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16th - first half 19th century editions of Belarusian printing houses exhibited in National Art Museum

A unique exposition of antique editions has opened in the National Art Museum of the Republic of Belarus. Books of Belarusian printing houses, printed in from the 16th to the first half of the 19th century, are presented there.

The earliest of the exhibits is the Gospel from the printing house of the Mamonichy brothers.

About a dozen of editions have been picked for the exhibition.

Natalia Trifonova, leading scientific researcher of the ancient Belarusian arts department, the National Art Museum of the Republic of Belarus:
All the books e see now got to the museum in the 1970’s-1980’s as a result of expeditions. As a result of purposeful trips around iconic places-churches, cathedrals.

Some of the books exposed left their storage places for the first time.

The exhibition is dedicated to the 500th anniversary of Belarusian book printing.

16th - first half 19th century editions of Belarusian printing houses exhibited in National Art Museum