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Appreciating the history and culture of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania!

- The NLK hosts the exhibition “Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania: The Baltic Way toward the Future” -

In partnership with the embassies of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania in South Korea, the National Library of Korea (Chief Executive Suh Hye Ran) hosts an exhibition “Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania: The Baltic Way toward the Future” from March 14 to April 10 on the first floor of the main NLK building. The opening ceremony on March 14 was attended by the ambassadors to South Korea from the three countries, the NLK’s Chief Executive, and others. The exhibition was opened to the public on March 15.

Photo. A promotional poster for the exhibition “Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania: The Baltic Way toward the Future (Source: The National Library of Korea)

This exhibition includes a historical overview of the Baltic Way, an introduction to the Baltic Appeal to the United Nations (BATUN)*, and an exploration of the natural environments and architecture of the three countries. The exhibition is a great way to learn about the history and development in each of the three countries in the years since the Baltic Way**.

*BATUN is an organization that was established in 1966 in New York by young exiles from Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania. They made an appeal to the United Nations over the injustice of the Soviet occupation of the Baltic countries and played a critical role in their eventual independence.

** The Baltic Way was a peaceful demonstration that occurred on August 23, 1989. About two million people calling for independence from the Soviet occupation joined hands to form a human chain running 675.5 km across the three Baltic states.

There is also an area in which visitors can explore translated copies of books from the three countries as well as Tiny Books, a joint project by writers from the three countries to publish picture books celebrating diversity.

“Since the establishment of diplomatic relations with the Baltic states in 1991, South Korea has developed close ties with the three countries across diverse areas including politics, the economy, and culture. Celebrating the 31st anniversary of diplomatic relations, we hope this exhibition serves as an opportunity to deepen the friendship between South Korea and the Baltic nations,” said an NLK official.


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https://www.nl.go.kr/NL/contents/N50603000000.do?schM=view&page=1&viewCount=9&id=42197&schBdcode=&schGroupCode=

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