Saturday, March 30, 2013

Pysanka Museum in Kolomyia, Ukraine

Pysanka Museum in Kolomyia
It is Easter time... all the preparations, a bit of a hurry, family and friends meetings,
religious celebrations... 

In the meantime, I called to my mind the Pysanka Museum! It is placed in a funny building in a shape of an Easter egg. The museum is the pride of Kolomyia - town in western Ukraine, a center of Hutsul culture. The building was built in 2000 and the museum was opened during the 10th International Hutsul festival. Here you will find some photos of its construction.

Easter eggs collection contains reportedly more than 10,000 exhibits. It includes pysanky from the majority of the Ukrainian regions. Many of them are modern ones but you may also find some that date from the 19th and 20th centuries. Exhibition also includes painted eggs from other Slavic countries and other parts of the world.

I recommend visiting the museum to all who wish to know the local traditions and art. It's a pleasant way to get to know the part of Ukrainian culture. The museum is simple and slightly old-fashioned but the exceptional exhibits make it interesting.

Pictures of some exhibits you can see here. Unfortunatelly the website is only in Ukrainian.

Museum is open whole week except Mondays 10 AM - 6 PM.


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