On May 24, the opening of the exhibition «FEDERAL RESIDENCE OF THE 16th-18th CENTURIES IN THE CONTEXT OF ARCHAEOLOGICAL RESEARCH», prepared by the Mir Castle Complex Museum in cooperation with the Institute of History of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus, the Historical and Cultural Museum-Reserve «Zaslavl», the Grodno State Historical and Archeological Museum and the Museum of the Faculty of History of the Belarusian State University took place. A special contribution to the development of the concept of the exhibition was made by the senior researcher of the Department of Archeology of the Middle Ages and Modern Times, Candidate of Historical Sciences Irina Ganetskaya, who held an excursion around the exhibition during the opening ceremony and told more about the archaeological excavations of the palace of the Svyatopolk-Mirsky Princes.
The exhibition demonstrates a complex of unique artifacts discovered during the archaeological research in Mir, Novogrudok, Glusk, Minsk, Nesvizh, Grodno, which give an idea of material and spiritual culture of estate owners of the 16th — 18th centuries. It shows a high level of development of decorative and applied arts, tile production business in the Grand Duchy of Lithuania. The thematic sections of the exhibition highlight various aspects of the life of castles and city residences.
At the exhibition visitors can «enter» the «Living Room», whose walls are plastered and decorated with dishes, where the floor is covered with ceramic tiles. Here you can see the reconstruction of a stove, «made» from the tile found near Mir Castle, as well as the image of the oven of the early 16th century according to Glusk excavations.
The imitations of the «Kitchen» interiors demonstrate the traditional 16th-17th century’s tableware, reconstructed according to the fragments found in Mir in the place of the palace.
The exhibition will last until June 24, 2018 inclusive, the admission is free.