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Belarus, Poland prepare big project to celebrate 150th birthday of Ferdynand Ruszczyc

Society 16.11.2018 | 18:23

MINSK, 16 November (BelTA) – Belarus' Minister of Foreign Affairs, Chairman of the National Commission for UNESCO Vladimir Makei met with the Polish art historian Ferdynand Ruszczyc, the grandson of Ferdynand Ruszczyc, a prominent artist and a native of Belarus, BelTA learned from the press service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Belarus.

The meeting was attended by Director General of the National Art Museum of Belarus Vladimir Prokoptsov.

The parties discussed a joint project to celebrate the 150 anniversary of the birth of Ferdynand Ruszczyc in 2020. The parties are planning to arrange exhibitions of the artist's works in Minsk, Warsaw, Vilnius, to hold a conference in Minsk devoted to the life and work of the artist, restore the ancestral homestead in Bogdanovo (Volozhin District, Minsk Oblast), and set up a Ferdynand Ruszczyc cultural center.

“The National Commission for UNESCO is considering nominating the inclusion of the 150th anniversary of Ferdynand Ruszczyc into the UNESCO calendar of anniversary celebrations in 2020-2021. Other countries are expected to support the project,” the ministry said.

Vladimir Makei highlighted the important role of such cultural projects for the expansion of dialogue between countries and emphasized the interest of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in active cooperation with the participants of the project with a view to its promotion, including within the National Commission for UNESCO.

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