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Ok, so I thought “icons” were small ornate pictures on ornate gilded frames. Turns out they are also large religious paintings, so it wasn’t at all what I expected. But upon close inspection, and reading the laminated cards, they were fascinating. I actually made up...More
I am a huge fan of icons and sacral art, so this museum was a paradise for me. For people who are not so into this kind of art, might be quite boring. The form of exhibition is very traditional, without any modernization or interactivity...More
I was there a month ago (19 Nov) with admittedly very limited time but really just wanted to look at the Shevchenkos. Closing listed as 6pm, last entry 5.30, but I arrived at 5pm and was repeatedly refused entry and ushered out by the security...More
I visited this place with the intention just to kill the time, but...
I was very much impressed with the collection of orthodox icons (more than 50 peices) of XIV centure. The iconstand on the second floor is huge! Could not beleive that I passed...More
Not really sure what the pricing structure was - different prices for different floors. However went whole hog and paid 50 UAH for all exhibits.
Apparently one of Slavic world's best collections of religious icons all the way back to 12th century. Particularly impressed by...More
I came an hour before closing. Most of the museum's content are orthodox icons and similar religious paintings. I wasn't very excited about the collection, it's just ok. Women who work there start locking rooms even before end of the working time, so I had...More