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Book Bison Settles in the National Library

Book Bison Settles in the National Library
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The interior design of the National Library has become even more interesting today. The Book Bison has settled in the lobby.

The sculpture "Zubr" (a Bison) is both a symbol of Belarus and the embodiment of a strong typographic tradition of our ancestors. The art object is made of parts of old printing machines and typographic fonts and decorated with letters of the alphabet, among which you can find the Belarusian “ў” and "i". So the “nationality” of the Book Bison is out of question.

The sculpture in hi-tech style is created by designer Gennady Kotlin as part of the author's project of Vladimir Likhodedov "In Search of the Lost." Alternatively, it is called "The Aleph," the name of the first letter of ancient alphabets, which is derived from the Egyptian hieroglyph in the form of a bull's head.

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Professional Travel to Libraries of Netherlands

14 Nov 2019

The specialists of the National Library of Belarus, Svetlana Pugacheva, Natalia Zelenevskaya and Nelly Kovalevskaya, and the representatives of the United Institute of Informatics Problems of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus, Yuri Getsevich and  Svetlana Getsevich, visited the leading libraries of the Netherlands. The professional travel (November 3–9) was supported by Mobility Scheme for Targeted People-to-People-Contacts (MOST).

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Secrets of the Parisian Stage

14 Nov 2019

“Secrets of the Paris Stage,” a book-illustrative exhibition dedicated to the 155th birthday of the outstanding French painter and graphic artist Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (1864–1901), runs in the fine arts room number 306, from November 14 to December 10.

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