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The 8th International Congress "The Library as a Phenomenon of Culture"
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The 8th International Congress “The Library as a Phenomenon of Culture” opened at the National Library of Belarus on October 21. This year's theme: Libraries during the pandemic: new opportunities, new solutions.

The international congress brought together over 300 delegates from Belarus, Bulgaria, Germany, Russia and Ukraine. These are leading experts from libraries, archives, museums, publishing houses, educational and research institutions and organisations, representatives of legislative and executive authorities, software, hardware, information products and industrial equipment manufacturers for libraries.

Mr Anatol Markievich, Minister of Culture of the Republic of Belarus and Mr Uladzimir Rabavolau, Director General of the National Centre for Intellectual Property of the Republic of Belarus addressed the congress participants with welcoming remarks and wishes for productive work. Ms Aksana Knizhnikava, Director General of the National Library of Belarus, opened the event with a welcome speech.

An exhibition of publishing products, electronic resources and services has been launched.

Watch online from 14.00 to 17.00 the broadcast of section 1 "Current solutions for libraries in the context of new challenges"

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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

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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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