A Fundraiser for the Foundation to Preserve Ukraine’s Sacral Arts
Ukrainian National Museum of Chicago
2249 W. Superior Street
Chicago, Illinois 60612
Saturday, November 19, 2022 @ 5:00pm
The mission of the Foundation to Preserve Ukraine’s Sacral Arts is to train local craftsmen to preserve Ukrainian churches and sacral arts, and to serve as a catalyst for transferring expertise on heritage protection to forgotten and less fortunate communities. Since March 1, the Foundation has supported the Center to Rescue Ukraine’s Cultural Heritage and is its American partner. The Center is an ad hoc, volunteer initiative of museum professionals, preservationists and Lviv Oblast Council officials that has appealed to international organizations, museums and cultural institutions for much-needed equipment and materials to preserve, store and protect museum and sacral artifacts throughout Ukraine. To date, the Center has received and distributed three rail cars and four truckloads of fireproofing packing materials and fire extinguishers coordinated by the Committee for Ukrainian Museums in Warsaw, Poland; these included donations from Blue Shield Denmark & Museumstjenesten, the University Museum of Bergen, Norway, and several museums in Latvia. Seventy-six museums in Ukraine are recipients of this aid, or financial assistance to purchase materials, including in Zaporizhzha, Kharkiv, Dnipro, Baturyn, Kyiv, Poltava, Vynnytsia, Kolomiya and Lviv.