The exhibition "Heritage and Nature"

Grand opening of the exhibition "Heritage and Nature" dedicated to the European Heritage Days took place September 29, 2017 in the Art gallery "University of Culture". Representatives of the Ministry of Culture, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Sport and Tourism, the Minsk Executive Committee, diplomatic missions, the Head of the Council of Europe Information Point in Minsk participated in the opening.

Works of famous Belarusian photographers Sergey Plytkevich, Victor Suglob, Alfred Mikus, Yuri Zherko, Vitaliy Rakovich, Mikhail Kulesh, Dmitry Osipov and others were presented within the framework of the exhibition. Each photograph was accompanied by poems of Belarusian poets such as Fedor Borovoy, Irina Karnaukhova, Marina Shapovalova, Svetlana Ryzhkova.

Background information: The European Heritage Days, a joint initiative of the Council of Europe and the European Commission, are the most widely celebrated participatory cultural events shared by the citizens of Europe. The pan-European nature of the events contributes to bringing citizens together and highlighting the European dimension and the value of cultural heritage in the 50 signatory States of the European Cultural Convention. Over 70 000 events are organised every year in order to help raise awareness of Europe's common heritage and the continuous need for its protection, as well as to create shared cultural heritage experiences, promote inclusiveness and foster creativity and imagination.

In this year’s edition, the European Heritage Days are celebrating the intrinsic relationship between people and nature under the common theme: “Heritage and Nature: A Landscape of Possibilities”. Emphasis is given to heritage values embodied in nature and to the extent to which the environment shapes people's lives and lifestyles and its contribution to their well-being and socio-economic growth.

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The photo for the article was kindly provided by Pavel Sapotko, Director of the Art gallery "University of Culture" ©.