How Ukrainian museums survived two years of war

Ukrainian museums, like most cultural institutions, have been going through difficult times since the beginning of the full-scale invasion of Russia. Evacuations, destruction of property and occupations, theft of collections, and reduction of funding put museums in a position of survival and preservation.

Since one of the main goals of Russia is the destruction of Ukrainian statehood, it is evident that one of the goals is the destruction of cultural and historical identity. That is why museums are essential in this challenging time for Ukraine.

The support of cultural institutions plays a vital role in the future of Ukraine because historical events will largely shape the stability of future generations.


  • Milena Chorna, Expert of the Working Group on the Preservation of the Cultural Heritage of Ukraine at the European Commission
  • Liudmyla Mishchenko, Director of the Okhtyrka City Museum of Local Lore
  • Valerii Korshunov, researcher and curator of the public programme at the Odesa National Art Museum

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); 

UNITED 24 – (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).