Museums with collections of Ukrainian folk costume, plus other great examples of
folk crafts, such as ceramics, woodcarvings, weaving, etc.
Photo: Costume in the Kaniv Museum-Preserve, Kaniv, Ukraine.
Copyright Linda Hodges.
Go to the Traditional Ukrainian Dress page.
Museums in North America
- Calgary: Ukrainian Museum of Canada - Calgary Collection,
404 Meredith Road East, Calgary, Alberta T2E 5A6. Telephone: 403/289-3056
- Chicago: Ukrainian National Museum, 721 N. Oakley Blvd., Chicago,
IL 60612. Telephone: 312/421-8020
- Cleveland: Ukrainian Museum-Archives (UMA), 1202 Kenilworth Avenue, Cleveland OH 44113.
Telephone: 216-781-4329. Holdings include folk costume, weavings, embroidery, pysanky,
woodcarvings, ceramics, fine arts, as well as books and periodicals, postage stamps and currency, posters,
manuscripts, sheet music, and letters. Curator is Danylo Dmytrykiw.
- Detroit: Ukrainian American
Archives and Museum, 11756 Charest Street, Detroit,
MI 48212. Telephone: 313-366-9764. Holdings include immigration archives, costumes
and headdresses, embroideries, ceramics and woodcarvings. There's also a library.
Executive Director is Chrystyna Nykorak.
- Edmonton, Alberta: Ukrainian Museum of Canada - Alberta Branch,
10611-110 Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta. Telephone: 403/425-3990
- New York: The Ukrainian Museum,
203 Second Avenue, New York, NY
10003. Telephone: 212/228-0110; FAX:212/228-1947 (The museum has published
a number of exhibition catalogues ranging from 30 to 100 pages.)
- Saskatoon: Ukrainian Museum of Canada (Headquarters),
910 Spadina Crescent East, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada S7K 3H5.
- Stamford, Connecticut: Ukrainian Museum and Library,
161 Glenbrook Road, Stamford, CT 06902. Telephone: (203) 327-7899; 324-7698. On display are embroidery, costumes,
old books, icons, fine art and miscellaneous folk art.
- Toronto: Ukrainian Museum of Canada,
620 Spadina Avenue, Toronto, Ontario. Telephone: 416/923-3318
- Vancouver: Ukrainian Museum of Canada - B.C. Branch, 154 East
Tenth Avenue, Vancouver, B.C. V5T 1Z4. Telephone: 604/327-7620.
- Winnipeg: Ukrainian Cultural and Educational Centre (Oseredok)
184 Alexander Avenue East, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3B 0l6.
Telephone 204/942-0218 ("Fabric of a Nation" is the current display
of folk costumes from the private collection of Yaroslava Tatarniuk of
- Winnipeg: Ukrainian Museum of Canada, 1175 Main Street,
Winnipeg, Manitoba R2W 3S4.
Museums in Ukraine In Ukraine, almost every oblast has a regional museum that
includes among its exhibits traditional dress from that region. These museums
are especially noteworthy:
- Kamyanets-Podilskyy: Historical Museum and Preserve.
- Kaniv: Kaniv Museum-Preserve at the burial site of Taras
- Kolomyya: Museum of Hutsul Folk Art, 25 Teatralna Street.
- Kyiv: Museum of Decorative Folk Art, Perchersky Lavra, 25
Sichnevoho Povstannya Street.
- Kyiv: Ivan Honchar Museum, 29 Sichnevoho Povstannya Street.
- Lviv: Museum of Regional Ethnology and Handicrafts, 15 Svobody
- Lviv: The National Museum, 42 Drahomanov Street.
- Pereyaslav-Khmelnytskyy: State Historical-Cultural Preserve.
Pereyaslav-Khmelnytskyy is about 80 miles south of Kyiv in the Kyivska oblast.
Just outside of town, the preserve consists of a collection of museums
displaying every type of folk arts and folk customs. Not to be missed!
- Poltava: The Regional Studies Museum, known as the Zemstvo,
is one of the largest museums in Ukraine. It contains costumes, carpets, ceramics,
wood carvings, and pysanky housed in a beautiful colorful building designed
in 1903 by Vasyl Krychevsky, "the father of Ukrainian architecture."
- Uzhhorod: The Museum of Local Lore contains an impressive collection of costumes from the Transcarpathia region as well as an impressive collection of folk musical instruments. Besides folk arts, there's a fine archeological collection of area Bronze Age objects. The museum is located close to the center of town on the site of a crumbling 16th century fortress.
If you know of other museums to add to this list, contact Linda Hodges L.Hodges@prodigy.net.
Copyright 1996 by Linda Hodges
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