Ministry of Culture and Information Policy of Ukraine
Museum of History of Ivankiv District 1981—2022 Completely Destroyed after russian attack Ivankiv, Kyiv region

Museum of History of Ivankiv District

1981—2022
The museum kept 410 exhibits representing the local flora and fauna, belonging to the periods of World War II and the Chernobyl disaster. The pride of the museum was a collection of works of art by Ukrainian folk artist in the genre of "naive art" Maria Primachenko. According to some reports, they were rescued.

Status

Completely Destroyed

Amount required

UAH 35,2 million
*The amount is not final and requires clarification, which is possible only after the examination
Museum of History of Ivankiv District 1981—2022 Completely Destroyed after russian attack Ivankiv, Kyiv region
History Museum of Ivankiv District before and after russian attack
Museum of History of Ivankiv District 1981—2022 Completely Destroyed after russian attack Ivankiv, Kyiv region

Description of the institution

The museum was founded in 1980 by a local resident of Ivankiv, local historian Petro Zinchenko. Before the russian invasion of Ukraine and the destruction of the museum, 410 exhibits were kept here, including mammoth skeletons, utensils and tools of our ancestors, money from the Bronze Age and the Chernyakhiv culture and Kievan Rus, Cossack weapons and ancient icons. Much of the exhibition consisted of items from World War II: weapons, awards, letters from the front, household items of German soldiers, postcards and newspapers of the time.

Ivankiv District Museum of History and Local Lore
Prymachenko. Museum of History of Ivankiv District 2022 Completely Destroyed after russian attack Ivankiv, Kyiv region

The most valuable exhibits

The pride of the museum was a collection of works of art by Maria Primachenko, one of the most famous folk artists of Ukraine, whose bright paintings fascinated Picasso and Chagall and are depicted on postage stamps. During her life, the self-taught artist, who worked in the genre of "naive art", wrote more than 800 works, some of which she gave to friends and acquaintances as postcards. In total, about 25 paintings by Maria Primachenko were kept in the Ivankiv Museum.

Prymachenko works. Museum of History of Ivankiv District 2022 Completely Destroyed after russian attack Ivankiv, Kyiv region
Prymachenko works. Museum of History of Ivankiv District 2022 Completely Destroyed after russian attack Ivankiv, Kyiv region

Maria Primachenko - The Little Elephant Who Wanted to Be a Sailor (1973)

Destruction

At the end of February 2022, during the Battle of Ivankiv, during the russian invasion of Ukraine, the museum burned down after the bombing. Among other things, Maria Primachenko's works preserved in it were considered lost. Subsequently, there were reports that Ivankiv residents saved some of Pryimachenko's paintings and other exhibits. According to the artist's great-granddaughter and head of a charity dedicated to her legacy, Anastasia Primachenko, a local resident was able to break into a smoking building by smashing a window and saving about 10 paintings.

Reaction to destruction

On February 28, 2022, the Minister of Culture of Ukraine Oleksandr Tkachenko asked to deprive Russia of its membership in UNESCO. The US National Committee of the International Council of Museums has issued a statement condemning the "deliberate destruction (by fire)" of the museum, which "highlights the tangible and irreversible impact of this immoral and unprovoked war."

Museum of History of Ivankiv District 1981—2022 Completely Destroyed after russian attack Ivankiv, Kyiv region
Museum of History of Ivankiv District 1981—2022 Completely Destroyed after russian attack Ivankiv, Kyiv region

What will the money be used for?

The amount of UAH 35 200 000 includes the complete reconstruction of the building. We will also spend UAH 2 200 000 from these funds on conducting research and design works that will determine the full scope of work necessary to restore the building.

Status

Completely Destroyed

Amount required

UAH 35,2 million
*The amount is not final and requires clarification, which is possible only after the examination

Contacts

15 Shevchenko Street, Ivankiv, Kyiv region

News

February 28, 2022

Oleksandr Tkachenko asked to deprive Russia of its membership in UNESCO due to the destruction of the Ivankivsky District Historical and Local History Museum

Minister of Culture of Ukraine Oleksandr Tkachenko asked to deprive Russia of membership in UNESCO. The US National Committee of the International Council of Museums has issued a statement condemning the "deliberate destruction (by fire)" of the museum, which "highlights the tangible and irreversible impact of this immoral and unprovoked war."
February 2022

The Ivankivsky District Historical and Local History Museum was burned as a result of rocket fire

During the Battle of Ivankiv, the museum, along with paintings by Maria Primachenko and other exhibits, was burned - according to locals, rocket fire from a Russian fighter.
2016-2018

Overhaul of the Ivankivsky district historical and local history museum

The museum premises were overhauled, the exposition was rebuilt on the basis of the collection, which has significantly expanded since the creation of the museum
February 21, 1981

Opening of the Museum of History of Ivankiv District