Belarusian icons to go on display in Vatican

The exhibition “Icon Painting in Belarus in the 17th-21st centuries” will be running in a museum in the Vatican on 18 May-25 July, state-run news agency BelTA reports with reference to Uladzimir Prakaptsou, Director of Belarus’ National Art Museum.

The exhibition will feature 33 icons – both Orthodox and Catholic. The icons from the holdings of the National Art Museum will make its most part.

“We are very happy to showcase these unique works, which, in our view, are of interest not only to tourists but also to experts. We have prepared promo materials in four languages: Belarusian, Russian, Italian, and English,” Mr Prakaptsou said.

According to him, this is a unique landmark project that have been preparing for several years.

“The project popularizes not only the National Art Museum but also the country as a whole. It is not that easy to arrange an exhibition in the Vatican museums. It is a great honor for any country,” the National Art Museum director noted., following BelTA

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