Museums

National Art Museum of Ukraine in Kyiv

The National Art Museum is Kyiv’s oldest museum. It opened its first exhibition in 1899 and today displays a plethora of art across eras and styles, making it a crown jewel in a city that is now filled with museums, galleries, and independent art spaces. It continues its operation with funding from the state, donors, […]

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Restoration of Repin’s Ivan the Terrible Underway After Attack

Russia Reunites Two Major Art Collections, May Found New Museum

Cityscapes

Analog Photography Culture in Kyiv

With the arrival of pervasive digital photography, analogue camera production has dropped precipitously. While easily-editable high-resolution pictures can now be taken with your smart phone’s digital sensors, high-quality analogue photography uses often bulky equipment to take photos that might be treasured or trash based on how their intricate chemical and mechanical processes play out. However, […]

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Motherland Calls Receiving Major Restoration Work

St Petersburg’s 10 Most Artistic Coffee Shops and Cafes

Art

Russia’s ‘Ticket Mafia’ and Other Challenges to Managing Russian Cultural Institutions

The “ticket mafia” has long been a problem in Russia. Scalpers buy tickets, often at deep discounts by employing the pensioners who qualify for them, and then sell the tickets at wildly inflated costs. This is not, however, the most interesting inefficiency in managing Russia’s cultural institutions. For instance, the story below details the Bolshoi’s […]

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10 Must-See Literary Museums in St Petersburg

Yevgeni Grishkovetz: One Man’s Voice

Study Art

Dodge Assistantships for Research on Unofficial Art of the USSR

The Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ offers Dodge Graduate Assistantships to doctoral candidates admitted to the Department of Art History who are committed to research on unofficial art of the former Soviet Union. Established in 2002 with a generous endowment from the Avenir Foundation in honor of Norton T. and […]

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National Chernobyl Museum in Kyiv, Ukraine

Museum of Partisan Glory in Odessa, Ukraine

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