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12 April 2018
A new guide to documents on the history of Belarus in the 13th and 14th centuries in foreign archives has been released.

The book entitled “The Latin-language documents on the history of Belarus in the 13th and 14th centuries in foreign archives” describes the main archival repositories containing the major part of Latin-language documentary sources for the medieval history of Lithuania and Belarus. The book includes an appendix with an annotated list of the most important historical documents on the subject.

The book is intended for archivists, historical editors, historians, students and everyone interested in the domestic history.

12 April 2018
The website of the Central State Scientific and Technical Archives of Ukraine (TsDANTD) has opened a virtual exhibition “Ukraine-related records in the Belarusian BGANTD Archive and Belarus-related records in the Ukrainian TsDANTD Archive”.

The Belarusian State Archives of Scientific and Technical Information (BGANTD) preserves retrospective information on the history of science, technology and culture. As on 1 January 2018 the Archives holds 303 fonds of 197 626 storage units for the period of 1748-2017 (131 293 scientific and technical files; 59 868 administrative files; 6 465 personal files, including 2 835 most valuable items). The major part of the archives relate to the history of science, architecture and culture of the Republic of Belarus, as well as foreign countries (Armenia, Hungary, Germany, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Mongolia, Poland, Russia, Romania, France, Uzbekistan, Estonia). In all, BGANTD has records related to more than 25 countries. Records related to the history of Ukraine occupy the second place in the total volume of foreign documents.

The Central State Scientific and Technical Archives of Ukraine (TsDANTD) preserves documentation of the leading research, technical and design institutions. For almost 50 years the Archives has accumulated 252 archival fonds of about 600 000 storage items for the period of 1891-2016. The Archives holds records on the history of industry and architecture related to 26 countries, including Belarus, Bulgaria, Georgia, Egypt, India, Iraq, Moldova, Russia, Hungary etc.

03 April 2018
On 30 March 2018 the Belarusian State Archives-Museum of Literature and Art (BGAMLI) opened an exhibition dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the declaration of the Belarusian National Republic.

The exposition features documents of the Belarusian national leaders involved in the creation of the Belarusian National Republic (BNR). The exhibits include the map of the Belarusian National Republic, the constituent charter of the BNR Council (Rada), poems by Yazep Varonko, graphics by Lyavon Dubeikauski (including his sketches of the BNR state awards), memoirs by Klaudzi Duzh-Dusheuski about Vatslau Lastouski, articles and stories by Yazep Varonko, autographs of Anton and Ivan Lutskevich, a post card with a poetic song by Paulina Myadzyolka, papers of Paluta Badunova and Zoska Veras. The exposition shows copies of rare editions of the first third of the 20th century, to which BNR founders and leaders contributed their works: newspapers “Nasha Dolya”, “Nasha Niva”, “Volnaya Belarus”, magazines “Varta”, Belaruski stsyag”,, “Kryvich”, “Sakha”, grammar textbooks by Ya. Lyosik, “A history of Belarusian book” by V. Lastouski, “The botanic dictionary” by Z. Veras etc.

Exhibition on the 100th anniversary of the Belarusian National Republic

Exhibition on the 100th anniversary of the Belarusian National Republic

Exhibition on the 100th anniversary of the Belarusian National Republic

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