The results and the winners were announced for the mini-project competition for the museums of Donetsk and Luhansk regions in the framework of the project “Under construction: Museum open” with the financial support of the UCBI II project funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).
In total, 13 museums from Donetsk and 6 museums from the Luhansk region took part in the competition. Of these, 6 winners are selected, each of them will be funded up to 100 thousand hryvnias for each project.
“In general, the competition caused positive emotions, because thanks to three years of joint work we have a powerful result. Museums are ready, museums have projects, museums have an expert environment that can help them with this,” said Leonid Marushchak, head of the artistic direction of the Ukraine Crisis Media Center and the project “Under construction: Museum open”, during a press briefing in the Ukraine Crisis Media center.
List of winners: Memorial museum-estate of V.I.Nemyrovych-Danchenko and M.O.Korf (Neskuchne, Donetsk region) with the project “Phantom”, Velykanadolsky forest museum (Grafske, Donetsk region) with the project “Ecological Observatory”, Novoaidarsky local history museum (Novoaidar, Luhansk region) with the project “Collection of costumes of Novoaidarsky district for posterity”, Bilovodsk local history museum (Bilovodsk, Luhansk region) with the project “Bilovodsk – the capital of stud farms of Ukraine”, Pokrovsk history museum, (Pokrovsk, Donetsk region) with the project “Pokrovsk Cultural Code” and Mariupol local history museum (Mariupol, Donetsk region) with the project “Challenges of our time, or what should the Mariupol local history museum be like?”.
The project of the Druzhkivka History and Art Museum (Druzhkivka, Donetsk region) under the name “Donbass porcelain is the all-ukrainian porcelain” was identified as an additional winner and this project will be provided with partial financing for its implementation.