On May 31, 2022, an online meeting of the National Focal Point of ICCROM Ukraine Anatoliy Antoniuk with the Senior Program Leader of ICCROM program "First Aid to Cultural Heritage in Times of Crisis" Aparna Tandon took place.
We continue consultations with experts from the Smithsonian Institute. This time the meeting was joined by Corine Wegener, Director of the Smithsonian Cultural Rescue Initiative, Jenifer Bosworth, Exhibitions Conservator, National Museum of Asian Art, Smithsonian Institution, Chris Barber, a crate builder for a fine arts shipping company, and Ashley McGrew, a preparator at the Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University.
In the framework of the cooperation of the National Preserve “Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra” with the Blue Shield of Great Britain, the University of the West England, and the Association of Art and Heritage Consultants “Exhibition Team” the second online meeting took place. Participants discussed thematic areas of joint workshops and consultations on improving the methodology of digital inventory of movable and immovable monuments of the Preserve during the war.
Thematic areas: - church institutions’ activity during wars and armed conflicts in historical, historiographical, and source dimensions; - preservation of sacred monuments during military actions: historical retrospective and today’s challenges; - digitalization as one of the important areas of heritage protection and museum activity; - written monuments in the digital world: preservation, systematization, and promotion; - restoration and reconstruction of monuments damaged by hostilities; - archaeological research in the areas affected by hostilities: history and contemporary international practices; - interfaith dialogue and relations between the Church and the State in wartime: historical and legal aspect.
The National Preserve “Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra” has started cooperation with the National Committee of the Blue Shield of Great Britain, the University of the West England and the Association of Art and Heritage Consultants “Exhibition Team” with a project aimed at enhancing the methodology of the digital inventory of the movable and immovable monuments of the Preserve, strengthening the technical base, as well as providing training programs for the Preserve staff to create 3D modeling of the most valuable monuments in order to preserve them.
Dear Friends! We would like to thank everyone who joined our journey through history within the walls of the Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra National Preserve on the International Museum Day! The communication in the authentic ancient Ukrainian monuments gives vitality and increases our faith in the proximity of victory over the Russian aggressor.
On May 18, 2022, the International Museum Day, we received humanitarian aid from our European partners –Art Aid Ukraine Centre. There were two trucks of packing materials that will help to preserve cultural assets of the Museum Fund of Ukraine as a vital priority during the war.