On September 10, the State Museum of the History of Belarusian Literature opened the Kostrovitsky literary and documentary exposition, timed to coincide with the 140th anniversary of the birth of Guillaume Apollinaire.
For a long time, the presentations of books, the opening of exhibitions in museums and libraries were stopped, but joint events of cultural institutions are gradually returning to life, contributing to the establishment of contacts, the signing of agreements for long-term mutually beneficial activities.
The author of the concept of the exposition was Vladimir Schastny. The exhibition presents documents about the Kostrovitsky noble family, which in the 19th century. gave two significant personalities - Guillaume Apollinaire (poet, art critic, graphic artist) and Karus Kagants (poet, playwright, linguist, public figure of the national revival of the early twentieth century). Their work influenced the further development of Belarusian and European literature and culture of the 20th century.
The National Historical Archives of Belarus, the Belarusian State Archives-Museum of Literature and Art, the National Library of Belarus, the Republican Center of National Cultures, and the Predmestie gallery took part in the creation of the exposition. Documents, manuscripts, books, photographs from partner funds and private collections are placed next to the documents of the State Museum of the History of Belarusian Literature. A significant contribution was made by the National Library, which presented documents from the late 19th - early 20th centuries.
Today the Kostrovitsky family continues in the Mocharsky family, citizens of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. During the event, a descendant of the family on the maternal side Jeremy Mocharsky, the author of books about the history of his family and famous ancestors, addressed the audience via video.
During the event, Jeremy Mocharski's books "The Poetry in the Blood", "The Flight of Eagles", "A Man of Power and a Goblin on a Fork" mischievous ") were awarded to representatives of the organizations - creators of the exposition. The National Library of Belarus, represented by General Director, Roman Motulsky, also received a gift.
Sincere words about the personality of G. Apollinaire were made by the publisher of the series "Poets of the Planet", which published translations of this poet, Zmitser Kolas, as well as the translator of poems into Belarusian Liavon Borshchevsky, a musical performance dedicated to the opening of the exposition was performed by the singer Roman Orlov.
The exposition will run until October 10.
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