National Olympic Committee of the Republic of Belarus
7 May 2018
“Museum Night” for the first time will be organized in the NOC of Belarus

On May 18, 2018 for the first time in history the NOC of Belarus will join the international cultural and educational event "Museum Night ".

The headquarters of the National Olympic Committee will open its doors for visitors at 19:00 and the entrance will be available till 01:00.

The electronic registration on the website is mandatory for those wishing to attend the event to form excursion groups. Our guests will have the opportunity to visit the Olympic Museum, which actually is the largest museum space for sports in the country.

There are plans to involve participation of famous Belarusian sportsmen, which together with the visitors will be able to experience the whole entourage of the museum, as well as conducting master classes on weaving the Olympic wreath and other.

The interior exposition of the NOC of Belarus "History of the development of the Olympic movement in the Republic of Belarus" is constantly increasing with items reflecting recent sport achievements of the country. One of the new most valuable receipts needed to be noted here is a T-shirt with signatures of participants of the Fed Cup held on 11-12 November 2017 in Minsk and other exhibits related to this outstanding achievement of Belarusian tennis.

An honorable place of the exhibition is dedicated to the Belarus preparation for the II European Games, which will be held in Minsk on 21 – 30 June 2019. This section is constantly expanding.

Among the newest receipts are the official torch and mascot of the XXIII Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, designs of the outfit of native athletes on these Games, signed cards of the Olympic champions Pyeongchang 2018 and even more.

A unique feature of the interior exposition is the interactive zone where visitors can test their dexterity in the game "Athletics"on the Xbox Kinect, test sharpshooting in the virtual dash, undergo exciting Olympic tests and take memorable photos on the HappyBox device.

Remember! The entrance to the Olympic Museum is free!

We invite media representatives to cover this event at 22:00.

For reference: Every year since 1977 International Museum Day is traditionally celebrated worldwide on May 18. On this day, museums open its doors to all interested, conduct entertaining exhibitions, organize creative events and performances for free.

For the recent years, the holiday has become truly massive and has earned universal love of people in the country. Tens of thousands of Belarusians visit the country's greatest museums, educating themselves culturally and intellectually.

For additional information, please contact Victoria Mennanova, Press Secretary of the NOC of Belarus (tel.: +37517 3092506, +37529 6928807). 
e-mail: press@noc.by, website – www.noc.by

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