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Cooperation with the Museum of the First Piast, Lednica

Cooperation with the Museum of the First Piast, Lednica

On September 4-7, 2019, a delegation of the National Conservation Area “St. Sophia of Kyiv” paid a visit to the Greater Poland Voivodship of Poland at the invitation of the Museum of the First Piast on Lednica Island (Dzekanowice town, Lubowo gmina (municipality). The mentioned museum is a good partner of “St. Sophia of Kyiv” (close and effective cooperation was established in 2018). Within the framework of this cooperation, during the visit, new scientific editions of “St. Sophia of Kyiv” were transferred to the museum.

The purpose of the visit of the Ukrainian delegation was to participate in the celebrations on the 50th  anniversary of the Museum of the First Piast on Lednica, to get acquainted with the activities of archeological, historical, ethnographic museums and reserves of the Republic of Poland and to negotiate the launching and deepening of international cooperation with another museum establishments of the Greater Poland Voivodship, as follows: Archeological Reserves in Giesc and Biskupin, the Museum of the origins of the Polish State in Gniezno, Archaeological Museum in Poznan and others.

During the visit, the delegation also visited the important monuments of the Greater Poland Voivodship – The Royal Gniezno Cathedral (Bazylika Archikatedralna Wniebowzięcia Najświętszej Marii Panny i św. Wojciecha) and Poznan Cathedral (The Archcathedral Basilica of St. Peter and St. Paul in Poznań) and got acquainted with Poland’s experience in the preservation and conservation of culture.

It was also important for the Ukrainian delegation to get acquainted with the memorials of the Museum related to the name of Kyiv princess Predslava (the daughter of Volodymyr the Great) on Lednitsky Island.

During the meeting with the management of the museums, the plan of events for holding joint exhibitions, scientific conferences, seminars, festivals and other joint cultural projects of museum institutions of the Greater Poland Voivodship and the National Conservation Area “St. Sophia of Kyiv” was also discussed.