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Polotsk Belarusian museum of printing

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Type: Literary The exhibition: 1 Location: Polotsk, Vitebsk region

Museum of Belarusian printing is one of eleven museums National Polotsk Historical and Cultural Museum-Reserve. Housed in a former school of Brotherly Polotsk Epiphany Monastery, an architectural monument of the XVIII century. The museum opened its doors to visitors on September 8, 1990 during the celebration of the 500th anniversary of the birth of the Belarusian and Eastern Slavic pioneer, polochanina Francisco Scorina. Artistic solution implemented artists exposure S. Dmitriev and I. Kurzhalov. Museum dedicated to the book in all its aspects, starting from the first handwritten scrolls to contemporary books, introduces visitors to the history of the written language, writing materials, book illustration and printing. It is the only museum of its type in Belarus. The Exhibit Space Museum is 928 m2. The exposition of the museum housed in 15 rooms on two floors, demonstrated in 2500 the museum exhibits. The largest part of the collections of museum exhibits: manuscripts, incunabula, as well as modern editions. Early printed editions are interesting and beautiful editions of the Latin and Cyrillic fonts. Modern editions are the best books-prize winner of "Art of the Book." In addition to books in the museum displays and other products: magazines and newspapers in different years, postcards, flyers, calendars, booklets. Here you can see those objects and materials that accompany the book and writing, among them writing instruments of the past centuries, the printing press, news paper, candle holders, hair accessories of different eras and tools for writing, starting from the quill pen, and wrote to the modern automatic pens.

In order to travel back in time and imagine the difficult process of creating manuscripts, the museum recreates the master scribe books - scriptorium, where you can see the monk-scribe with a quill pen in his hand. And the process of creation of the first printed books at the reconstructed print shop XVII-XVIII centuries., Where he worked typesetter and printer. In the museum you can see the interior of the cabinet scientist or writer XVII-XVIII centuries, the studio of the artist-designer, antique furniture and other museum staff cared about keeping and reporting to the listener native word, and therefore most of the tour takes place here in the Belarusian language. And as a logical confirmation of this - majestic and beautiful sculpture P. Wynn "Dedication to the mother tongue", which is in the last room of the museum and teaches us to respect and preserve their language, their heritage. Traveling through the halls of the museum, you feel not only proud of the comments of our great educators: Euphrosyne, Francis Skoryna, Simeon of Polotsk, Basil Tjapinsky and others who contributed to the development of written language, education, knowledge, but also for our contemporaries effort that creates a modern book.


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    Exposure - Polotsk Belarusian museum of printing

    1. incunabula publication "The Gospel of didactic" (Vilna: typography Mamonichey, 1595), Jerome Faletsky "12 reche" (Venice edition Aldes, 1558), "Saints general" (Moscow, 1628), etc.

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    Address 211400, Republic of Belarus, Vitebsk region, Polotsk, st. Lower-Intercession, 22 GPS Google: 55.484046′ N, 55.484046′ E