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Museums and Partnerships in Times of War in Ukraine

Dear Colleagues,

We would like to invite you to the online event "Museums and  

Partnerships in Times of War in Ukraine". At the same time, we ask you  

to publish our event announcement (see below or pdf) via your  

distribution list, i.e. make it accessible via your homepage or  

newsletter or your mailing list.

With best thanks for your help and best regards

Guido Fackler.

---- for Ukrainian and German translations see pdf ----

Museums and Partnerships in Times of War in Ukraine

June 9, 2022, 17:30–19:30 CEST, ZOOM

The brutal and aggressive war unleashed by Russia in Ukraine on  

February 24, 2022 is driving more and more people to flee every day  

and causing massive destruction. How can Ukrainian colleagues continue  

their work against the backdrop of permanent threats to their lives,  

historic buildings and collections? What role does cultural and  

natural heritage play in this war? And what forms of cooperation and  

resource sharing can museums abroad offer to provide support in  

solidarity and counter the rise of fascism?

In this session of the Making Museums Matter event series, colleagues  

from Ukraine, Poland, Germany and Switzerland, among others, will  

report on their needs, forms of resistance, strategies of networking  

and possibilities of preservation. We want to talk about traps and  

gaps in the current wave of solidarity with Ukraine, contribute to the  

visibility of the work of Ukrainian colleagues, and promote global and  

local networking of museums and their partners in times of war.


Rosa-Lena Bösl, ICOM Germany, Network Cultural Property Protection Ukraine

Vasyl Dunets, Junior Academy of Sciences and Centre of Interactive  

Museum Science, Kyїv

Robert Firmhofer, Copernicus Science Center, Warsaw

Yulia Fisch, House of Electronic Arts, Basel and Centre Pompidou, Paris

Oksana Karpovets, Zimmerli Art Museum, New Brunswick, New Jersey

Eugeny Kotlyar, Memorial to the Victims of the Holocaust in Drobitsky  

Yar, Kharkiv

Tanja Sokolnykova, kolo, shelter and support program at Tepla Gora eco centre


Alina Gromova, ICOM COMCOL, Foundation New Synagogue Berlin – Centrum Judaicum

Anna Leshchenko, University of Tübingen

Sandra Vacca, ICOM COMCOL

The event will be held in English. If necessary, individual  

contributions to the discussion may also be made in German, Ukrainian  

or Russian. We will make every effort to provide translation.

Please register here:


Further information on the event series Making Museums Matter:


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