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.
Myroslav Symchych – one of the officers of the Ukrainian Insurgent Army - became the honorary citizen of Lviv
The status of “Honorary citizen of the city of Lviv” was given to one of the officers of the Ukrainian Insurgent Army Myroslav Symchych, who was imprisoned for 32 years, 6 months, and 3 days, for an outstanding contribution to national renaissance of Ukraine and active civil position, - informed the press-service of the Lviv City Council.
Starting from the new school year pupils from Lviv will be able to study in Museums. Department of education of Lviv City Council together with museums of the city already conducted trial lessons for a few schools. Integrated lessons in museums of the city are organized within the project “United educational and cultural space of Lviv”
On March 20th, within the project “A Memory Lesson” the last showing of the documentary “Silver Lands. Chronicles of Carpatho-Ukraine 1919-1939” took place for the 10th graders from Lviv. In general about 4 thousand pupils watched the documentary about Carpatho-Ukraine over the months of February-March 2013.
“The 8th of March is a political holiday, and its main purpose is the idea of gender equality in public sphere”, says the researcher Oksana Kis.
A lecture entitled “A stolen holiday: historical transformations of the meaning of the 8th of March and feminists’ activism in modern Ukraine” was delivered by a researcher of women’s history Oksana Kis on March 5th in the Center for Urban History of East Central Europe.
“The network of Nazi camps is twice as big as it was thought before”, experts from the Holocaust Museum in Washington, D.C.
The network of camps and ghettos set up by the Nazis in Europe is much broader than it was thought before. According to The Independent, this conclusion was made as the result of research carried out by the team of experts from Holocaust National Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C.
In February-March 2013, a documentary “Silver Lands. The Chronicles of Carpatho-Ukraine 1919-1939” will be shown to all 10th-graders from Lviv. Pupils from Sykhiv district would be the first to watch the film. The documentary will be shown for free on February 6th in the cinema named after O.Dovzhenko within the project “A Memory Lesson” by the “Territory of Terror” Museum.