National Historical Museum of the Republic of Belarus

Business Partners

The international company Japan Tobacco International (JTI)

The international company Japan Tobacco international (JTI) and the National Historical Museum of the Republic of Belarus have been actively cooperating since 2010. This year, an agreement aimed at organizing common events for preservation and presentation of the national historical and cultural heritage was concluded.

The partnership with the National Historical Museum has supplemented a number of large-scale international projects supported by the company. Among the vivid examples of the strategic cooperation of JTI with world-class museums, we can cite a long-term support of the State Hermitage and the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts in Russia, the Louvre in France, and the Prado Museum in Spain.

In Belarus, JTI conducts a wide-ranging charity activity aimed at supporting culture and arts, seniors, restoring architectural monuments, and strengthening Japanese-Belarusian cultural ties.

Common projects of the National Historical Museum and JTI were marked by the victory in the competitive nomination ‘The best partnership activity’ at the National Forum ‘Museums of Belarus-2012’.

Thanks to the financial support of the company, a number of projects have been successfully implemented at the National Historical Museum from 2011 till 2014:

• Restoring the 17th century gonfalons, and 18th century icon;

• Publishing Skarby Belarusi (Treasures of Belarus) book series, Rarytėty Natsyi︠a︡nalʹnaha histarychnaha muzei︠a︡ Rėspubliki Belarusʹ (Rarities of the National Historical Museum of the Republic of Belarus) album, ‘Muzeĭny vesnik’ (Museum Bulletin) journal issue, and monograph Knihi i knihazbory kutseinskaha Bohai︠a︡ŭlenskaha manastyra ŭ si︠a︡rėdzine XVII st. (Books and the Library of Kuciejna Epiphany Monastery in mid-18th century) by Yury Lauryk;

•Creating historical reconstruction models of Jogaila and Vytautas for coming exhibition;

• holding exhibitions: ‘Palace of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania’ (2012), ‘Precious patterns’ (2012), ‘Treasures of Ukraine’ (2013), ‘Belarus and its Neighbours’ (2013), ‘Bits and Pieces Between Life and Death’ (2014), ‘Joseph Goshkevich: diplomat, scientist, orientalist’ (2014);

• purchasing new items for the museum’s collection: the Lithuania map from the early 17th-century atlas by Gerardus Mercator, 12th-13th cc. incensory with the effigy of Christ, late 19th-century Bialyničy Icon of the Mother of God, and others;

• strengthening the museum’s technical basis

Japan Tobacco International (JTI) is a member of the Japan Tobacco Group of Companies (JT), a leading international tobacco product manufacturer. JTI has eight world-renowned cigarette brands: Winston, Mild Seven, Camel, Benson & Hedges, Silk Cut, Sobranie, Glamour, and LD. JTI headquarters are in Geneva, Switzerland. JTI operates in 120 countries. Further information can be found at

Priorbank JSC

Since 2013 the National Historical Museum has been actively cooperating with Priorbank OJSC. During this time, thanks to the financial support of Priorbank, implementing the common project of the National Historical Museum of the Republic of Belarus and the Russian Ethnographic Museum ‘Belarus and its Neighbours’ became possible as well as publishing the album, containing information about the most precious items of the of the National Historical Museum collection.

Priorbank was established in 1989, and, nowadays, it is one of the biggest private universal banks in the Republic of Belarus, providing a wide range of financial services to individuals as well as to legal entities.

Belvnesheconombank OJSC

The cooperation between Belvnesheconombank OJSC and the National Historical Museum began in 2008. The first big common project consisted in assistance by the bank to the museum in purchasing of the unique late 16th – early 17th cc. map of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania by Tomasz Makowski. Only two copies of the map out of all them published in Amsterdam in 1613 have been preserved until our time. The restitution of one of them became the most important cultural event of Belarus in 2008.

In 2009, Belvnesheconombank OJSC financed purchasing a set of 17th – 18th cc. Budslaŭ Bernardine monastery old books. Most of those books are presented in Belarus in a unique copy. In 2010, OJSC Belvneshekonombank financially assisted the museum in acquiring peniaz, a unique late 14th – early 15th cc. artefact, a silver coin of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania minted during the reign of Grand Duke Vytautas. And in 2011, the bank contributed to the restoration of late 16th-century Apostol [Apostle] book, published at the Mamonich brothers’ print shop in Vilna.

Belvnesheconombank Open Joint Stock Company is a universal credit and financial institution. With many years of experience and established reputation both in international and domestic money markets to its credit, Bank BelVEB OJSC holds a leading position among commercial banks in the Republic of Belarus in international settlements, foreign exchange transactions and foreign trade financing of state agencies and businesses.

The Belarusian Radio Channel Kultura is the first specialized radio station in Belarus. Its main broadcasting language is Belarusian. People who are interested in national and world cultural achievements and want to keep abreast of the latest developments in the world of art are the primary audience of the Channel Kultura. “We choose the eternal values” is our motto.

Channel "Kultura" belarussian radio

Kultura's history began on January 1, 2002, when the first program was broadcasted. It has immediately stood out from the polyphony of other radio stations as a radio for intellectuals. Channel Kultura is constantly evolving and improving, guided by the mission to locate the Belarusian culture in the global context.

The station's employees strive to cover all aspects of the multifaceted concept of culture, so the thematic palette becomes richer with each new season. The channel's listeners are acquainted with the best examples of literature, folk, classical and contemporary music. Journalists prepare reports from art exhibitions, theater premieres, research laboratories and university classrooms. Culture experts, historians and art critics are invited to speak on–air.

The Channel Kultura regularly broadcasts concert recordings from the Radio House Big Studio, Belarusian State Philharmonic, the Belarusian Bolshoi Theatre to the global exchange fund organized by the European Broadcasting Union (EBU). The best Belarusian concerts are available to listners from 73 countries, who are also members of the EBU. In turn, the Channel Kultura introduces the latest foreign music events to the Belarusian audience.

Channel Kultura broadcasts 24 hours a day via the Internet, on VHF frequencies, and FM–band:

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