The escalation of Russian aggression in Ukraine since February 2022 has brought damage and destruction in all spheres of life, including cultural heritage. Historic buildings, museum collections, libraries, and intangible heritage are all at threat.
The international community has attempted to help protect and digitise cultural treasures of Ukraine and save them for posterity. In the same vein, these monthly podcasts from the Europa Nostra Heritage Hub in Kraków aim to popularise Ukrainian heritage.
For this inaugural episode, we introduce you to the current situation of heritage in Ukraine: the damage done, the needs of local organisations and recovery programmes. We also draw your attention to a handful of wonderful projects in the area of heritage which are ongoing in Ukraine.
Our guest is Dr Natalia Moussienko – Vice-President of Europa Nostra and a coordinator of the International Heritage Solidarity Fellowship for Ukrainian defenders of cultural heritage. She is a Leading Research Fellow at the Modern Art Research Institute of the National Academy of Arts of Ukraine in Kyiv, and also an expert in cultural heritage of the Ukrainian Cultural Foundation.
Hosted by Dr Katarzyna Jagodzińska and John Beauchamp.