Keeping Kyiv museums safe

Despite Russia’s numerous shelling attacks on the ancient city of Kyiv, where hundreds of crucial art and culture objects are located, the capital’s treasures stay safe under the watchful eyes of museum and gallery employees.

The staff of the Museum of the History of Kyiv and the Pedagogical Museum of Ukraine (the latter was damaged as a result of Russian air strikes on October 10) explain to UCMC how they managed to preserve the museum collection while also keeping themselves and their families safe.

To preserve the memory of the current historic events, the museums not only preserve the heritage but continue collecting exhibits and eyewitness accounts. To keep up the spirits of the capital’s residents, some museums were also partially opened for visiting when it became clear that Russian troops would not manage to take Kyiv. Digitization is a huge part of the museum work nowadays, and it has only increased with the start of the full-scale war.

UKRAINE IN FLAMES project is created by Ukraine Crisis Media Center and NGO “Euroatlantic Course”. We are aiming at searching a loud support for Ukraine in the war started by Russia on the 24th of February 2022.

If you want to support Ukraine against Russian aggression, check the link with recommendations by Ukraine Crisis Media Center –

NGO Euroatlantic Course collects donations to support Ukrainian Army and civilians –

How you can help Ukraine against Russian aggression:

👉🏻 Come back alive – (works directly with the command and personnel of military units, purchasing infrared thermal imaging cameras, night vision goggles, hemostatics etc); 

👉🏻 CO Serhiy Prytula Charity Foundation – (purchases supplies for Ukrainian army, such as armor, ammunition, first-aid kits, cars and ATV, humanitarian aid for civilians, and food for animals);

👉🏻 UNITED 24 – (was launched by the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy as the main venue for collecting charitable donations in support of Ukraine. Funds will be transferred to the official accounts of the National Bank of Ukraine and allocated by assigned ministries to cover the most pressing needs)

👉🏻 Army SOS – (manages purchases of necessary ammunition, shields, intercommunication and reconnaissance facilities, etc. and delivers all goods directly);

👉🏻 Vostok SOS – (raising funds for various needs of the army);

👉🏻 Phoenix Wings – (the appropriate equipment & uniform, personal non-lethal protection (vests, helmets), required treatment of the wounded soldiers, and repair of the buildings used by the army).