National Historical Museum of the Republic of Belarus

"Great Britain" exhibition

  • 31.01.2018

From January 31 to February 18, 2018, the "Great Britain" exhibition will be opened at the National Historical Museum of the Republic of Belarus. This is a joint educational project of the artist Antonina Petrikovskaya and the museum, where through paintings, museum items, book editions, you can learn more about Britain, its history, culture and art.

Antonina Petrikovskaya was born and raised in Kazakhstan. In Moscow she got a specialty of an electronics engineer, she came to Minsk by distribution. She graduated from the producer course at the International Training Media Center in Denmark. Worked at the Belarusian Union of Cinematographers in the team for the organization of the International Women's Festivals in 1995–1998, the International Public Association of Women "Interforum" as the manager of cultural projects. Within 6 years she made projects for the UN Office in Belarus. In 2003–2004, acted as the initiator and organizer of the International Festival for Children "Crystal Stork" – a festival of video films created by children under 18 years old. Until 2007 she was the producer of the festival in the Foundation for the identification and support of talents of the third millennium.

Antonina Petrikovskaya always liked to draw, but considered it her hobby, which became a serious part of the artist's life. Her works are in private collections of Belarus, Russia and Great Britain.

The artist visited the UK for the first time in 2003 and was so impressed by the country, her history, art and literature that it became the leading theme of her painting.

Landscapes Antonina Petrikovskaya executed in a realistic manner, but at the same time surprisingly romantic and poetic in mood, full of light and air, love of old England, where every stone, tree, blade of grass has a history of its own.

The feature of the exhibition "Great Britain" is that some pictures can be seen only once – at the exhibition: the artist intends to present some of the pictures of the National Trust (UK), which is dedicated to preserving the historical buildings, monuments and places of Great Britain.

National Historical Museum of the Republic of Belarus

Minsk, K.Marx str., 12

Tel .: 327–43–22