The intention is to attract funds from UNESCO for the restoration of the Skovoroda Museum

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Peter Kavinsky

UNESCO plans to raise money for the restoration of the Hryhoriy Skovoroda Museum in the Kharkiv region, which was destroyed by a rocket attack.

This is reported by the press service Kharkov . Regional Military Administrationreports Ukrinform.

“The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization has announced a fundraising campaign for the restoration of the museum in Skovorodinovka. Negotiations are also underway with Britain, Germany, France, Belgium, Italy and Norway to help the building This was announced by the Minister of Culture and Information Policy of Ukraine Oleksandr Tkachenko during a trip to the Kharkiv region,” the OVA said.

UNESCO is slated to be involved in the restoration of the Grigory Skovoroda Museum / Photo: Kharkiv OVA

Before the destruction of the museum, it was planned to complete the restoration of the complex in Skovorodinovka as part of the Great Building Program, as this year will mark the 300th anniversary of the philosopher.

“Unfortunately, we now have a very different picture, but we are confident that we will return to the project for a major restoration,” Tkachenko said.

It is expected that Ukrposhta will allocate 7.5 million UAH for the restoration of the museum – the money is expected to be raised from the sale of the post block “The Garden of Divine Songs. Until the 300th anniversary of the birth of Hryhoriy Skovoroda.”

G. Skovoroda National Literary and Memorial Museum director Natalia Mitsai said that when a Russian missile hit the museum building, there was no way to save the exhibits — the building burned like a candle.

“Sometime around midnight I heard the walls and doors of my house shaking. A few minutes later my daughter ran in and screamed that the museum was on fire. When the rescuers arrived, they took out some of the exhibits,” Mitsai said. . .

According to the Minister of Culture and Information Policy Oleksandr Tkachenko, on the eve of winter, the Kharkov region will be one of the first regions to start preserving cultural objects.

Also read: Ukrainians are urged to join the fundraising for the restoration of the Skovoroda Museum in the Kharkiv region

As Ukrinform reported, on May 6 a Russian missile hit a monument of national importance – the memorial museum of Hryhoriy Skovoroda, the former home of landowner Andrei Kovalevsky. The building was completely burned down as a result of the shelling.

A total of 115 cultural institutions, 32 places of worship and more than 170 cultural heritage sites were damaged in the Kharkiv region.

Peter Kavinsky

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