Elections of the head of the non-governmental organization “Association of Museums and Galleries” took place on June 11th in Lviv. Participants elected a new head – Ostap Lozynskyi. Previously the Association was headed by a famous theoretician and practitioner of the Cultural Studies Zenoviy Mazuryk.
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A former KGB cemetery was found in Lviv near Topolna Street. Human remains most probably belong to prisoners of Lviv Transit Prison #25, where the “Territory of Terror” Memorial Museum will be located. After exhumation, which has already started, skeletal remains will be reburied according to Christian tradition in Lychakiv cemetery.
Historical materials about repressions and liberation movement that are kept in the State Archive of the Security Service of Ukraine became more accessible starting from the month of April. These documents can be copied free of charge. Also, opening hours of the reading hall were prolonged.
A spring season of the project “A Memory Lesson” has started. An alternative lesson in history will be offered to pupils of the 10th grade from Lviv schools. In April-May 2014 pupils will be shown a documentary “The Silver Lands. Chronicles of Carpatho-Ukraine 1919-1939”. Pupils from schools located in Sykhiv district will be the first to watch the film.
The Museum of Oxford will join museums and galleries from across the UK and Europe on Twitter for the first ever #MuseumWeek. The project aims to connect people to artwork, culture, history and science in new and interactive ways. #MuseumWeek will take place from Monday 24 March until Sunday 30 March and will give Twitter users direct and unparalleled access to some of Europe’s leading museums and the people behind them.
Examination records, lists of deceased employees of the security service of the OUN, training materials and other documents were found in Berezhany district, Ternopil region. These documents had been under the ground since 1947.
The third colloquium of the museology education program “Sustainable development strategy: do museums need it?” took place on February 13th in the State Natural History Museum in Lviv. Participants talked about methodological and practical aspects of formulation and implementation of a strategy for museums.
Both Ukrainians and the international community are concerned with the social and political situation in the country. Witnesses and participants of national liberation movement, political prisoners and those who were repressed by the Soviet and Nazi totalitarian regimes do not stand aside of events that are enrolling in Ukraine and are voicing their support of the protest.
The “Territory of Terror” Museum will have an “Alley of Totalitarisms” where dismantled Soviet monuments would be located
The architectural conception of the “Territory of Terror” Museum includes an “Alley of Totalitarisms” – a place for monuments that remained after the Nazi and communist regimes. There are not many Nazi monuments left, but there are plenty communist era monuments in Ukrainian towns. Therefore, museum employees will accept as display units any monuments to the world proletariat.
Four monuments to Ukrainian heroes were opened and blessed in the USA, in the territory of a summer camp of the Union of Ukrainian Youth "Beskyd", in the town of Baraboo (Wisconsin). A monument that was erected to commemorate the Declaration of Ukrainian Independence, announced on June 30, 1941, was also renewed. The information was provided by the media portal VIDIA with a reference to the press-service of the Union of Ukrainian Youth.
The “Territory of terror” Museum presented its vision of the museum complex of the same name that will be located on 45 Chornovola Av.
A future look of the “Territory of terror” Museum was demonstrated in the exhibition that opened on May 28th in Lviv City Hall. The Museum will be located on 45 Chornovola Av. in Lviv. The exposition starts with a presentation of the main activities undertaken by the Museum and visualization of the architectural project of the memorial complex construction.
In May 2013, a number of events to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the Norilsk uprising take place in Ukraine from the initiative of public figures and activists, journalists, historians, political prisoners. All events are aimed at rethinking of the meaning of the Norilsk uprising in destroying the Stalin GULAG system. On May 25th 60 years ago political prisoners of the 4th zone of the Gorlag (a camp for political prisoners in Norilsk), having refused to work, started an uprising.
69 years ago Crimean Tatars went through one of the biggest tragedies in there history. During three days (from May 18th to May 20th, 1944), according to the decision of the USSR State committee of defense, the NKVD departments evicted from Crimea to Uzbekistan and Caucasus, to Siberia and Ural almost 188 thousand of Crimean Tatars. Almost 44% percent of the evicted died during the deportation.