On September 4−8 the National Library of Belarus takes part at the 32nd Moscow International Book Fair.
In the framework of the event the country's main library prepared the exhibition "Return and Restoration of the Book Heritage". Visitors of the fair had the opportunity to learn more about the traditions of Belarusian book art and writing.
The National Library has extensive experience in implementing projects for facsimile reproduction of book heritage. The results of many years of work are presented at the exhibition.
An important part of the exposition was the reprints of old Belarusian books: the Slutsk and Turov Gospels, the Life of Euphrosyne of Polotsk, the Barkolabov Letopis, the Primer of 1767.
Visitors are waiting for the facsimile “Belarusian Pipe” by Francisak Bahusevic, “Kalyadnaya Pisanka” (1913) − the reprint of the fundamental work by Vatslaw Lastowski “The History of Belarusian (Krivichian) book”, the life-time works by Yakub Kolas “Simon the Musician” and “On Paths of Life” by Yanka Kupala.
Especially the guests of the Moscow fair may be interested in the facsimile “Topographic notes on the most famous placel of Her Imperial Majesty’s travel to the Belarusian viceroyalty”.
One of the latest library projects presented at the exhibition is the facsimile reprint of the first book in the world called “Primer” of 1618.
The results of the work of the National Library staff were repeatedly evaluated at the national and international competitions “The Art of the Book”, presented at various venues around the world, including the UN and UNESCO headquarters.
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