MBS The Gorlovka Museum of Miniature Book
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The Gorlovka Museum of Miniature Book named after V. Rasumov
Gorlovka, 50 km from Donetsk, the schedule: Monday-Friday 8.00-16.40, Saturday Sunday 10.00-17:00
The Gorlovka Museum of Miniature Book was opened on the 1st of June in 2001. The collection contains more than 8700 miniature and micro books, published by the typographical method and hand-written, from 57 countries of the world, written in 103 languages. In the museum there are different books ancient, rarest, modern books, the micro books which are about 5 millimetres in size, the books made of birch bark, the micro miniatures made on horse and human hairs, the tiny-books, the books which were in space. The blinding and the covers of the books are made of velvet, silk, natural lather, metal, wood, nacre with the greatest mastery; the books are decorated with metal clasps, the book-edges are golden-plated. The collection embraces the period from the ХVth century up to our days.
The book-mote which is 60 times smaller than poppy seed is among the exhibits of the museum.
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