The Giorgi Leonidze Museum of Literature: A Brief Overview of the Museum and its Archive
Monday, March 4, 2013 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Columbia University Morningside Campus International Affairs Building Marshall D. Shulman Seminar Room (1219)
Please join the Harriman Institute for a talk by Lasha Bakradze (Museum Director, Giorgi Leonidze Museum of Literature). Functioning as a literature archive, the Literature Museum comprises the richest collection of the Georgian literature, mainly of the last two centuries (almost 130 000 manuscripts, about 27 000 photos, more than 2 000 paintings und graphics, etc.). Belongings of most prominent Georgian writers, such as Ilia Chavchavadze, Akaki Tsereteli, Vaja Pshavela, Ivane Machebeli, Alexandre Kazbegi, Galaktion Tabidze, Titsian Tabidze and many others, are kept here. There are also works of the Nobel Prize for Literature winner, the Russian writer Boris Pasternak and the German writer Arthur Leist, who lived in Georgia. The Literature Museum has also published a series of research books on Georgian Literature, the "Chronicle of Literature." This event is free and open to the public. No registration is required.