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Preserving the Radziwills heritage in Belarus

More than 5000 historically and culturally valuable items are in the list of the cultural heritage of Belarus. One of them is the Radziwills Library of Nesvizh Ordination. In 2009, the library and the Radziwills archive were included in UNESCO’s Memory of the World Register.

“The Radziwills Library is a valuable historical and cultural monument of world significance and is an important source for studying culture and books not only in Belarus, Lithuania, Poland, but in all Europe”, says Aliaksandr Hrusha, doctor of history and director of the Yakub Kolas Central Scientific Library of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus. As a winner of the 2017 Enlighten Your Research programme run by the EU-funded EaPConnect project, he and his team received support from the Belarusian research and education network BASNET and the opportunity to digitise the Radziwills book collection. Find out more in this In the Field story.

Submitted by Laura Durnford

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