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Conference in Moscow "Book Artefacts from the Preservation Perspective"

Conference in Moscow "Book Artefacts from the Preservation Perspective"
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On October 19-21, the 5th Annual Interdisciplinary Scientific Conference "Book Artefacts from the Preservation Perspective" was held at the M.I. Rudomino All-Russian State Library for Foreign Literature.

The conference provides a platform for professional dialogue between experts from different countries on a wide range of issues related to the research, preservation and promotion of book cultural heritage.


Ms Dzijana Muratava, Head of the Restoration and Conservation of Library Documents Department, took part in the event from the National Library of Belarus with a video presentation "Restoration of Modern Document Bindings Using Buckram, Painted with Gouache mixed with PVAc". The participants were introduced to the buckram dyeing method developed in the Department for restoration of modern documents bindings that makes it possible to preserve the harmony of the original binding using available materials.

Restoration and Conservation Department



Looking for Joy

3 Dec 2021

A literary and visual exhibition "Looking for Joy" dedicated to the 160th anniversary of the birth of the Russian painter and representative of Russian impressionism Konstantin Korovin (1861–1939) is on show in the Fine Arts Reading Room (room 306) from December 3 to January 10.

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The Book Museum Turns 15. Part 4

3 Dec 2021

This year, the Book Museum of the National Library of Belarus celebrates 15 years from its opening. History of the Museum is the important part of the Library's history. We continue a series of publication-recollections about the Museum from its creators.

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Silent Gloomy Autumn: 10 Books with November Vibe

30 Nov 2021

The autumn days sometimes feel awfully long and dragging, but they're coming to an end too, which means it's time to close the autumn gestalt. How? Let us offer you books, the universal solution to all problems, the answer to all questions. And before you get swept up in the New Year spirit, here are 10 books with an incredible autumn mood, sometimes as dark and mysterious as our November articles, and sometimes as cosy and heartwarming as a library reading room.

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