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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Want to support your colleagues with financial donations?
Members of the International Council of Museums (ICOM) can give money to Ukraine through the member site on this page.
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.
Support the activities of the Polish Red Cross through this link. Funds are currently being directed to Ukraine.
Directly support independent artists, curators, and cultural workers in Ukraine through the Ukrainian Emergency Art Fund.
Unicef has set up a fund to support children in Ukraine. Donate directly through this page.
Have extra supplies you can share?
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.
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 New York shares ways to help Ukrainian colleagues and a list of additional resources.
The Ukrainian National Museum has a list of QR codes for other support organizations.
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
US National Holocaust Museum – How the War in Ukraine is Shaped by Its Past