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Bohdan and Varvara Khanenko National Museum of Arts

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The Near & Far East Collection is Superb

One of my favorite 'small' Kyiv museums. The Khanenko's collection of European painting and... read more

Reviewed 28 August 2018
Kiev, Ukraine
Nice House and Art museum

Bohndan and Varvare Khanenko is a beautiful house with many old furnishings and above all the... read more

Reviewed 14 June 2018
Zurich, Switzerland
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The largest museum of world arts in Ukraine was founded in 1919 on the basis of private art collection of Bohdan and Varvara Khanenkos, the outstanding Ukrainian patrons of art. Gorgeous interiors of the museum halls provide an exquisite setting for...more
Tereshchenkivska St., 15/17, Kiev 10114, Ukraine
+380 44 235 0206
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Reviewed 28 August 2018

One of my favorite 'small' Kyiv museums. The Khanenko's collection of European painting and portraiture is surely fine, but it's the Asian rooms that are gripping. From Iran to Tibet to Japan, the collection of devotional objects, everyday objects, various ceramics and Japanese graphics is...More

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Reviewed 23 August 2018 via mobile

Indeed very nice collection of art. And a nice building. But English explanations were all this place needed.

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Reviewed 14 June 2018

Bohndan and Varvare Khanenko is a beautiful house with many old furnishings and above all the beautiful paintings.

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Reviewed 29 March 2018 via mobile

I stopped by here today and was overall impressed with the quality of the collection and the gorgeous interior design- and I have been to a LOT of art museums all over. In particular I liked the Renaissance and French rococo interiors of two rooms...More

Thank genibre69
Reviewed 18 August 2017

You will find moth European and Asian (e.g. Japanese) masterpieces there, the museum is divided in 2 parts accordingly. The collection used to belong to Khanenko family, and they have made a decision to create a museum out of their mansion in the beginning of...More

Thank Valentyn_Onyshchenko
Reviewed 9 August 2017

August in Kyiv is a blast to the sensations even if we exclude Independence Day on the 24 August every year in Ukraine. Try the very steep escalators to the underground Metro in Kyiv, Ukraine and hop on one of the constantly shuttling almost always...More

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Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

Highly recommended to visit this very fine collection in its original setting! By far the finest collection we saw in Ukraine. And as usual in fine old buildings, don't forget to admire the ceilings. First class paintings and statues of course, but also the non-art...More

Thank kattullus
Reviewed 10 July 2017

We decided to visit this Art gallery whilst in Kyiv - but what I had not expected in particular was the room dedicated to Japan. It was wonderful, in particular the display of netsukes. Made of ivory - so tiny, but beautifully carved. There is...More

Thank kaw118
Reviewed 30 May 2017

An enjoyable experience,however, not a very extensive collection. Good collection of Japanese and far eastern art. You will need to pay for use of a camera ( mobile phone pictures are free) . As in all museums your tickets are scrupulously checked.

Thank Lovetotraveldubai
Reviewed 28 May 2017

This exhibition offers from paintings to tapestries to icons to porcelain. Very interesting is that you can take pictures with your phone free of charge but if you use a camera you have to pay. Some of the rooms look stunned g even if they...More

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