“By the Numbers” exhibit opened at the Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum

On January 17, 2023, a new exhibit opened at the Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum in the Special Exhibits Gallery. “By the Numbers” displays paintings from the Eisenhower Library's own collection. 

Paint by number kits became increasingly popular in the 1950s. They were so popular that Eisenhower’s scheduling secretary handed out kits to many of the Oval Office visitors with instructions to complete and return their kit. This project of Thomas Edwin Stephens resulted in a humorous and treasured gift to President Eisenhower. Today, this collection forms the core of the Eisenhower Presidential Library’s exhibit “By the Numbers”. 

"At first glance, it appears to be a typical art exhibit," explains Curator William Snyder. "We tend to associate these names – Hoover, Goodpaster, Rockefeller – as key historical figures or Ethel Merman as the famous Broadway star. You don’t expect to see a completed paint by number piece with their signature on it. This exhibit shows a more personal, human side of the Eisenhower Administration.”



“Maritime Cultural Heritage of the Red Sea” in a Seminar at the Bibliotheca Alexandrina

The Bibliotheca Alexandrina in cooperation with the UNESCO Chair for Underwater Cultural Heritage at Alexandria University and the Saudi Heritage Commission organized a seminar entitled "The Maritime Cultural Heritage of the Red Sea", on 17 and 18 January 2023.

A host of Egyptian and Saudi academics and researchers took part in the seminar, which tackled the maritime history of the Red Sea in ancient and medieval times, as well as the most important research projects carried out in the region in the field of underwater cultural heritage. The seminar discussed the cooperation opportunities between the two countries in this field.



Bibliotheca Alexandrina activities for blind and visually impaired children

The Bibliotheca Alexandrina in collaboration with Hanns Seidel Foundation, organized its activities program for blind and visually impaired children aged 5 – 20. 

The program includes several workshops designed to suit the needs of this special group, as they aim to rehabilitate them, enhance their artistic and cultural skills, and integrate them into society. 

The program runs from 29 January to 9 February 2023.



A united day of information on the topic: “Priorities and main achievements of Belarusian science. Scientific and technological security»

On January 23, within the framework of ideological work, the Presidential Library of the Republic of Belarus hosted the Unified Awareness Day according to the plan of the Main Directorate for Ideological Work, Culture and Youth Affairs of the Minsk City Executive Committee.

With a report on the topic: “Priorities and main achievements of Belarusian science. Scientific and Technological Security” Vasily Vasilievich Panasyuk, Deputy Chairman of the Standing Committee on Industry, Fuel and Energy Complex, Transport and Communications of the House of Representatives of the National Assembly of the Republic of Belarus, spoke for the library workers.

The meeting discussed priority areas of scientific research and the main achievements of Belarusian science, such as: nuclear and renewable energy, aerospace, digitalization and robotics, pharmaceuticals, machine and instrumentation, and much more.