17 January 2018, Wednesday, 10:00

Ancient Belarusian icons on display in Szolnok

The exhibition “Belarusian Icon Painting of the 17th-18th Centuries” opened in Szolnok, Hungary on 17 June.

BelTA learnt it from the Embassy of Belarus in Hungary.

Partaking in the presentation of the expo was Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Belarus to Hungary Alexander Khainovsky. He stressed that the exposition of the Belarusian icons demonstrates the features of the national art and Belarus' contribution to the world culture. Attending the event were representatives of the Szolnok City Hall, cultural and public figures.

The exposition comprises 30 unique masterpieces of the Belarusian icon painting. The icons are displayed in Central and Eastern Europe for the first time. From late April until mid June the expo was on show at the Budapest History Museum. After Szolnok the expo will travel to Kecskemet. The general partner of the exhibition is Alfabank in Minsk.

The embassy also reported that Alexander Khainovsky met with Szolnok Mayor Ferenc Szalay. The parties discussed the prospects in trade, economic, cultural and humanitarian cooperation. Apart from that, the Ambassador visited the plant producing wagons for Stadler Rail electric trains. The plant is situated in the Szolnok industrial park.