Conference “Reorganizing and creating museums in the near-front zone as an instrument of humanitarian policy formation” will take place on Thursday, July 7, at Ukraine Crisis Media Center (Ukrainian House, European Square, 2 Khreshchatyk Street)
Start time: 1:00 p.m.
Aim of the conference:
– update the issue of absence of efficient humanitarian policy in Ukraine, namely on the temporarily occupied territories and museums’ potential to participate in its formation to the full extent;
– consider the issue regarding reorganization of museums in Ukraine, namely in the near-front zone (on example of Sloviansk Local History Museum);
– discuss the reasons and the consequences of lack of state museums (on example of Severodonetsk town);
– represent and discuss the world experience of organizing museums in industrial regions and their positive influence on regional development;
– represent museum projects “Svitlohrad”, “Luhansk’s Arts & Facts” and “Museum of Donbas’ modern history” aimed at researching, studying and rethinking of the history of Luhansk and Donetsk regions.
The conference will include three discussion panels with Ukrainian and international experts discussing the stated problems. Anybody who want to take part in the conference, may join the audience.
Open registration for the audience and mass media (until July 6) –
Admittance by pre-registration.
The idea of the conference emerged as a result of a number of cultural projects and researches implemented in Donetsk and Luhansk regions by art initiative of Ukraine Crisis Media Center as a part of the “Cultural Diplomacy between Ukrainian Regions” program, as well as cooperation with local museums, non-governmental organization and government agencies.
Follow https://www.facebook.com/CulturaldiplomacybetweentheregionsofUkraine/?fref=ts for more details on the initiative’s projects in Luhansk and Donetsk regions.
CONFERENCE PROGRAM* – SPEAKERS TO BE CONFIRMED
1:00 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.
Discussion panel “Humanitarian policy: where to look for, where to go?”
The problem of lack of humanitarian policy on the example of museum affairs in the near-front zone.
Yuriy Polidovych – candidate of historical sciences, senior researcher at Ukrainian Museum of Historical Treasures, subdivision of the National Museum of History of Ukraine, former fellow at Donetsk Regional Museum of Local History
Olha Lishyk – deputy head of Luhansk civil-military administration for social and humanitarian issues
Oleh Nievienytsia – executive director at NGO “Crisis Media Center Siverskyi Donets”
Vasyl Rozhko – chief of the Department of museum affairs and cultural values at the Ministry of Culture of Ukraine
Natalia Kaplun – research fellow at the ethnography department of Luhansk Regional Museum of Local History (1998 – 2015), head of the archeology sector at Luhansk Regional Museum of Local History (transferred) from 2015 to 2016
Moderator: Leonid Marushchak, curator of Ukraine Crisis Media Center art initiative
3:00 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.
Discussion panel “International and Ukrainian experience of organizing museums in industrial regions and revitalization of plants”
Experience of creating Solomon Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao (Spain); Forming humanitarian policy under conditions of armed conflict in Israel; Museum of modern art in Lodz (Poland).
Yevhen Nyshchuk – Minister of Culture of Ukraine (to be confirmed)
Svitlana Fomenko – First Deputy Minister of Culture of Ukraine (to be confirmed)
Ewa Figel – Director of Polish Institute in Kyiv, Minister-Counselor of the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Ukraine
Representative of the Embassy of Spain (to be confirmed)
Representative of Israel Cultural Centre (to be confirmed)
Moderator: Oksana Barshynova, art critic and researcher at the Research Department of the Art of the XX-early XXI century at the National Art Museum of Ukraine
4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Presentation of contemporary museum projects
“Museum of Donbas’ modern history” project – Larion Lozovyi, artist, researcher, independent curator.
“Luhansk’s Arts & Facts” – virtual platform to collect artifacts of cultural life and social activism in Luhansk from 2004 to 2013, Yaroslav Minkin, civic activist and cultural innovator, chairman of the board at Youth organization “STAN”;
“Svitlohrad” project (“Cultural Diplomacy between Ukrainian Regions” program, UCMC) – Representative of the Embassy of Belgium (to be confirmed), Leonid Marushchak, curator of Ukraine Crisis Media Center art initiative, Yevheniya Moliar, art critic.
Sloviansk Local History Museum (Change of display as a element of forming a positive image of a town), Liudmyla Zander, director of Sloviansk Local History Museum
Moderator: Olha Honchar, project coordination at Ukraine Crisis Media Center art initiative
*the program is subject to change