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Craft's Collections Museum in Kyiv

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Visit too craft’s museums – one in the Lavra and the other of Ivan Gonchr’s collection near-by.  Both museums have nice collections of traditional costumes, pottery, wood-carvings, raps, glassware and etc. Learn about preferences of different provinces in terms of colour scheme, patterns, design.
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Vulytsya Instytut·sʹka, 4
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    Ivan Gonchar Museum, National Center of Folk Culture
    Stop: 3 hours -
    The craft’s museum in the Lavra has some exhibits from XVII and XVIII centuries and a lot of exhibits dating back to late XIX and XX centuries. Ivan Gonchar’s collection is made of items obtained mostly in 1950-1980-ies. It has many village-style icons of Jesus, the Virgin Mary, St. Barbara and other popular saints. Other objects of folk art are pictures depicting Cossack Mamaiwith his pistol, sable, flask of vodka and horse and pictures from Soviet time. The latter are either full of village humor-depicting, mothers chasing boy-friend of her daughter with a stick to beat him or present in a naïve way the ideal village life with a pond and swans swimming in it. It is interesting to observe how those pictures were copied all over Ukraine as nearby every family wanted to have it at home. The buildings housing both crafts museums are equally interesting themselves. I.Gonchar’s museum is located in over 200-year old governor’s residence. Lavra’s museum is in the Metropolitan’s house and its Annunciation church. Some exhibits are upstairs in the choir-gallery such as pictures by peasant artists Maria Primachenko and Catherine Bilokur. Primachenko liked to depict crocodiles, lions and the like her own primitive and colourful style. The floral motives in pictures by Bilokur show, for instance, Ukrainian nature recovering from war-time wounds in late 1940-ies. In the church of Annunciation the carpet occupy the place of the icon stands. Same room there is Soviet propaganda porcelain with its revolutionary slogans, like “He who does not work, does not eat either” or “All power belongs to Soviets”. Other interesting exhibits are bear-shape bottles and lion-shape vessels designed and made as wedding or birthday gifts.
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Vulytsya Instytut·sʹka, 4
Vulytsya Instytut·sʹka, 4, Kyiv, Ukraine, 02000Traveler's centrally located Hotel or Apartment in Kiev. Please inform centrally address of your stay in Kiev in your booking with Hotel name, house number and street name. In case You don't know your pick up location in Kiev we can meet you in Downtown at the Hotel Ukraina, Lobby area. Hotel Ukraina: 4 Institutskaya street, 01001, Kiev, Ukraine, ukraine-hotel.kiev.ua
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Departure Point
Vulytsya Instytut·sʹka, 4, Kyiv, Ukraine, 02000
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  • Private tour
  • Private guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Walking tour -pickup from the hotel by guide
  • Transport by private vehicle or by minivan or by minibus
  • Learn about the Ukrainian Craft's Collections from professional guide
  • Know more about traditional Ukrainian life
  • Tour includes transportation and hotel pick-up and drop-off (except walking tour)
  • Entrance fees to the territory of Lavra /about 2 USD per person
  • Entrance fees to the Museum /about 2 USD per person
  • Food and drinks
  • Extra service
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  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Another language speaking guide is on request
  • Please inform the address of your stay in Kiev
  • Please inform the time-meeting of the day of the tour
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  • Near public transportation
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  • Duration: 3h
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  • Languages Offered: Russian
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