February 24, 2022 will stick in the memory of every Ukrainian forever. Ever since our museum life has irrevocably changed. First of all, these are the changes in the mind of every museum worker concerned with the preservation of national cultural assets.

Humanitarian aid from Great Britain arrived at the National Preserve "Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra"

Professional equipment for 3D scanning of exhibits of the Preserve's fund collection, tools for measuring moisture and hardness indicators, as well as packaging materials for movable monuments of various storage categories were sent to the Preserve by the West England University (https://www.facebook.com/uwebristol) and the Bodleian Libraries of the University of Oxford (https://www.facebook.com/bodleianlibraries).

ICCROM, ICOMOS and ALIPH Foundation mission visited the National Preserve “Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra” in the framework of the visit to Ukraine

On July 11, in the framework of the visit to Ukraine, the members of the mission of the International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property (ICCROM, International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) and International Alliance for the Protection of Heritage in Conflict Areas (ALIPH) Ms Aparna Tandon, Ms Teresa Patricio, Ms Zeynep Gül UNAL and Ms Maja Kominko visited the National Preserve “Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra”.

Preservation of the Ukrainian Museum Fund exhibits during wartime

Based on the results of the cooperation between the National Preserve “Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra” and the experts of the Smithsonian Cultural Rescue Initiative, the specialists in crate building and fine arts shipping Chris Barber and Ashley McGrew presented drawings to build protective packaging (crates) for unique monumental slate slabs with relief compositions of the 11th century from the collection of the Preserve.

Representatives of the National Preserve “Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra” took part in the Round Table “Protection of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites during the War: State of Conservation - Needs - Prospects for Post-War Recovery”

The Round Table was organized by the UNC ICOMOS together with the World Monument Fund and the Ministry of Culture and Information Policy of Ukraine. Experts of UNC ICOMOS, as well as representatives of Ukrainian World Heritage properties, and sites included in the Tentative List, were invited to participate in the meeting.