On September 15, on the Day of Libraries, the National Library and the famous Belarusian collector, philanthropist and public figure, laureate of the prize of the President of the Republic of Belarus "For Spiritual Revival" Vladimir Likhodedov opened the exhibition "Homeland. In search of the lost" in the Book Museum.
The general public is presented with a unique opportunity to see a real treasure – copies from the library fund of V. Likhodedov. The collection includes valuable manuscripts, old printed books, rare books and periodicals of the XVI–XX centuries, acquired with the support of the state, donated and deposited to the library.
There is a valuable and iconic cultural monument among them – the privilege of the King of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth to the Minsk Uniate Monastery (1617); handwritten registration books of religious institutions of the XVIII–XIX centuries, hamail – the manuscript of the Belarusian Tatars; Slavic and European old printed editions of the XVIII century. The copies of one of the first Belarusian newspapers of the XIX century "Grodno Gubernia Vedomosti" ("Гродненские губернские ведомости"), publications dedicated to the period of the Napoleonic Wars, documents of the period of the First World War and the Great Patriotic War, etc. are shown.
The exhibition is organized on the eve of the 20th anniversary of the historical and educational project "Homeland. In search of the lost".
The cooperation of the collector and the National Library is aimed at the search, identification, return and preservation of the documentary heritage of Belarus in state collections; scientific research of the monuments of the national book and written culture; popularization of the documentary heritage in the national system of culture, education and upbringing.
The exhibition will be open to the public until November 30, 2023
The date of its completion can be changed.
The material is provided by the Bibliology Research Department.