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FOLK ART INTERACTIVE EXHIBITION TO BE HELD DURING THE MINSK 2019 EUROPEAN GAMES

9 January 2019

The Belarus’ national history museum will hold an interactive exhibition during the Minsk 2019 European Games to show the rich, diverse culture of Belarusian people.

“We will set up a Belarusian cultural centre in the Athletes’ Village and put up an exhibition there which I think will be interesting for athletes and foreign tourists,” director of the Belarus National History Museum, Pavel Sapotko said. “We plan to show the Belarusian national costume, arts and crafts.”

Several interactive exhibitions will be shown, with visitors able to try weaving belts and using a potter’s wheel. The Museum of the Belarusian State University of Culture and Arts, the Belarusian State Academy of Arts and the Belarusian Union of Artists will also showcase a special project during the Games, which will take place from 21-30 June in the capital city. This will feature ethnographic items from the National History Museum and the works of famous Belarusian artists.

A multimedia project about Kreva Castle, a major fortified residence of the Grand Duke of Lithuania, which is now in ruins, is also being created. English travel writer Nigel Roberts is creating a special edition travel guide especially for this year’s event.