The Belarusian State Archives-Museum of Literature and Art held the XVIII Archival Readings and the XX Uzvyshsha Readings

On October 2, 2020 the Belarusian State Archives-Museum of Literature and Art (BGAMLI) held the XVIII Archival Readings combined with the XX Uzvyshsha Readings. The Conference was timed to coincide with the Day of Archivist and the 60th anniversary of the founding of BGAMLI.
The participants were greeted by Viktor Kurash, Director of the Department for Archives and Records Management of the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Belarus, and Anna Zapartyko, Director of BGAMLI, who emphasized the important role of archival work in the country’s public life.
All reports of the XVIII Archival Readings were devoted to the declared topic of the conference – “Vladimir Korotkevich and his time: On the occasion of the 90th anniversary of the birth of the writer”. The participants primarily dealt with the documentary aspects of studying V.

Korotkevich’s legacy, his relationship with his contemporaries: “The life and career of Vladimir Korotkevich (based on materials from BGAKFFD)” (M. Gorelik), “Twinning of two Vladimir: Vladimir Korotkevich and Vladimir Luchuk” (V. Ragoysha), “The creative and family ties between Vladimir Korotkevich and Gerald Osvetinsky ”(Y. Bachishche), “Sketches for the portrait of Vladimir Korotkevich based on the collection materials of the Maxim Bogdanovich Literary Museum” (M. Baranovsky), “The place of Vladimir Korotkevich in Belarusian national-cultural discourse” (A. Bobko). Ukrainian researcher V. Levitsky joined the conference in absentia by sending a video recording of his report “Designs of scenarios for the Kiev film studio in the artistic world of Vladimir Korotkevich”.

The reports of the XX Uzvyshsha Readings were devoted to other figures of Belarusian history and culture: “Messages without an address”: peculiarities of the author’s compilation and textological aspects of the unpublished collection of Vladimir Dubovka” (I. Bogdanovich), “Documents of the Belarusian and Ukrainian historian Lev Akinshevich at BGAMLI” (N. Gordienko), “Working with the Collection of Zinaida Bandarina at BGAMLI (No. 75): results and prospects” (A. Danilchik), “The personality of Kuzma Chorny in archival and museum materials in the virtual project of the National Library” (Yu. Amosova), “Ivan Klindukhov – “a client” of Yakub Kolas” (V. Mitskevich, A. Petukhov).

The participants were also introduced to the exhibition dedicated to the famous singer Mikhail Zabeyda-Sumitsky, whose 120th birthday was celebrated this year. The exposition consisted of documents and museum items from the personal collection of the artist at BGAMLI (Fond 293), as well as books and sheet music from his library.