XX International Scientific Conference “Church-Science-Society: Interaction Issues” 23–24 June 2022

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.

Preservation of the Ukrainian Museum Fund exhibits during wartime

­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­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.

International Museum Day in the National Preserve "Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra"

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.

Humanitarian aid from European partners

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.

Preservation of the Ukrainian Museum Fund exhibits during wartime

Ukraine’s cultural institutions and monuments are increasingly becoming a target for the occupiers in the context of the full-scale Russian invasion. The support of the international professional community provided to the Ukrainian cultural area is, therefore, all the more valuable and important.

Mainstreaming of the identity issue of the ecclesiastic elite of Ukraine in the framework of the International Project POLY

On April 26, 2022, Oksana Prokopyuk, a leading research worker at the National Preserve “Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra”, gave a lecture on “The Kyiv Orthodox Metropolia in the Eighteenth Century: Identity of the Ecclesiastic Elite and Their Donations” at the Goethe University in Frankfurt am Main (Germany). The lecture was conducted in the framework of the Project POLY – Polycentricity and Plurality of Premodern Christianities.

Opening of the Exhibition “Samples of Bricks of the Princely Era (Kniazha Doba) Found in the Territory of the Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra”

A new exhibition “Samples of Bricks of the Princely Era (Kniazha Doba) Found in the Territory of the Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra” was opened on April 29, 2022, in the narthex of the Church of the Savior at Berestove. The exposition highlights the history of the Lavra architectural ensemble in the 11th-12th centuries, as well as the development of civil engineering and the technology of making ancient bricks - plinths.

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