NATIONAL HISTORICAL MUSEUM OF REPUBLIC BELARUS, MINSK, BELARUS
The history of the National Historical Museum started with the Minsk Regional Museum whose creation became possible after the proclamation of Belarusian Soviet statehood. It was open in the former Nobility Assembly building in 1919. Every year, the museum collection grows by 2 or 3 thousand depository items. In recent years, the museum collection augmented considerably: as of today, it achieved the number of 400 thousand depository items. The museum items are distributed among 49 collections including archaeology, ethnography, numismatics, arms, porcelain and glass, old printed books and manuscripts, posters, precious metals and gems, treasures, documents, fine Arts, national clothes, and others.