Thursday, February 9, 2017

The Museum of Russian art in Ukraine renamed “Kiev art gallery” – Interfax

the Initiator of the renaming was the Commission of the Kyiv city Council on culture

the Museum of Russian art in Ukraine renamed to "Kiev art gallery"

the building of the Kiev Museum of Russian art

Photo: TASS, Vladimir Sindeev

Moscow. 8 Feb. INTERFAX.RU – the Permanent Commission of the Kyiv city Council on culture, tourism and information policy at the meeting on Wednesday agreed on the renaming of the Kiev national Museum of Russian art in the national Museum “Kyiv art gallery”. About it reports a press-service of the city Council.

“We offer Museum of Russian art return to the historical name. Under the law, the question of changing the name of the institution within the competence of the founder of the Museum. The founder is the city Council, according to the decision on the renaming can be made without taking into account the views of the workforce. But our Commission appealed to the labor collective of the meeting on this issue. It passed, but, unfortunately, constructive dialogue failed, the Museum has not announced specific proposals,” – said the Chairman of the Commission on culture Victoria Fly.

the Corresponding decision will also consider at the plenary session of the city Council.

Earlier, former city Council member Elena Eskina reported on the decision of the Commission on culture of city administration to rename the Museum of Russian art in the national Museum “Kiev gallery”.

the Kiev art gallery was opened on 12 November 1922 In the collection of the Museum is based on the nationalized art treasures collected in 1919 in a special Museum Fund, much of which was built the monuments related to the Russian artistic culture. In the structure of the Museum was the collection of family Tereshchenko, works from the collections of O. Hansen, Bogdan and Varvara Khanenko, N. Murashko. Some time in the early 1930-ies the Museum was considered a National art gallery, where he exhibited not only Russian art, but also contemporary Ukrainian art. In 1936 called “the Kiev state Museum of Russian art”.


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