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The band “Kalush Orchestra” donated more than UAH 300,000 for the restoration of the Hryhoriy Skovoroda Museum

The ambassadors of the project “Save Ukrainian culture” and the winners of this year’s Eurovision Song Contest “Kalush Orchestra” donated UAH 330,000 for the restoration of the Hryhoriy Skovoroda Museum in the village of Skovorodynivka not far from Kharkiv. 

Thus, during their tour in America and Canada, the musicians sold their own double bass, and the proceeds were transferred to the “Save Ukrainian Culture” project.

“During our concerts abroad, we try to raise funds for Ukraine. At one of our concerts in Washington, we had the idea to hold an additional charity auction. We managed to sell a brand new double bass, which our Sashko Kondratiuk usually plays, and get a considerable sum of money. We decided to transfer it to the fund of the Ministry of Culture and Information Policy. Moreover, this is not the first charity auction. We plan to continue holding such auctions in order to raise as much money as possible to help Ukrainians,” said Oleh Psiuk, leader of the Kalush Orchestra.

It should be reminded that at the end of August, the Ministry of Culture and Information Policy of Ukraine, together with the mobile operator Vodafone Ukraine, presented the project “Save Ukrainian Culture”, aimed at attracting charitable funds for the reconstruction of cultural heritage objects in Ukraine.

One of such objects, which was destroyed by russian army and now needs restoration, is the National Literary and Memorial Museum named after Hryhoriy Skovoroda in the village of Skovorodynivka not far from Kharkiv.

On May 7, 2022, this Museum was destroyed as a result of purposeful targeted missile attack. That day, a russian shell got under the roof of the building - a fire broke out and engulfed the entire building.

In the exposition of the museum, there were editions of Skovoroda's works, literature about him, books of ancient, medieval and modern philosophers and poets who were studied by Skovoroda, ethnographic objects, paintings and graphic works related to Skovoroda. The exhibition also included some of Skovoroda’s some personal belongings.

The adjacent ancient park, which layout has practically not changed since the time of Skovoroda, is also of historical importance. A well, the place of the philosopher's first burial, his grave, a monument, and an orderly sculptural "philosopher's alley" were preserved in the park before the shelling.

Fortunately, the most valuable exhibits of the collection were saved, they were moved in advance to a safe place, but the memorial house suffered irreparable losses.

You can become a patron of the institution or donate any amount you can afford to restore the Museum on the platform here.

Let’s restore Ukrainian culture together!

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