Exhibition “Ukraine in Miniature”

Information for visitors:

  • The exhibition will be available from 8 to 17 July in the Chamber Hall.
  • The exhibition is open every day 12.00 – 17.30, on days of concerts it is open to concert visitors until 21.00.
  • Entrance is free.

USAID/ENGAGE Launches “Ukraine in Miniature” Exhibition Tour Across Europe

On June 23, USAID/ENGAGE will begin its European tour of the travelling exhibition “Ukraine in Miniature.” This interactive exhibition highlights the significance of Ukraine’s immovable cultural heritage, currently under threat due to Russia’s full-scale invasion. Featuring 41 miniature 3D models, videos, and a VR tour, the exhibition showcases Ukraine’s cultural landmarks, including buildings destroyed due to Russia`s aggression. The aim of the exhibition is to underscore Ukraine’s cultural importance within the European context and to illustrate the extensive destruction caused by Russia’s brutal full-scale invasion.

Russia’s attacks not only devastate homes and hospitals but also threaten Ukrainian identity by destroying, banning, and appropriating cultural heritage. According to the Ministry of Culture and Information Policy, Russian forces have destroyed or damaged 1,062 cultural heritage sites across Ukraine. These include countless monuments, archives, libraries, and other cultural treasures, all at risk of being erased from Ukraine’s historical narrative.

Since the beginning of Russia’s aggression against Ukraine in February 2022, we have recognized their intent to destroy Ukrainian identity. By protecting Ukrainian culture, we are also safeguarding European culture. Ukraine is a vital part of Europe’s diverse cultural tapestry and is on the path to European integration. Today, Ukrainian citizens are working tirelessly to preserve their culture, documenting the crimes and destruction caused by Russia’s aggression. I am confident that the Ukrainian identity will endure and remain a part of Europe,” notes Roland Kovats, Chief of Party at USAID/ENGAGE.

The exhibition includes 12 videos, 29 musical compositions by contemporary Ukrainian composers, and a VR tour offering a unique immersive experience. Visitors will gain insight into Ukraine’s history and culture, the extent of destruction from Russia’s aggression, and ways to support the rebuilding of Ukraine and the protection of its cultural heritage.

The exhibition will be displayed in five EU countries during major music festivals to raise awareness of Ukraine’s endangered cultural heritage. The premiere will take place on June 23, 2024, at the Provinssi Festival in Seinäjoki, Finland. Admission to the exhibition is free.

“Ukraine in Miniature” tour dates:

  • June 23 – July 6: Finland, Centre Seinäjoki (Valtionkatu 1, Seinäjoki) – free admission for everyone.
  • July 8 – July 17: Latvia, Dzintari Concert Hall (Turaidas iela 1, Jūrmala) – free admission for everyone.
  • July 19 – July 20: Latvia, Positivus Festival (Lucavsala, Riga) – free admission for festival participants.
  • August 7 – August 12: Hungary, Sziget Festival (Május 9. park, Budapest) – free entrance for festival participants.
  • September 7 – September 8: Germany, Superbloom Festival (Olympiapark, Munich) – free entrance for festival participants.

Organizers: USAID/ENGAGE activity, funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and implemented by Pact in Ukraine.

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