Oleksandr Tkachenko in Zaporizhzhia: We must find opportunities to support cultural workers despite all difficulties
On August 10, Oleksandr Tkachenko, Minister of Culture and Information Policy of Ukraine, visited Zaporizhzhia near the front and talked with representatives of the cultural sector. Right next to this city is a war zone. Therefore, the city requires special attention regarding the work of cultural institutions, preservation of values, evacuation of cultural heritage and educational institutions of this sphere.
«russia is now fighting against our culture and our identity. Therefore, funding for culture should not be stopped or reduced. We must find opportunities to support cultural workers despite all the difficulties. Currently, we are working on the preservation of our national cultural heritage, museum exhibits, as well as on continuing education in art lyceums. In addition, we do everything possible to ensure that artists continue to work, not only in Ukrainian cities. They should also go abroad and on tours,» said Oleksandr Tkachenko.
Since cultural educational institutions have their own specifics – training does not provide for an online form, the task of the Ministry of Culture and Information Policy – from September 1, is to organize the work of cultural educational institutions in such a way as to ensure the safety of process participants during classes.
«We are considering options for moving those students who want to safer cities. If not for the whole, then at least for the period of the session. There are safe opportunities to continue studying offline in Zaporizhzhia,» added the Minister.
During his visit to Zaporizhzhia region, Oleksandr Tkachenko traditionally visited Khortytsia and noted: «This is the place of strength of all Ukraine.” Before the war, we started the cool processes of updating and modernizing the museum. We will definitely continue them as soon as we drive the enemy out of our land. I want to thank the museum staff for their active position and actions in the preservation of Ukrainian cultural heritage».
For reminding: in Zaporizhzhia, Oleksandr Tkachenko met with representatives of: SE «Zaporizhzhia State Circus», CI «Mayboroda Zaporizhzhia professional music college» ZRC, CI «Zaporizhzhia Academic Regional Ukrainian Music and Drama Theater named after V. G. Magara» ZRC, CI «Zaporizhzhia Regional Academic Theater of the Young Spectator» ZRC, CI «Zaporizhzhia Regional Universal Scientific Library» ZRC, CI «Zaporizhzhia Regional Museum of Local Lore» ZRC, Humanitarian Center “«Cossack Palace», CI «Zaporizhzhia Regional Philharmonic».
Also, during the Minister’s visit to Zaporizhzhia, he met with the Head of the Zaporizhzhia Regional Military Administration Oleksandr Starukh.
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