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25 November 2019
The second collection of published documents and materials in the series “The history of development of industrial enterprises in Rechitsa District: evidences from archives” has been recently released by the Local State Archives in Rechitsa. The book illuminates the most important sides in the sphere of industrial production in Rechitsa District after the Great Patriotic War.

The first 2013 issue covered a 12-year period of the reconstruction of local industrial enterprises after the liberation of the district from the Nazi invaders — 1943-1955. The second book reflects their work in 1956-1968, the period of the Khrushchev Thaw and the first years of Brezhnev’s time.

The book is based on documents and materials created by bodies of state power and administration and local enterprises in the town of Rechitsa and Rechitsa district (a hardware plant, a plywood and furniture factory, a hydrolysis yeast plant, a clothing factory etc.) available from the holdings of the Local State Archives in Rechitsa as well as local newspaper publications about the work of businesses.

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22 November 2019
Minsk library No. 20 presents a virtual local history excursion “Voronyansky Street: At the Crossroads of Space and Time” dedicated to the Year of Native Land in Belarus.

A twenty-minute video tells about the history and main objects of the Minsk street named after Vasil Voronyansky, one of the leaders of the Partisan movement in Minsk Region during the Great Patriotic War.

The virtual exhibition offers documents available from the Belarusian State Archives of Scientific and Technical Documentation, the Archives of Films, Photographs and Sound Recordings, the National Historical Archives, the Museum of the Great Patriotic War and other institutions.

Presentation of a virtual local history excursion “Voronyansky Street: At the Crossroads of Space and Time”

Presentation of a virtual local history excursion “Voronyansky Street: At the Crossroads of Space and Time”

Presentation of a virtual local history excursion “Voronyansky Street: At the Crossroads of Space and Time”

Presentation of a virtual local history excursion “Voronyansky Street: At the Crossroads of Space and Time”

Presentation of a virtual local history excursion “Voronyansky Street: At the Crossroads of Space and Time”
15 November 2019
On 12 November 2019 at the National Archives of the Republic of Belarus the Deputy Director of the Department for Archives and Records Management Alexey Tsvetkov took part in the Round Table on Presentation of Encyclopaedic Editions «Partisan Belarus. An illustrated encyclopaedia of the Partisan movement in Belarus in the Great Patriotic War» and «…An illustrated encyclopaedia of villages burned down in Belarus in the Great Patriotic War», issued by the Belarusian Petrus Brovka Encyclopaedia Publishers in collaboration with the National Archives of the Republic of Belarus, the Belarusian State Archives of Films, Photographs and Sound Recordings, the Belarusian State Museum of the History of the Great Patriotic War, regional and district local history museums.

In his welcome speech to the participants A. Tsvetkov expressed confidence that the presented publications would be very important in fostering a sense of respect in the Belarusian youth about the events of the Great Patriotic War — an essential, tragic and heroic page in the history of the nation.

Round Table on Presentation of Encyclopaedic Editions

Round Table on Presentation of Encyclopaedic Editions
13 November 2019
On 11 November 2019 Director of the Department for Archives and Records Management Viktor Kurash had a meeting with the delegation of Lithuanian archivists including Director of the Lithuanian State Historical Archives (Vilnius) Ramutis Kurpe and Deputy Director Alfonsas Tamulynas. The meeting discussed perspectives of cooperation in preservation and use of joint documentary heritage of Belarus and Lithuania.

During the meeting the chiefs of the National Historical Archives of Belarus D. Yatskevich and the Lithuanian State Historical Archives R. Kurpe signed an Agreement on cooperation between the two archives in exchange of digital copies on the history of Belarus and Lithuania held at the archives.

Meeting with the delegation of Lithuanian archivists

Meeting with the delegation of Lithuanian archivists

Meeting with the delegation of Lithuanian archivists
13 November 2019
The Belarusian Research Institute of Records Management and Archival Studies (BelNIIDAD) issued new procedural guidance on records management:

  • Methodical recommendations on documentation support of local executive and administrative agencies. The guidance purposes to improve the performance and quality of records management of administration in regional, city and district executive committees and local district administrations in cities.

  • Methodical recommendations on acquisition of records of public organizations in state archives. The guidance examines legal issues of interaction between state archives and public organizations, criteria and specifics of selection of acquisition sources, accession of records for permanent preservation etc.

  • 13 November 2019
    The 20th issue of the Belarusian Archeographical Year-Book has been released. This contains materials on archival science, historical publications, source, codex and text studies and the history of government institutions. Also contains documents on the mediaeval, new and contemporary history of Belarus, surveys of archival holdings and other materials.
    12 November 2019
    On 7-9 November 2019 in Moscow, Russian Federation, Director of the Department for Archives and Records Management Viktor Kurash took part in the 26th International scholarly conference «Documentation in Information Society: records management and archive business in conditions of digital transformation» and the 10th Conference of Archives of Slavic Countries «The archives of Slavic countries in the epoch of digital transformation». The conferences were attended by representatives from 17 countries. The events were organized by the Eurasian Regional Branch of the International Council on Archives, the Federal Archival Agency of Russia and the Russian Research Institute of Documentation and Archival Science.

