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September 24
Book Museum (room 347)

The Book Museum will host the opening of the exhibition "Secrets of a Concelarium" on September 24, at 4 pm. The exhibition created together with Vladimir Likhodedov, researcher, laureate of the "For Spiritual Revival" prize.

At the exhibition, you will learn what our ancestors wrote in the 15th-20th centuries, you will see the first pencils and nozzles, pens, sandboxes, ink, etc., there are writing instruments of famous people (even imagine what a Skaryna's pen could be!). You will also find out what jogging products of domestic and foreign manufacturers were sold in the shops of stationery and paper goods in Minsk and Grodno in the old days, as well as what was advertised on stationery of the early 20th century, what special writing instruments were prepared by travelers in their suitcases.

The school theme of the exposition will reveal the contents of the backpack of high school students from different eras (notebooks, pen, pencils, sharpeners, bookmarks, pencil cases ...), and also demonstrate how the school desk of the lyceum student A.S. Pushkin.

At the exhibition, visitors will be presented with writing materials of famous people and objects related to the history of their families: the Radziwill family, relatives of the composer S. Moniuszko, local historian O. Gedeman, financier L. Polyakov, German photographer F. Krauskopf, Marshal S.K. Timoshenko and others.

There are writing instruments for true "office gourmets": inkwells designed in different styles, as well as highly artistic samples of writing instruments made of valuable materials.

The exposition was prepared within the framework of the author's project “In Search of the Lost” and allows revealing through the items of V. Likhodedov's collection an entire continent, a forgotten layer of material culture associated with the tradition of writing.

The exhibition "Secrets of a Concelarium" will be open at the Book Museum (room 347) until November 15, 2020, every day, except Monday and public holidays.

The opening hours are subject to change.

The opening hours of the exhibition correspond to the working hours of the Book Museum.

Admission is by library card or by the ticket of the library's social and cultural center.

For more info: (+375 17) 293 25 85.

Bibliology Research Department


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