such a selection of museum exhibits, which, in our opinion, fully illustrate all our 58 museum collections. Our holdings contain almost everything that is related to the history of the country. These are numismatics, sphragistics, national buildings, icon painting, rare publications, documents and many more. Each banner contains an average of five items. A total of more than 350 museum artifacts are now on display on the fence of Chelyuskintsev Park,” said director of the National History Museum Pavel Sapotko.

Pavel Sapotko
Pavel Sapotko

According to Pavel Sapotko, all banners contain information in Belarusian, Russian and English. “There are several art display areas in Minsk. These are places near the Minsk Town Hall, the Palace of Sports, and this part of the Chelyuskintsev Park, which has been recently playing a dominating role. It will be great if ten out of 100 people who pass by pay attention to the banners, stop to read the information and decide to visit the museum to once again realize that our culture is rich,” he said.

The project has been implemented with the support of the Culture Ministry and the Minsk city authorities. Its authors are Oleg Lukashevich, Aleksandr Alekseyev, Oleg Ladisov, Daria Ovchinnikova. The project is expected to run until June 2021. “And then, maybe, we will continue it,” Pavel Sapotko added.

Aleksandr Alekseyev and Oleg Lukashevich
Aleksandr Alekseyev and Oleg Lukashevich

Photos by Oksana Manchuk

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