Somewhere to the West of Minsk
The exhibition project Somewhere to the West of Minsk gives an opportunity to travel in time and space and learn about the life in Western Belarus in the first half of the 20th century when its territory was part of the Polish state. The visitors have an opportunity to take a walk along the streets of the town in West Belarus of the interwar period: drop in at the school, newspaper stand, bank, bookshop, and the post-office. The exhibition presents a wide range of postcards with views of Grodno, Brest, Pinsk, Slonim, and other towns; photos that reflect the everyday life and holidays; books by Vilnya Belarusian publishing houses; a collection of 1919–1939 banknotes (Polish marks and złotys); bank documents; everyday objects which were part of the everyday life in the interwar period. You can also visit the cinema where the 1920s—1930s feature films and documentaries are on, drop in at a town flat and a fashion house; try on a suit that was fashionable in those times; take a photo. The exhibits were provided by the National Museum-Reserve Niasvizh, the National Library of Belarus, the Frontier and Ostrov Lands Museum (Poland), private collectors. The exhibition works at: exhibition hall LIBRA, 37, Niezavisimosti pr, (not far from ploshchad Pobedy).
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