Minister of Foreign Affairs Uladzimir Makej visited the stand of the National Library of Belarus, which is taking part in the 28th Minsk International Book Fair (MIBF) on February 19.
At the book festival, the National Library of Belarus presented to the viewer the exhibition “New House - New Perspectives. 2006–2021 Publishing Projects". The exhibition is timed to the 15th anniversary of the relocation of the Library to a modern building.
In 2006, the main depositary of books in our country changed its registration and moved to a new home, which not only improved the service for readers but really opened up new perspectives. The construction of a new building, the acquisition of modern printing equipment made it possible to implement projects previously impossible.
Ms Sviatlana Zajko, Chief Librarian of the Book Exhibitions Organization Sector of the Gallery and Exhibition Activities Department, showed the exhibition to the distinguished guest. She spoke about the implementation of projects for facsimile reproduction of the Sluck, Polack, Turau Gospels, "The Life of Saint Efrasinia of Polack" and the Barkulab Chronicle, "The Baculus of Rule" by Simiaon of Polack, the world's first Primer, the entire famous heritage of Francysk Skaryna. All these publications became winners and laureates of the national competition "The Art of the Book" and the international competition of the same name among the CIS countries.
Visitors of the MIBF will be able to explore them over the next few days. The exhibition also features scientific publications (including a number of publications dedicated to the 500th anniversary of Belarusian book printing, the military-patriotic publishing project “Partisan Archives”, etc.), reprint, electronic editions, postcards, etc.
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