The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine hosts a documentary photo exhibition Ukraine and Ukrainians created by the Ivan Honchar Museum

28 May 2021

On the occasion of the International Museum Day and the World Embroidery Day, the National Center of Folk Culture Ivan Honchar Museum presented a documentary photographic exhibition Ukraine and Ukrainians in the building of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine in Kyiv.

This significant cultural event has been held under the sign of evidence of the unity of Ukrainian people and the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine. Many deputies at the sitting of the Rada on 18 May were dressed in famous Ukrainian shirts and blouses decorated with beautiful national embroidery.

In his speech at the opening of the exposition, Pyetr Honchar, General Director of the National Center of Folk Culture Ivan Honchar Museum told about the enormous work that the museum staff are constantly doing to preserve the historic heritage, investing their knowledge, strength and skills.

The museum was founded by the late Ivan Makarovich Honchar, an outstanding public and cultural figure, sculptor, artist, ethnologist and collector.

His son Pyetr Honchar continued his father’s work and headed the museum named after his father Ivan Honchar.

The unique photographs of the exposition highlight the life of Ukrainians of the past centuries, their traditional occupations, crafts, customs, ceremonies, holidays, architectural monuments, landscapes.

They show Ukrainians of different ethnic groups, different social strata and ages, residents of different Ukrainian regions. You can see on the photos a Ukrainian family (spouses, grandparents, grandchildren, brothers and sisters), girls, guys; groups of youth (schoolchildren, students, amateur actors of drama circles and theaters, course graduates).

The photos show peasant, beekeepers, workers, folk craftsmen, folk singers and musicians, military men.

They all are dressed in the unique national costumes.

Worthy, noble people with a majestic gaze look at us from the old photos. Their faces express sincerity, solemnity and readiness to respond adequately to the challenges of fate.

The guests of honor at the exhibition were the representatives of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine. They came to express their gratitude to the organizers for creating this important and interesting thematic exposition.

Among the guests of honor were Rostislav Pavlenko, a member of the Verkhovna Rada Committee on Education, Science and Innovation; Volodymyr Vyatrovych, a member of the Verkhovna Rada Committee on Humanitarian and Information Policy ; Yulia Klimenko, First Deputy Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada Committee on Transport and Infrastructure; Solomiya Bobrovskaya,  Secretary of the Verkhovna Rada Committee on Foreign Policy and Interparliamentary Cooperation.

 The exposition will run to June 1, 2021, on the sidelines of the 3rd floor of the building of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine.

 

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