Yanka Kupala Museum in Minsk marks 70th anniversary on Night of Museums


The Yanka Kupala State Literary Museum in Minsk marked its 70th anniversary as part of the Europe-wide Night of Museums event on the night of May 17 and the morning of May 18.

As Volha Parkhimovich, a departmental head at the museum, told BelaPAN, the establishment seeks to "carry on the traditions of hospitality set by Kupala himself."

Located exactly where the Belarusian literary great used to live, the museum offered a diverse entertainment program that included, among other, a fair of handmade art, dance and doll making masterclasses, documentary screenings, chess and checkers tournaments.

"We remember that we are the Yanka Kupala Museum, Belarus' first people's poet. That's why Belarusian will be spoken everywhere, in every hall," said Ms. Parkhimovich.

The event included performances by folk music bands and singer-songwriters.