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International Paskevich readings to debut in Gomel in November

Society 17.10.2019 | 17:18

GOMEL, 17 October (BelTA) – The first international Paskevich readings will be held in Gomel on 21-22 November, BelTA learned from the Lenin Gomel Regional Universal Library, which will be the venue of conference.

The event will bring together representatives from Belarus and Russia - specialists in library and museum business, historians, local historians, archivists, employees of public libraries, university professors, graduate students, and students.

The conference will feature the plenary and three panel discussions to talk about the life and activities of the Paskevich dukes, the social and political activities of the family in the context of Belarusian history, and cultural interactions back then. The conference will also dwell on the geography of the places associated with the Paskevich dukes, their famous contemporaries and their relationships. Another set of issues will be devoted to book culture as an important part of historical and cultural heritage and museum activities of public libraries.

All in all, the conference will hear 30 reports and studies that will be later published as the collection of materials.

The participants of the event are also set to visit the Gomel Palace-Park Ensemble, the Gomel History Museum, the Shklyarov Vetka Museum of Old Believers and Belarusian traditions.

The International Paskevich Readings have been organized by the Lenin Gomel Regional Universal Library with the support of the Belarusian Library Association and the main department of ideological work, culture and youth affairs at the Gomel Oblast Executive Committee.

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