National Historical Museum of the Republic of Belarus



Museum's History

The Museum of Belarusian Cinema History is founded on the initiative of the Belarusian cinematographers in Minsk in 1966 (on the eve of the 40th anniversary debut of "the first national film" - "Forest Story") as a department of "BelarusFilm" studio to collect and preserve materials about the national cinema, popularization of its achievements and film culture in general. From 1982 to 1988, located at the Republican House of Cinema (Church of Saints Simon and Helena), the Union of Cinematographers of the BSSR, from 1988 to 1998. - back at the studio, performing primarily an archival function.

In early 2002, the museum is open for regular visiting (with a tour and lecture service). According to the decision of the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus, the building was specially reconstructed (1994-1998). Three-floored building - an architectural monument of the first half of the twentieth century (Sverdlov str., 4), on the basis of the Presidential Fund grant, was meant to support culture and art. The critics group (A. Krasinski, L. Zaitseva, I. Avdeev (now - the head of the museum) and designer D. Zgorski) created the main exposition. Since January 2005, the museum became a branch of the State Museum of Theatre and Musical Culture History of the Republic of Belarus. Since September 2014 - the branch of the National Historical Museum of the Republic of Belarus.