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Notre-Dame de Paris: More than Cathedral

Notre-Dame de Paris: More than Cathedral
Other events
16–30 April
room 347

An exhibition dedicated to the Notre-Dame de Paris was opened in solidarity in the Book Museum on April 16.

On April 15 a real cultural catastrophe has happened:  the fire sprang into a blaze in the Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral in France. This Gothic temple was not just a symbol of the French capital, but also entered the treasury of world culture. People from all over the world went to Paris to look at this architectural masterpiece. He attracted many artists and writers.

Over the centuries the fate of the cathedral were forming differently. He was repeatedly destroyed and reborn. In the 19th century the temple had such serious damages that they raised the question on its demolition. The eponymous historical novel by Victor Hugo, published in 1831, contributed to the salvation of the cathedral from destruction. In 1841, the restoration of the church began and lasted more than 20 years.

The National Library of Belarus stores unique materials that give an idea of ​​the form of the cathedral in the 18th–19th centuries. The exhibition presents editions of the famous novel by V. Hugo of the 1830s, prints of 1850s with views of Notre-Dame by artist Charles Meryon, images of the interiors of the cathedral from Napoleon Bonaparte's coronation album of 1804, outlines of the church on the map of Paris of 1734, etc.

The exhibition takes place until April 30, 2019 (room 347).

The end date of the exhibition can be changed.

The opening hours of the exhibition corresponds to the library’s opening hours.
Entrance to the exhibition is available by the library ticket or ticket of the library's social and cultural center.

For more info: (+375 17) 293 27 22.


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