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Resources to help Ukrainian Museum Colleagues

We compiled this list of resources for museum workers or organizations wishing to help colleagues in Ukraine.

Stay up-to-date on what’s happening

Heritage Emergency Response Initiative – Facebook group  

This group updates this page daily with information on what’s happening on the ground related to heritage and culture in Ukraine. Most posts are written in English.

Ministry of Culture and Information Policy of Ukraine

This is a government website with a news feed all about cultural activities and includes information on what’s happening related to culture. The information is written in Ukrainian but can be translated into English.

National Kyiv-Pechersk Historical and Cultural Preserve

This is a national historic site in Kyiv. They post news related to culture and heritage in Ukraine, focusing mainly on what is currently happening to their site. Written in English.

Ukrainian National Commission for UNESCO – Facebook group

This Facebook group for the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) posts daily about the state of heritage and culture in Ukraine. Most posts are written in English.

A Dialogue with Ukrainian Museum Leaders

Watch leaders from Ukrainian museum leaders on their efforts to protect Ukraine’s museums and preserve their cultural heritage in the midst of the current conflict. Ukrainian museum directors Olesia Ostrovska-Liuta from the Mystetskyi Arsenal and Ihor Poshyvailo from the National Museum of Revolution of Dignity, share their experiences of preserving Ukraine’s heritage during a full-scale military invasion.

Want to support your colleagues with financial donations?

ICOM Call for Donations 

Members of the International Council of Museums (ICOM) can give money to Ukraine through the member site on this page.

ICOM Poland – Help Us Help Ukraine

The International Council of Museums (ICOM) in Poland has a current fundraiser to raise money for Ukraine during this difficult time. You can give directly from this page.

Polish Red Cross – Support the activities of the Polish Red Cross

Support the activities of the Polish Red Cross through this link. Funds are currently being directed to Ukraine.

Ukrainian Emergency Art Fund

Directly support independent artists, curators, and cultural workers in Ukraine through the Ukrainian Emergency Art Fund.

Unicef USA 

Unicef has set up a fund to support children in Ukraine. Donate directly through this page.

Have extra supplies you can share?

ICON – Institute of Conservation 

The Institute for Conservation (UK) is requesting all types of materials to help protect cultural heritage in Ukraine. This page includes a list of the types of materials needed.

NEMO – Museums support Ukraine 

This page, from the Network of European Museum Organizations (NEMO), has developed several ways to support Ukrainian colleagues in the group, through storage and housing, job offers, donations, education, exhibition, etc.

The Ukrainian Museum in NY

The Ukrainian Museum in New York shares ways to help Ukrainian colleagues and a list of additional resources.

Ukrainian National Museum 

The Ukrainian National Museum has a list of QR codes for other support organizations.

University of Alberta – U-ART Ukrainian Archives Rescue Team

The Archives Rescue Team a the University of Alberta offers free digital storage space for archives in Ukraine that need to backup their data.

Here are some additional lists for other cultural organizations helping Ukrainian colleagues

One to One – connects museums around the world with museums in Ukraine to offer support and assistance

ARCS Global Connections Committee – Ukraine Resources March 2022

Mystetskyi Arsenal National Art and Culture Museum Complex– list of actions international museums can take to show solidarity and support

National Memorial Complex to the Heavenly Hundred Heroes and Revolution of Dignity Museum– Letter of Appeal to the Global Cultural Community

Saving Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Online (SUCHO)

US National Holocaust Museum – How the War in Ukraine is Shaped by Its Past

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