Museums and Partnerships in Times of War in Ukraine

Julia Tiemann-Kollipost Discussion

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Museums and Partnerships in Times of War in Ukraine


June 9, 2022, 17:30–19:30 CEST, ZOOM


The brutal and aggressive war unleashed by Russia in Ukraine on  February 24, 2022 is driving more and more people to flee every day  and causing massive destruction. How can Ukrainian colleagues continue  their work against the backdrop of permanent threats to their lives,  historic buildings and collections? What role does cultural and  natural heritage play in this war? And what forms of cooperation and  resource sharing can museums abroad offer to provide support in  solidarity and counter the rise of fascism?

In this session of the Making Museums Matter event series, colleagues  from Ukraine, Poland, Germany and Switzerland, among others, will  report on their needs, forms of resistance, strategies of networking  and possibilities of preservation. We want to talk about traps and  gaps in the current wave of solidarity with Ukraine, contribute to the  visibility of the work of Ukrainian colleagues, and promote global and  local networking of museums and their partners in times of war.



Rosa-Lena Bösl, ICOM Germany, Network Cultural Property Protection Ukraine

Vasyl Dunets, Junior Academy of Sciences and Centre of Interactive  Museum Science, Kyїv

Robert Firmhofer, Copernicus Science Center, Warsaw

Yulia Fisch, House of Electronic Arts, Basel and Centre Pompidou, Paris

Oksana Karpovets, Zimmerli Art Museum, New Brunswick, New Jersey

Eugeny Kotlyar, Memorial to the Victims of the Holocaust in Drobitsky  Yar, Kharkiv

Tanja Sokolnykova, kolo, shelter and support program at Tepla Gora eco centre



Alina Gromova, ICOM COMCOL, Foundation New Synagogue Berlin – Centrum Judaicum

Anna Leshchenko, University of Tübingen

Sandra Vacca, ICOM COMCOL


The event will be held in English. If necessary, individual  contributions to the discussion may also be made in German, Ukrainian  or Russian. We will make every effort to provide translation.


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Prof. Dr. Guido Fackler

Universität Würzburg

Institut für deutsche Philologie

Professur für Museologie

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