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The Secrets of the Office Opened in the Book Museum
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An official opening of an unusual exhibition created together with Mr Vladimir Likhodedov, researcher, prizewinner of the award “For the Spiritual Revival”, took place in the National Library on 24 September.

Writing tools of the different epochs that our ancestors used before the appearance of a keyboard and electronic devices have been presented in the exhibition display.

Mr Alexander Susha, Deputy Director General of the National Library of Belarus, made an opening speech. He presented the project and thanked the author of the idea, the owner of the collection, Mr Vladimir Likhodedov for cooperation. He noted that the items demonstrated the centuries-old tradition of writing and raised interest in our history and culture.

The next speaker, Mr Alexander Karlyukevich, Chief Editor, Director of "Zvyazda" publishing house, spoke about the absolute value and importance of joint work of interested researchers and various institutions, as well as about the distinctive role of Mr Vladimir Likhodedov's author project "In Search of the Lost."

An interesting comparative analysis of modern and past technologies, their impact on people was made by Mr Andrei Korol, Rector of the Belarusian State University, who continued the official part of the event.

Mr Vyacheslav Korotkevich, Head of the Education Quality Monitoring Department of the Ministry of Education of the Republic of Belarus, emphasized the important educational and upbringing role of the presented project for the younger generation.

Mr Vladimir Likhodedov told the guests about the concept of the exhibition and showed the most interesting items. He also expressed gratitude to the Library for cooperation and the opportunity to present the project to a wide audience.

The guests and participants of the event explored the unique collection (over 1,000 items) and discovered a forgotten layer of material culture associated with the tradition of writing.

The exhibition "Secrets of a Concelarium" is on show in the Book Museum (room 347) until November 15, 2020, daily, except Mondays and public holidays. The end date is subject to change.

The opening hours of the exhibition correspond to the library’s opening hours.
Entry is by a library card or by Social and Cultural Center ticket.

For more info: (8 017) 293 25 85.

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