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Museum of Western and Oriental Art

Pushkins'ka St, 9, Odessa, Odes'ka oblast, Ukraine, 65026
Phone: +38 (0482) 22-48-15

Odessa Museum of Western and Oriental Art was founded in 1926 on the basis of collection of the Museum of Fine Arts of the city and private collections. It is one of three Ukraine museums, which collections include works of European art and the art of the East. There are more than 10 thousand exhibits, including exhibits of world value. Department of European painting was considered one of the best in the former USSR, and Department of Italian art, perhaps, is the most interesting in the country. This museum building is perfectly situated in the historical center, at the intersection of tourist flows, it is the palace built by the project L. Otto, an architectural monument of the middle of XIX century. Three first floor rooms are occupied by exhibition. Weekly lectures on the world of fine art, and cinema lectures take place there.

Roerich House

Velyka Arnauts'ka St, 47, Odessa, Odes'ka oblast, Ukraine, 65012
Phone: +38 (048) 715-58-58, (048) 728-77-56

The main objective of Odessa museums like Roerich House is a comprehensive study of the scientific and circulated throughout the creative legacy of the Roerich family - the world-renowned artist, writer, social activist Nicholas Roerich (1874-1947), the most profound philosopher-orientalist Helena Roerich (1879-1955), wife of Nicholas Roerich, and their sons - orientalist George Roerich (1902-1963) and the artist and scientist Sviatoslav Roerich (1904-1993). However, the legacy of the Roerich family can not be understood without touching the origins of world religions and philosophies. This is taken into account when organizing the Ukraine Museum's collection, which is one of the cultural centers of Odessa and Ukraine as a whole, and actively collaborates with museums, scientific and educational institutions in Ukraine and abroad.

Dnipropetrovsk museum Art Gallery
Shevchenka St, 21, Dnipropetrovsk, Dnipropetrovs'ka oblas, Ukraine, 49044
Phone: +38 (0562) 47-32-65

Dnipropetrovsk Museum of Art is one of the oldest Ukraine museums. Katerynoslav Art Gallery was found in the spring of 1914. this event was devoted to the memorable date - the 100th anniversary of Taras Shevchenko. In 1914 the museum opened an exhibition, where there were 64 paintings. Now it contains nearly 9,000 exhibits. Each one of 12 rooms is the history of art from icons to contemporary painting. This collection - one of the best in Ukraine and Europe.

Museum of History by Yavornytsky

Dnipropetrovsk museum Historical Yavornytsky
Karla Marksa Ave, 16, Dnipropetrovsk, Dnipropetrovs'ka oblas, Ukraine, 49027
Phone: +38 (0562) 47-17-05, 46-34-22

Dnepropetrovsk Museum of History by Yavornytsky is one of the oldest Ukraine museums. It was found in 1849 by the public and with direct participation of Katerinoslavsky Governor AJ Fabre and director of province schools J. D. Grahov. From 1902 to 1933 the Museum was headed by an outstanding Ukrainian historian and academician Yavornytsky (1855-1940), whose name was given the museum in 1940. During 155 years, Dnipropetrovsk historical museum formed the 250 thousandth collection of items- various historical and cultural monuments of Ukraine, the local region, different cultures of the world (Egypt, Greece, China, Japan). Among the many attractions you may see unique items, such as: Kernosivskyy idol and Nataliyivska stele III millennium BC, Polovtsian stone images of X-XIII centuries., Scythian and Sarmatian antiquity, relics of Zaporizhzhya Cossacks (weapons, jewelry, clothing, paintings, documents), old prints (140 units), rich numismatic, archival and photographic collections and more.

Aivazovsky Gallery

Crimea museum Aivazovsky Gallery
Halereina St, 2, Feodosia, Crimea, Ukraine, 98113
Phone: +38 (06562) 3-09-29

Crimea museum Aivazovsky Gallery is a collection of nearly 12,000 works on maritime topic, including those owned by the world's largest collection of works by Ivan Aivazovsky (417 works). The best known among the exhibited works are "Brig "Mercury" Attacked by Two Turkish Ships", "Sevastopol raid", "Ship "Maria" in the North Sea", "St. George's Monastery", "The Sea. Koktebel", and the largest a painting by Aivazovsky "Among the Waves", which has size of 282X425 cm. Exhibition of the Ukraine Museum presents the works of Ivan Aivazovsky, his family history, history of the gallery, family valuables of Aivazovsky. In the next building - house of the artist's sister – you mau see collected paintings by Aivazovsky on mythological and biblical themes, works of foreign marine painters XVIII-XIX centuries; contemporaries of the great artist - Voloshin, L. Lagorio, K.Bogaevsky; students of Aivazovsky - Latry M., A. Faessler, A. Kuindzhi; the works of Soviet artists. Monument of Aivazovsky with the inscription "Feodosia to Aivazovsky" was established near the gallery in 1930.

House of MA Voloshin

Mors'ka St, 43, Koktebel, Crimea, Ukraine, 98186
Phone: +38 (06562)24-437, (06562)24-506

In Koktebel, on the shores of a picturesque bay, between the old volcano Karadag and the Cimmerian hills is an extraordinary house that holds a lot of legends and realities of the twentieth century. Crimea Museum House of MA Voloshin, "uncovered for all roads", was created by Maximilian Voloshin for communication and creativity, "one of the cultural centers not only of Russia but also a Europe". It was a centre for freedom of thought and creativity. The house attracted many generations of intellectuals to Koktebel. There is always welcomed innovation and originality. Since the beginning of last century, the House heard the latest literary and musical works, not abated debate about contemporary art and culture in general, there were ideas that define scientific and historical twists and turns. The Ukraine museum continues the glorious tradition of Voloshin in Koktebel. Events are widely known in many countries. There are scientific conference "Voloshin read", the annual event of the International Symposium of the creative "Voloshinskii September", Literary contest Voloshinskii Literary Festival, Plein Air Art "Koktebel", awarding the International Voloshin Prize.

Kerch State Historicaland Cultural Reserve

Sverdlova St, 7, Kerch, Crimea, Ukraine, 98300
Phone: +38 (06561) 2-04-75

The official date of opening of Crimea museum the Kerch Museum of Antiquities, stated in the documents was 2(15) June of 1826. Currently, reserve funds comprise more than 160 thousand units. Most significant part of them are archaeological assets (more than 90 thousand units). There is Lapidary Collection, one of the largest in Europe. Well-known collection of Bosporan terracottas and lamps. Ukraine museum contains 10 scientific departments related to the history of ancient and medieval, new and modern times. Tourists can visit seven tour sites, onuments of archeology, history and culture. The most visited museum object of the reserve in recent decades is the Museum of defense of Adzhymushkayskyh quarries, opened in 1967 to honor soldiers and commanders of the Crimean Front, which fought in the quarries since May to October of 1942. This museum is located in underground stone-pit, where, according to the recollections of participants and the results of military research expeditions, was partly reproduced the situation of 1942.

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