On 26 March, there was held the opening of a large-scale exhibition project "Ten centuries of art in Belarus" in which realization the National Library of Belarus took part.
The project was organized by Belgazprombanktogether with Gazprom Transgaz Belarus, the Ministry of Culture and the Belarusian National Arts Museum.
The exhibition displays about 500 outstanding patterns of Belarusian art from 29 museums of the republic, private and corporate collections. Many of the exhibits will be shown to the audience for the first time. The project was realized due to joint work of researchers of art and culture, high qualified specialists in the field of museums, libraries and culture, the best designers from Belarus, Lithuania and Russia.
The National Library of Belarus as one of the exhibitors provided 34 documents from its collections. Among them are the unique original Bible of Francisk Skorina (1518); patterns of the hand-written heritage of multinational Belarus – Jewish Torah and Tatar Kitab (XVIII century); Belarusian ancient editions of the 12th and 13th centuries issued by publishing houses in Kuteyno, Pinsk, Polotsk, Supraśl; the first and lifetime editions of works by prominent public figures, scientists and Belarusian classics: Y. Chechot, A. Mickiewicz, Y. Barshchevsky, V. Dunin-Marcinkiewicz; editions of Belarusian literary and artistic unions Molodnyak and Uzvyshsha of the beginning of the 29th century.