MainNewsLibrary News
The ordinary day of the National Library (+ video)
National Library of Belarus at an Evening of Belarusian Culture in Madrid (+ video)

Modern Technologies "Revitalized" Belarusian Classic Writers

Modern Technologies "Revitalized" Belarusian Classic Writers
Other news

A video in which Belarusian classics were revitalized, appeared on Youtube channel "Kniga Belarusi". Among them are Janka Kupala, Jakub Kolas, Maksim Bahdanovich, Uladzimir Karatkievich, Vasil Bykau and others. They move, blink, pose in front of the camera. The author of the project and video reconstruction is Mr Ales Susha, Deputy Director General of the National Library of Belarus.

"What did Belarusian classic authors look like in their youth? We know that thanks to the old black-and-white photos. However, modern technologies allow not only to colour these images, but even to visually revitalize famous historical figures," Mr Susha said. "We tried to do a video reconstruction where they start posing in front of the camera, move, and it looks like they actually were videotaped."

There are classics of Belarusian literature of the 20th century. Not everyone can be recognized at a young age. This is one of the goals of this project: to make them more recognizable.

On video: Maksim Bahdanovich, Janka Kupala, Jakub Kolas, Ciotka, Tsishka Hartny, Maksim Haretski, Zoska Veras, Mikhas Charot, Uladzimir Dubouka, Janka Maur, Piatrus Brouka, Kuzma Chorny, Maksim Tank, Janka Bryl, Arkadz Kuliashou, Ivan Melezh, Jauhenija Janishchyz, Ivan Melezh, Ivan Shamiakin, Nil Hilevich, Uladzimir Karatkievich, Vasil Bykau and Ryhor Baradulin.



"Belarusian Nightingale": a new virtual exposition dedicated to the 135th anniversary of the birth of Zmitrok Byadulya

7 May 2021

We present a new section of the virtual project "On the Waves of Time throughout Life", implemented by the National Library of Belarus, the State Museum of the History of Belarusian Literature, the Belarusian State Archive-Museum of Literature and Art and the magazine "Maladost" dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the formation of the literary association "Maladnyak".

To the 100th Anniversary of “Maladnyak

The Great Patriotic War in Fiction

6 May 2021

On May 9, our country celebrates a landmark holiday – Victory Day. A book exhibition "The Great Patriotic War in Fiction", organized together with the National Archives of the Republic of Belarus is timed to this event.

Book exhibitions

A very brief history of the beatniks

5 May 2021

60 years ago, at a poetry evening at the Town Hall Theater in Berkeley, a poem was read from the stage that changed American literature, and then the whole world – "Howl" by Allen Ginsberg. But is there really a need for a reason to write about this very important period in literature? The Beat period not only made modern poetry the way we see it, but even influenced music. Today we take a look at the history of the beat generation – in dates, numbers, faces and the most important aspects. Briefly and to the point.

Author's Point of View