With the aim to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Ukraine’s Independence a uniques exhibition “Forever Free Ukraine!” is being deployed in Kyiv
With the aim to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Ukraine’s Independence, the Bogdan Gubsky Foundation Ukraine – XXI Century together with the National Museum of History of Ukraine during WWII organized a large-scale international exhibition: “Forever Free Ukraine!” This exhibition is a collaborative effort that features 21 libraries and archives from Ukraine as well as the United States.
For the first time in Ukraine – U.S. bilateral relations 5 leading scientific, museum and cultural-educational Ukrainian institutions in the U.S. take part and help curate: the Ukrainian Museum and Library of Stamford, the Ukrainian National Museum in Chicago, the Ukrainian Free Academy of Sciences (UVAN), the Ukrainian Museum in New York, and the Ukrainian Museum of New Jersey in Memory of Patriarch Mstislav I. In total, over 170 unique artifacts from the U.S. are being temporarily exhibited in Ukraine, most of which have never been made public and will be presented in Ukraine for the first time. The Ukrainian side features unique exhibits from 16 local museums, libraries and archives.
The exhibition is being deplyed at the National Museum of the History of Ukraine during WW II spanning over 7, 500 sq. ft. It will be on display from August 20, 2021 through May 31, 2022.
Ultimately, the exhibition aims to illustrate the strong historical connection between two periods of Ukrainian history: The Liberation Struggle for independence of 1917-1921 and the current liberation war for Ukraine’s statehood in East Ukraine against Russian aggression. This is of particular significance as Ukraine is once again, struggling for its own sovereignty against oppression on the eve of Independence Day celebrations. Moreover, the exhibition has been organized to honor the over 13,000 lives lost and the suffering which continues today at the hands of the Russia-backed aggression.
The Opening Ceremony is scheduled for August 20, 2021 at the National Museum of History of Ukraine during WWII. The curator of the exhibition is Dr.Yuriy Savchuk, a Fulbright scholar (2019-2020).
The event will be given a widespread publicity in the Ukrainian media.