Ukrainian Cultural Center of New England

HERITAGE GUARDIANS: the resilience of Ukrainian museums in times of war


Sunday, February 18th, 2024    
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm


The House of the Seven Gables
115 Derby St, Salem, Massachusetts, 01970

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In this two part lecture series, Oleksandra Kovalchuk, the Director of Development of the Odesa Fine Arts Museum, delves into Ukraine’s rich artistic heritage, symbolic traditions, and the remarkable resilience displayed in times of the full scale invasion by the Russian Federation. From the courageous efforts of museums during the war to the cultural significance of bread in traditional and modern art, these lectures provide a comprehensive insight into the spirit and identity of Ukrainian people and history.
This lecture explores the dynamic role of Ukrainian museums in the face of conflict, focusing not only on their efforts to protect collections but also on their evolving mission to serve communities and support artists. We will delve into how these institutions have become centers of resilience, rethinking their traditional roles amidst the challenges of war.
All funds go to Dobro New England to support humanitarian aid to Ukraine.