Preserving Cultural Heritage in Ukraine

Apr 26
2:00 pm
3:00 pm
Lenox and Astor Room, Room 216 The New York Public Library, Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, 42nd Street & 5th Avenue New York, NY 10018
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Nelia Kukovalska discusses her work as Director General of St. Sophia of Kyiv, the largest museum complex in Ukraine.

The St. Sophia of Kyiv National Conservation Area comprises six museums of mostly monastic buildings in and around Kyiv. The crown jewel of the group is the St. Sophia Cathedral. A designated UNESCO World Heritage site, it is arguably one of the most important Christian shrines in Western Europe and a monument of Ukrainian architecture. As the war in Ukraine persists and Russia continues to launch missiles at Kyiv, Director General Nelia Kukovalska considers Ukraine's rich cultural heritage and the crucial, complex labor of preserving it—and how partnerships with libraries bolster their work.