We invite you to a meeting with a professor of anthropology Ian Kuijt (USA), on the topic “Cultural heritage in crisis: Comparative reflections from outside and inside of Ukraine”.
which will take place at 11:00 a.m., KNU the Main Building, Volodymyrska 60, aud. 349.
The Russian full-scale invasion of Ukraine has resulted in looting, and extensive damage and destruction of cultural heritage. Cultural heritage management during times of war presents three major challenges: protecting the known, identifying the revealed, and securing the displayed. Drawing upon collaborative research in Ukraine, the Near East, and Western Europe, in this presentation I explore international perspectives on the destruction of Ukrainian cultural heritage, discuss the need to proactively start assessing the damage that has taken place, and reflect upon possible strategies for helping international audiences to understand the scale of magnitude of destruction.