    In his speech to the participants of the 26th international scholarly conference «Documentation in Information Society: records management and archive business in conditions of digital transformation» Director of the Department for Archives and Records Management Viktor Kurash dwelt on the issues of normative and legal regulation in the state archives of the Republic of Belarus in work with electronic records and highlighted topical problems in acquisition, preservation, inventory and use of electronic records in the state archives of the Republic of Belarus.

    Viktor Kurash also took part in the 10th Conference of Archives of Slavic Countries, where he delivered information on the activities of state archives in Belarus in conditions of digital transformation.

    The events included working meetings of V. Kurash with the Chief of the Federal Archival Agency of Russia A. Artizov and Secretary General of the International Council on Archives Dr. A. Seles.
    12 November 2019
    An international scholarly conference “The Gomel Palace and Castle Ensemble: from the manor estate to the museum complex” took place at Gomel to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Palace and Castle Complex at Gomel.

    On 5-6 November 2019 the Palace and Castle Complex at Gomel brought together scholars, historians, art critics, archivists and museum workers from Belarus and Russia. The conference reports were focused on the history of the Gomel estate in different periods, the life of its owners, the palace collection of art works and documents relating to the objects of the Gomel Palace and Castle Complex. The archives branch was represented by reports by Ganna Zapartyka, Director of the Belarusian State Archives-Museum of Literature and Art and Veranika Musvidas, Head of Information and Use of Documents at the Belarusian State Archives of Scientific and Technical Documentation.

    The conference participants acquainted with the objects of the Gomel Palace and Castle Complex, the museum expositions at the Palace of the Rumyantsevs and the Paskeviches, and a jubilee exhibition “The museum histories”.

    An illustrated book of scholarly papers has been specially prepared to mark the event.

    An international scholarly conference “The Gomel Palace and Castle Ensemble: from the manor estate to the museum complex”

    An international scholarly conference “The Gomel Palace and Castle Ensemble: from the manor estate to the museum complex”

    An international scholarly conference “The Gomel Palace and Castle Ensemble: from the manor estate to the museum complex”

    An international scholarly conference “The Gomel Palace and Castle Ensemble: from the manor estate to the museum complex”

    An international scholarly conference “The Gomel Palace and Castle Ensemble: from the manor estate to the museum complex”

    An international scholarly conference “The Gomel Palace and Castle Ensemble: from the manor estate to the museum complex”
    05 November 2019
    On 30-31 October 2019 Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic hosted the 20th General Conference of the Eurasian Regional Branch of the International Council on Archives EURASICA, the meeting of the Consultative Council of Heads of State Archival Services of CIS Member States, and the international scholarly conference “Current Issues in Use of Archival Records”.

    The EURASICA events brought together delegations of archivists from Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, China, Latvia, Russia, Poland, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan.

    The Belarusian delegation included Director of the Department for Archives and Records Management of the Justice Ministry V. I. Kurash (delegation head), Director of the National Archives of the Republic of Belarus A. K. Demyanyuk, Director of the Âelarusian Research Institute of Records Management and Archival Studies A. E. Rybakov, Director of the State Archives of Minsk Region Yu. S. Romashko.

    The 20th General Conference of the EURASICA discussed the implementation of the branch action plans for 2017-2020, participation in the next, 19th international Congress of Archives in Abu-Dhabi (United Arab Emirates), and more. The next EURASICA meeting will take place in 2020 in Beijing, China.

    The Consultative Council of Heads of State Archival Services of CIS Member States heard reports on the development of archive business in the Commonwealth states, a report of the Russian Research Institute of Documentation and Archival Science (VNIIDAD) on the institution’s work as a basis organization for education and advanced training of professional personnel in the CIS countries in archival studies and records management. They also discussed topical issues in the development of cooperation in archival affairs in the CIS countries. The next session of the Consultative Council is scheduled to take place in 2010 in Kazan, Russian Federation.

    At the international scholarly conference “Current Issues in Use of Archival Records” the speakers from the Belarusian side were Director of the National Archives of the Republic of Belarus A. K. Demyanyuk (“Expanding access to archival records: problems and ways of solution (in practices of the National Archives of the Republic of Belarus)”, Director of the State Archives of Minsk Region Yu. S. Romashko (“On current practices in exhibition activities at the State Archives of Minsk Region”).

    20th General Conference of the ICA EURASICA

    20th General Conference of the ICA EURASICA

    20th General Conference of the ICA EURASICA

    20th General Conference of the ICA EURASICA
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