February 25, 2012 started a long-term exhibition project of the Museum of history of the city of Minsk “Wheel of Time” in the wing of Loshitsa estate and park complex. The project is planned to present a multi-faceted world of material and spiritual culture of urban estates middle of the XVIII – beginning of XX century. Participation in the project will take artists, craftsmen and artisans, collectors, art groups, clubs and others.
In a picturesque corner of Minsk on the high bank at the confluence Svislochi and Loshitsa in the heart of Loshitsa park is located in a former manor lodge, which opened a new exhibition “The Wheel of Time.”
Outbuilding is an integral part of Loshitsa estate and park complex – a monument of architecture of the second half XVIII – the second half of the XIX century. Seven generations of Prushinsky settled in and created Loshitsa manor in the outskirts of Minsk, and the names of its last owners Eustathius Luban and his beautiful wife Jadwiga related many stories of mysterious and romantic legends.
The wooden building with a tower wing stands on the old stone foundations, construction dates back to 1895. Outbuilding – in Belarusian “afіtsyna” perform a variety of functions to meet the needs of the estate owners. One of the basic premises wings was the kitchen. There’s also room steward was located, in which he took day laborers and workers, to check the documentation. In this building lived and worked servants. Workers wove baskets, woven, manufactured and repaired various household utensils. For storage of supplies in the lodge were storerooms.
Opens the project “Wheel of Time” exhibition, which presents objects of urban and rural culture of the late XIX – the mid-twentieth centuries from the collections of the Museum of History of the city of Minsk and the private collection of the artist and designer Sergei Sheela. In four rooms of the first floor wing represented everyday culture of Minsk residents of neighborhoods. Recreated the interiors of the kitchen and bedroom.
Are presented products of pottery, straw, basket weaving, craft tools. A separate section of the exhibition is dedicated to weaving, objects and tools are combined with processing flax prepared samples of products of national crafts – the coverings, embroidered towels, rugs.
You will not only learn about the history of this unique place and bygone objects, but also literally touch history: photographed in gentry wooden chaise, get out of the pot or stove Russian practice in spinning wool yarn. A stroll through the shady alleys of Loshitsa park will be the perfect end to the museum visit.