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The National Art Museum of the Republic of Belarus has received in its gratuitous use the new building situated on K. Marx Street, 24

The National Art Museum of the Republic of Belarus has received in its gratuitous use the new building situated on K. Marx Street, 24

 The year of 2011 has become an important milestone in the modern history of the development and flourishing of the National Art Museum of the Republic of Belarus. Its floor spaces and facilities have been significantly expanded: under the Record of Proceedings of the President of the Republic of Belarus – Aleksandr Lukashenko, and according to the data from September 30, 2010 during his visit to the Republican exhibition of contemporary fine arts – “Land under White Wings” on the request of the museum’s management and the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Belarus the 4-storeyed building of the former BSU dormitory situated on K. Marx Street, 24 has been transferred from the balance of the Ministry of Education to the museum’s balance.

According to the Decree of the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus dated May 14, 2007 the building has been declared a category III historical and cultural object (code – 713G000125). It was built in the beginning of the 20th century, and it was rebuilt in 1948. The gross floor area is 2 094 square meters, while the total construction area is 626 square meters. In the end of 2010 the students of the BSU have vacated the building and moved to the new dormitory situated in the Student Village. In the beginning it was supposed to lead the reconstruction of the building into a hotel, but the Head of the State has considered the museum’s urgent needs and agreed with the Conception developed by the Minister of Culture of the Republic of Belarus – Pavel Latushko and the Director of the National Art Museum of the Republic of Belarus (NAM RB) – Vladimir Prokoptsov on construction of a “museum quarter” – a part of the museum complex’s perspective future development at the expense of the museum adjacent territories.

The Conception of the Usage of Additional Large Areas has been already prepared by the museum for the approval of the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Belarus. It is assumed that the basement floors (if take into consideration the future of K. Marx Street: in the long term it is planned to transfer the street into the pedestrian “Arbat of Minsk”) will be used for wardrobes, artistic cafes, a coffee shop and a bar. The first floor will be stored with souvenir and book shops, an Internet-cafe, exhibition and multidisciplinary conference-rooms.

It is supposed that the second and the third floors will be used for the expositions of Belarusian folk art, an exhibition hall, a hall-studio for practical and interactive lessons with children, and facilities for employees.

A modern restoration center will be located on the forth and the finished mansard fifth floors.

It is supposed to provide each museum room with Internet, LAN (local area network), an audio system, and a secure access sound control of the exhibits. The building will be adjusted for disabled people visiting the museum, and it will be equipped with special lifts and ramps. Its general form – its façade, looking into K. Marx Street, 24 after the restoration and adaptation of 2013 will retain its architectural appearance familiar to the citizens of Minsk.