Exhibition “Francisk Skorina. Renaissance intellectual between Prague and Vilnius (1470-1552)”. UNESCO World Heritage project in the Czech Republic dedicated to Belarus

UNESCO World Heritage Mission is dedicating its project in the Czech Republic to Belarus. As part of this project, eighteen Belarusian objects inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List and original works dedicated to the art of woodcut in the beginnings of printing press by the famous Czech painter and graphic designer Jiří Altman are displayed. A crucial place in the traveling exhibition is dedicated to Francysk Skaryna. The special exhibition entitled “Francisk Skorina. Renaissance intellectual between Prague and Vilnius (1470-1552)” has twelve stands dedicated to Francysk Skaryna’s life and work in the territory of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania and Bohemia. The exhibition places Skaryna’s heritage in the context of the culture of those regions, where he lived the different stages of his life: Polotsk, Vilnius, and Prague. This perspective has a conceptual significance for Francysk Skaryna’s studies. In addition, as a part of the exhibition program, on May 29, in the Church of the Holy Spirit in the Czech town of Staré Město, the world premiere of the new book of Илья Лемешкин – Ilja Lemeškinas – Il’ja Lemeškin. « Портрет Франциска Скорины. К 550-летию со дня рождения книгоиздателя (1470–2020) / Pranciškaus Skorinos Portretas. 550-ąsias gimimo metines minint (1470–2020) / Portrait de Francisk Skorina. Еn commémorant le 550e anniversaire de sa naissance (1470–2020) » (Vilnius-Prague: Institut national de langue lituanienne; Cercle linguistique de Prague, 2020 ; Travaux du Cercle linguistique de Prague nouvelle série, vol. 10. 300 p. ISBN 978-609-411-266-9, ISBN 978-80-87269-58-9) took place, as well as the Czech premiere of the new Belarusian animated film on Francysk Skaryna.

 

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Olga Shutova

Olga Shutova (also Volga Shutava), Ph.D. (1997) is a Belarusian historian, historiographer, writer. In 1995-2007 – Associate Professor at the Belarusian State University. Author of more than 50 articles and 4 monographs in Intellectual History, Historiography, History of Belarus and Francysk Skaryna Studies.