Seminar “Protection and preservation of the archaeological heritage of Ukraine”

Program                                                                              Theses


On November 23, 2022, the Archaeological Landscape Monitoring Group, together with the Ukrainian State Institute of Cultural Heritage, the Institute of Archeology of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, the Faculty of History of Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, the Union of Archaeologists of Ukraine, the Center for Palaeoethnological Research and the Center for Medieval Studies, organized the seminar “PROTECTION AND PRESERVATION ARCHAEOLOGICAL HERITAGE OF UKRAINE”.

The seminar was held in the following thematic directions:
✧ archaeological heritage in times of war and occupation;
✧ museum archaeological collections: assembly, preservation, rescue;
✧ accounting of archaeological heritage objects;
✧ conservation and museification of archaeological heritage objects: achievements and prospects.

However, it was not without the intervention of the neighboring country, which became the culprit of the aforementioned discussion: the conference was interrupted by a russian missile attack and emergency power outages.
The second section of the scientific and practical seminar was held on December 2, 2022, where the discussion and debate continued about:
✧ experience in monitoring archaeological landscapes in Kyiv and Chernihiv regions,
✧ experience in monitoring archaeological heritage sites that were in the war zone or under occupation;
✧ recording of damage suffered by objects during the period of hostilities and occupation;
✧ discussed the need for monitoring and qualitative studies of cases with such archaeological heritage objects for the accuracy of calculating the damage caused by the war unleashed by Russia; they did not miss the important issue that this requires the cooperation of archaeologists, monument protection organizations and initiatives, state structures, and what is no less important — a clear methodology for calculating damages.


And the video of the seminar