Cultural Heritage Initiatives

The British Ukrainian Society supports and promotes Ukrainian cultural heritage by facilitating access to professional opportunities and collaborative projects for museum professionals.

Such projects aim to promote international standards in the field of heritage conservation by stimulating dialogue and relationships between Ukrainian heritage professionals and colleagues from international centres of excellence, such as The British Association of Paintings Conservator-Restorers (BAPCR) – the oldest dedicated professional organisation for conservator‐restorers of paintings in the United Kingdom.

The British Ukrainian Society supports collaborative projects between British and Ukrainian art restorers, art historians, heritage scientists and other museum professionals.

In September 2016, BAPCR were pleased to host two Ukrainian painting restoration specialists as part of the British Council in Ukraine ‘UA-UK Collaboration Development Award’ with support from the British Ukrainian Society to promote Ukrainian cultural heritage and the exchange of skill and knowledge.

The visits included some of the most renowned conservation departments in the UK: The Courtauld Institute of Art, The National Gallery (London), Victoria and Albert Museum, National Portrait Gallery and Tate.

The UA-UK Collaboration Development project aims to promote the cultural wealth of the participating countries and will lead to collaborative projects and further reciprocal visits in May 2017.