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The NASB museums activities are scientific-educational in nature, aimed at promoting achievements of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus, its organizations, scientists and specialists. The museums are annually visited by foreign scientists and guests of the NASB, teachers and pupils of secondary schools, lyceums and gymnasiums, graduate students, postgraduate students and university professors, members of scientific conferences. The museums’ collections are constantly replenished.
There are 12 museums at the NASB and its organizations:
Museum of NASB History
Museum of Ancient Belarusian Culture
Museum of Belarus Fruit Growing History
Archaeological Scientific and Museum Exposition
The Institute of Mathematics’ Museum
The Museum was organized in 2014. A distinctive contribution to the establishment of the Museum made Cand.Phys.-Math.Sc. A. Miatselski, who works at the Institute since its foundation. The museum reflects the history of the Institute for more than half a century. During this time, 11 academicians and 14 corresponding members worked at the Institute. Researchers of the Institute have published more than 100 monographs.
The V.A.Biely Metal-Polymer Research Institute’s Museum
The Institute of Forest’s Museum
The Museum was organized in 2015. It possesses unique exhibits, including rare editions of the 19th - early 20th century. In addition, there is a collection of instruments and tools, used in scientific research, including samples of dimensional forks, used by scientists at the taxation of forest plantations; a collection of cameras, typewriters; a large collection of photographs of prominent scientists who worked at the Institute, their scientific papers, patents and awards. There is an extensive collection of materials dedicated to Academician Viktar Ipatsjew, the founder of a new scientific field “forest radioecology, radiation forestry”.
The Institute of Physiology’s Museum
Cabinet-Museum of Juryj Astrowski the founder of The Institute of Biochemistry of Biologically Active Compounds
The Museum was organized in 1992, after the death of Academician Juryj Astrowski. The room was his office, where he worked from 1976 to 1991 as the Head of the Laboratory of Metabolism Regulation. The museum preserved the atmosphere of Juryj Astrowski’s office when he worked there, only benches with documents were added: his diplomas, awards, photos and recordings from his personal archive and the archive of the Institute. Visitors to the museum are groups of students, pupils, guests of symposiums and conferences.
Museum of The Research and Practical Center for Arable Farming
The Museum was organized in 2013. It presents a large number of unique materials, telling about the history of the Center, which began in 1927 with the creation of the Institute of Socialist Agriculture and Forestry. The exhibition includes documents and materials on the history and current state of agro-industrial complex, unique archival photos, personal belongings and books of scientists, who contributed to the creation and establishment of the Institute. The Museum also has a unique collection of original gifts and items presented by the staff, colleagues and foreign guests.
Museum of the The Institute for Soil Science and Agrochemistry History
The Institute of Plant Protection’s Museum
The museum is visited by businessmen, college students, tourists and people interested in the history of the palace in Pryluki and its former owners. The museum exhibition is thematically divided into two main blocks. The first one is devoted to the history of the Czapski family and their palace and includes photographs of the most prominent members of the genus, plans, diagrams, layout of the palace, books, memories. The second block is dedicated to the history of plants protection and the history of the Belarusian Institute of Plant Protection. It provides information about the laboratories and major scientific achievements. The Museum’s collection is regularly replenished.
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