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More than a Toy: Doll Exhibition to Open in the Library

More than a Toy: Doll Exhibition to Open in the Library
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From September 5 to November 10
10 a.m. - 9 p.m.
room 104

On September 5 the exhibition "Doll Stories" will open at the exhibition complex (room 104) of the National Library of Belarus.

All over the world fairy tales and dolls accompany a person from an early age, develop creative potential, teach, educate, shape their worldview. At the Dolls Stories exhibition, adults can immerse themselves in the magical world of childhood, and kids can get acquainted with fairy-tale characters in an unusual format.

In the first part of the exhibition "Visiting a Tale", visitors will be able to see their favorite characters from all sides thanks to dioramas − voluminous structures. Anthropic and funny, courageous and noble characters of Samuil Marshak, Korney Chukovsky, Alexey Tolstoy, Alan Milne, Hans Christian Andersen, Charles Perrault, as well as heroes of folk tales will evoke warm feelings, a smile, the desire to win is inspired.

"Doll Factory", the second part of the exhibition, is about the history of their manufacture. For centuries, dolls were created by hand, had a ritual character or were an object of art. Factory production made them available to a wide audience. Visitors will be shown mass-produced dolls in original or restored costumes.

The exhibition is complemented by an exposition that will present books, postcards, posters and prints from the collections of the National Library of Belarus. The history of dolls is rich: this part of the exhibition tells about dolls of Ancient Egypt, Greece, about an ancient and folk toy of our land, a toy from the Soviet period, and a theater doll. Another section of the book exhibition is dedicated to the collection doll, which is highly regarded for originality and mastery of performance.

In addition, guests will be able to admire the works of talented illustrators: Vladimir Konashevich, creator of very detailed illustrations for the works by Korney Chukovsky, Evgeny Rachev, animal painter who skillfully portrayed the characters of heroes of folk tales, Leonid Vladimirsky, who created the beloved image of Buratino in a striped cap.
An interactive zone will help to consolidate a pleasant impression of the exhibition. Here you can colorize your favorite characters, watch a cartoon, and also take a souvenir photo in the costumes of Malchish-Kibalchish or Bogatyr.

The exhibition will last until November 10, 2019.
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.

The price: 7 BYN for adults.

  • 5 BYN: for students in secondary, secondary special and higher educational institutions;
  • 3 BYN: for children from 3 to 6 years, people with disabilities and children from large families;
  • 16 BYN: family ticket (group of 2 adults and 1 children up to 16 years old);
  • 19 BYN: family ticket (group of 2 adults and 2 children up to 16 years old);
  • Free of charge: for children up to 3 years, pupils of orphanages and accompanying of groups of pupils (1 person for 10 children).

We are waiting for you:
Monday to Friday : 10:00-21:00
Saturday, Sunday: 10:00-18:00
The last Monday of the month is a sanitary day.

To know about the exhibition operation hours on holidays and pre-holidays call us:
(+375 17) 266 37 37, 293 29 22.

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