Unique Editions Added to National Library's Museum of Immigration

The past two days marked the beginning of a very fruitful collaboration in Burgundy, France, when Bernard Outtier, a renowned French Kartvelologist, delivered hundreds of unique editions to Georgia’s National Library's Museum of Immigration and Book Museum.

The good news was announced in a Facebook post by Giorgi Kekelidze, General Director of the National Parliamentary Library of Georgia. He went on to thank the historian Lasha Quetzamor and former Ambassador to Georgia Eka Siradze-Delone for their invaluable assistance in negotiations.

Following his appointment as Director of the National Parliamentary Library of Georgia in 2012, Kekelidze has gained due respect as the initiator of a variety of reforms directed at the library’s sustainment and advancement. Georgian libraries have been opened in Istanbul, Kiev, and Vienna. He has created a library based on e-learning, uniting several regional libraries. As a result of Kekelidze’s activities in 2012, the National Library was awarded with the name of Tolerance of the Year.

In 2017, on Kekelidze's initiative, the biggest Book Museum in Georgia was founded, aimed at providing space for various educational meetings and seminars.

Kekelidze’s efforts prompted the opening of The Folklore Hall in Building 2 of the National Parliamentary Library of Georgia on January 20. The restoration works were performed with the support of the Shilda Winery and Georgian Chant Foundation, as part of a joint mission to support and promote the Georgian chant tradition and other forms of Georgian folklore.

By Elene Dzebisashvili

27 January 2020 12:33