Museums

The Bakhtov Couple. Preserving the Spirit of Olbia — an ancient archaeological site in Ukraine

More than twenty-five years ago, a family of artists, Volodymyr Bakhtov and Tetiana Bakhtova, moved from Luhansk to the village of Parutyne, near Olbia — a national historic archaeological preserve of an ancient Greek settlement. In their own backyard, they...

The Museum of Ideas: Culture, Glass and Refectory

The Museum of Ideas in Lviv has always been a place of origin for various initiatives: the festival of independent movies ‘KinoLev’, the first glass foundry workshop, a gallery, a refectory and even a fictitious republic began here. The Museum...

The Return of the Wooden Toy

The tradition of creating toys has lived in Ukrainian culture from time immemorial. Clay, wood, fabric, straw, vine, dough — this is far from an exhaustive list of traditional Ukrainian toys. Despite such diversity, only two state museums are dedicated...

Picasso and Malevich in Parkhomivka

The village of Parkhomivka in Slobozhanshchyna is famous for its art museum, which exhibits world-renowned paintings, diagrams, sculptures, and archaeological and ethnographic works. The museum collection appeared thanks to a village history teacher: the self-taught art expert, Afanasii Lunov, who...

The Living Museum of Accordions in Zhashkiv

The town of Zhashkiv is home to one of the biggest collections of accordions in Ukraine. Ivan Sukhyi works on the second floor of the town’s music school: since 1991, he has been leading the children’s accordion ensemble, which has...

Grainland. Bringing life back to the village

A few years ago in the village Ivkivtsi hidden from the passers-by over the hills near Cherkasy, the locals transformed a former Soviet collective farm into agricultural attraction Grainland. Grainland aims to not only entertain visitors but also display antique...

Olbia: The largest ancient Greek settlement on the Black Sea coast

For centuries, archaeologists and historians from all over Europe have excavated the remains of the ancient city-state Olbia that is located on the Black Sea coastal area, near the village Parutyne. Because of problems with infrastructure and transportation, this area...

Bukatynka. An alive museum in abandoned huts

The village Bukatynka in Podillia, despite of its great natural potential and ancient history, could be just another village that is gradually dying out. But more than 40 years ago, the young married couple of artists Oleksii and Liudmyla Alyoshkins...

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