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17 July 2015

Exhibits of Adam Mickiewicz museum in Paris to be on display in Novogrudok

GRODNO, 17 July (BelTA) – Original exhibits of the Adam Mickiewicz museum in Paris will be on display in Novogrudok on 11 July, BelTA learned from the Belarusian Embassy in France.

The house museum of Adam Mickiewicz in Novogrudok will host the opening of the documentary exhibition. Sixteen original engravings of the 19th century and six medallions from the Adam Mickiewicz museum in Paris will be brought to the Belarusian town for the first time. The exposition will also include a portrait of renowned pianist of the time and Adam Mickiewicz's mother-in-law Maria Szymanowska made by artist Viktor Alshevsky. This is a replica of a famous portrait made by Adam Mickiewicz's contemporary Walenty Wankowicz. On 9 July the replica of the portrait was presented to the National Art Museum of Belarus.

Apart from that, the original painting of Viktor Alshevsky "Mickiewicz's Path" from the collection of the Embassy of Italy in Belarus will be brought to Novogrudok. The exhibition in the Belarusian district capital will stay open till 7 December.

Part of Adam Mickiewicz's Pan Tadeusz adaptation of the Yanka Kupala National Academic Drama Theater will be shown at the gallery of Belarusian artist Kastus Kachan in Novogrudok on 11 July.

Partaking in the events will be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Belarus to France Pavel Latushko and representatives of the Adam Mickiewicz museum in Paris.

The exhibition is organized by the Belarusian Embassy in France jointly with the Adam Mickiewicz museum in Paris, the Grodno Oblast Executive Committee and the Novogrudok District Executive Committee. The representative of the Embassy stressed that the event is a testimony to the development of Belarus-France cultural ties and will be a good example for the organizers of international cultural projects in Belarusian regions.