On October 16, 2015 at the Conference-hall of the New building of the NLR took place the round-table discussion “Museum of book in the shifting world: On the 90-year anniversary of the Paleography museum of the Academy of sciences of the USSR foundation”.
Scholars from SPbIH RAS, SPbSU, Manuscripts dept. of the NLR, the Library of the RAS, the Russian state library (Moscow) and the State institute of art studies (Moscow) delivered their reports.
Such problems as N.P. Likhachev’s view on museum studies, the structure and history of his collection and the issue of founding of the Paleography museum as research, educational and expert centre were discussed at the morning session “The N.P. Likhachev’s Museum of paleography: view from the 21st century” .
The matter of exhibit and representation of manuscripts in Russian and foreign museums of books and paleography was considered at the afternoon sitting “Museums of book: historical experience and modernity”.
At the discussion scholars paid special attention to pros and cons of interactive methods of literary texts’ display which serve to attract the visitors to museums of book and paleography.
During the adjournment both participants and guests visited the exhibition “The collection of books and manuscripts of academician N.P. Likhachev (1862-1936): on the 90- year anniversary of the Paleography museum of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR establishment” (the excursion was conducted by A.V. Chirkova and E.Z. Panchenko).
The round-table discussion and the exhibition are the first scientific events dated to the anniversary of Saint Petersburg Institute of History of the RAS.