“The Republic Manifesto”, an exhibition timed to the 100th anniversary of the proclamation of the BSSR, officially opened at the Book Museum, on December 21.
The event was organized by the National Library of Belarus in cooperation with the National Archives of the Republic of Belarus.
The deputy director of the National Library of Belarus, Alexander Susha, chief specialist of the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Belarus, Sergey Botyan, director of the National Archives of the Republic of Belarus, Andrei Demyanyuk, deputy director for research of the Institute of History of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus, Vadim Lakiza, and leading researcher of the Department of Modern History of Belarus of the Institute of History, the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus, Valentin Mazetz, spoke at the opening of the exhibition. The speakers emphasized the importance of the BSSR’s anniversary in the context of the formation of the modern Belarusian statehood, stressing the need to refer to historical sources, study them, preserve and demonstrate to a wide audience.
The event guests had a guided tour to the exhibition “The Republic Manifesto”. During the acquaintance with the exposition, the head of the Bibliology Research Department, Anatoliy Steburako, and the head of the museum activity sector, Tatyana Zakharova, told about the unique documents and rare exhibits reflecting not only the proclamation of the SSRB, but also other fateful events in the history of our country (from the First All-Belarusian Congress and the BNR to the creation of the Lithuanian SSR and the Polish-Soviet War of 1919–1921). The famous Manifesto of 1919, and also the manuscripts of Dmitry Zhilunovich (Tishka Gartny), rare books, newspapers, magazines, postcards and maps of the state borders of that era from the library and archive collections are on display.
The exhibition will run at the Book Museum (room 347) until March 15, 2019.
The end date may be changed.
The opening hours of the exhibition correspond to the Book Museum opening hours.
Admission is by library card or by ticket of the library's social and cultural center. Information and tickets may be obtained at the registration desk.
For more info: (+375 17) 293 25 85.
All materials are provided by the Bibliology Research Department.