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A public interview with Maksym Ostapenko, Director of the Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra, will be held as part of the VOICES Exhibition of The Museum of Civilian Voices by Rinat Akhmetov Foundation



Maksym Ostapenko, PhD in History, General Director of the National Preserve "Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra", will give a public interview as part of the VOICES Exhibition of The Museum of Civilian Voices by Rinat Akhmetov Foundation. The conversation will be moderated by Anastasiia Platonova, cultural critic and curator. We invite you to join the event.

When: Wednesday, May 15, at 5:30 pm
Where: Museum of the History of the City of Kyiv, 7 B. Khmelnytskoho Street.
Admission is free with confirmed registration at The Museum of Civilian Voices:
We will talk about:
the role of cultural and, in particular, museum institutions in the process of memorialisation;
the role of all stakeholders of the memory environment in creating a culture of remembrance;
the role of art as one of the tools of memorialisation.

Maksym Ostapenko is a specialist in historical and cultural monument protection, museology, archaeology, and restoration work. He became the head of the National Preserve "Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra" in April 2023. Since the beginning of the full-scale invasion, he has been in the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

From 2007 to 2022, he headed the Khortytsia National Reserve. He is the author of more than 30 scientific works on the history of Khortytsia Island and the Lower Dnipro region, co-author of the study and restoration of unique underwater heritage sites.

Public interviews open a series of cultural events at The Museum of Civilian Voices aimed at preserving the memory of the war. Follow the announcements of the events on the social media of Rinat Akhmetov Foundation and on the Museum's website