On November 29, 2017, at the Department of Foreign Philology of the Eurasian National University named after L.N. Gumilev, a meeting was held with the scientific secretary of the European Brothers Grimm Society and the main publisher of the Yearbook of the Grimm Brothers Society from the city of Kassel (Germany), Dr. Bernhard Lauer on topic "Fairy-tale world: traditions and influence ". The meeting was organized on the initiative of the German Embassy in Kazakhstan.
Head of the Department of Foreign Philology Professor Bizhkenova A.E. in her opening speech she mentioned the historical significance of the exhibition opening on November 30, 2017 in the National Museum of the Republic of Kazakhstan about the works of the outstanding classics of world literature - the Brothers Grimm, which was first shown in our country as part of the 25th anniversary of the conclusion of diplomatic relations between Germany and Kazakhstan.
The tales of the Brothers Grimm are translated into 180 languages of the world. UNESCO has added these tales to the World Heritage List. The exhibition will last until February 25, 2018.
Dr. Bernhard Lauer, the head of the forthcoming exhibition, worked for 30 years as the director of the Grimm Brothers Museum, now a member of the International Committee of Literary Museums ICLCM is an international organization of museums and museum specialists that deal with the storage, development and interaction of society and the world's natural and cultural heritage, material and intangible heritage.
During the meeting Dr.B. Lauer spoke about the life and work of the Brothers Grimm, as well as the broad influence of their work on the public consciousness of different peoples and showed many editions of their tales in different countries. Illustrations were shown to the fairy tales released in different years in different languages. Dr. B. Lauer spoke German, Russian and French, the conversation was interesting and very informative, students were invited to use these materials in scientific research.
In conclusion A.E. Bizhkenova, on behalf of students and faculty members, thanked Mr. Lauer for his interest in the issues of cultural education of students in our university and wished success to the forthcoming exhibition.