Thanks to the support of the Permanent Delegation of Austria to UNESCO, the UNESCO Secretariat and the UNESCO World Heritage Centre, the Preserve received a planetary scanner for digitizing the printed heritage of our Fund Collection (early printed books, manuscripts, etc.).
February 24, 2022 will stick in the memory of every Ukrainian forever. Ever since our museum life has irrevocably changed. First of all, these are the changes in the mind of every museum worker concerned with the preservation of national cultural assets.
Professional equipment for 3D scanning of exhibits of the Preserve's fund collection, tools for measuring moisture and hardness indicators, as well as packaging materials for movable monuments of various storage categories were sent to the Preserve by the West England University (https://www.facebook.com/uwebristol) and the Bodleian Libraries of the University of Oxford (https://www.facebook.com/bodleianlibraries).
On July 14, the Memorandum of Understanding and Cooperation was signed between the National Preserve "Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra" and the Hope Ukraine Foundation in the person of Mr Marco Tozon, the president of the Foundation, Honorary Consul of Ukraine in Padua.
On July 11, in the framework of the visit to Ukraine, the members of the mission of the International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property (ICCROM, International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) and International Alliance for the Protection of Heritage in Conflict Areas (ALIPH) Ms Aparna Tandon, Ms Teresa Patricio, Ms Zeynep Gül UNAL and Ms Maja Kominko visited the National Preserve “Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra”.
On July 7, members of the UNESCO’s delegation: Ms Krista Pikkat, Mr Tural Mustafayev, and Mr Dov Lynch, who came to Ukraine with a programmatic mission, visited the National Preserve “Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra”. The purpose of the Mission is to monitor the current situation in Ukraine in the aspects of UNESCO's mandate.
Based on the results of the cooperation between the National Preserve “Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra” and the experts of the Smithsonian Cultural Rescue Initiative, the specialists in crate building and fine arts shipping Chris Barber and Ashley McGrew presented drawings to build protective packaging (crates) for unique monumental slate slabs with relief compositions of the 11th century from the collection of the Preserve.