"Diaspora of Bukovina"
of Chernivtsi Museum of Local Lore

The museum was opened 19 August, 1992. One of the first visitors was Ramon John Hnatyshyn, back then the Governor General of Canada, whose ancestors came from Bukovyna region. The Governor handed over to the museum documents, historical materials, some books and photographs from his private archive. The other famous Bukovinian who contributed to enlarging the local collection was artist Pavlo Tsymbaliuk, the creator of the world's largest monument to Ukrainian pysanka (Easter egg) in Vegreville (Alberta, Canada). In 2003 the exposition became a part of Chernivtsi museum of local lore under the title 'Diaspora of Bukovina'.

The modern exposition consists of 4 sections. The first one displays materials on three waves of emigration movement in Bukovyna region (late 19th — first half of the 20th century). Visitors can learn there about the reasons for the emigration, take a look at photographs of first emigrants, their private letters and personal possessions.

The second section is dedicated to biggest destination countries for Bukovinian diaspora: the USA, Canada, Brazil, Argentina, Australia, some European countries. The information presented there is focused on diaspora's history in those countries, its cultural development and public life.
Next section tells a story of modern Bukovinian diaspora. Visitors can learn there more about world famous Bukovinian natives — Arkadiy Zhukovsky, Kostiantyn Popovych, Vasyl Korotylo, and some others.

In the last section artworks of remarkable local artists (Vasyl Kurylko, Yaroslav Paladiy, Petro Mehyk, Ksenia Korotylo) are displayed. There are exclusive historical materials on life and work of Vasyl Kurylko, one of the most popular Canadian artists. His paintings are now the part of the building where Canadian parliament is based. There's also a unique collection of documents and various artworks of a sculptor Yaroslav Paladiy from the USA.

There's also a permanent photo exhibition 'Ukrainian Emigration to America'.

Working hours:
09:00-17:00, Saturday and Sunday — opens by prior arrangement.
Entrance fees:
Adults — 10 UAH.
Students — 7 UAH.
Children — 5 UAH.
Guided tours:
Adults — 40 UAH.
Students — 30 UAH.
Children — 25 UAH.
Contact info:
Chernivtsi city
Y. Hlavka St., 1-a

Tel.: +38 (0372) 52-36-71
How to get there:
By public transport
Go by train or bus to Chernivtsi city. Then take any of trolleybuses # 1, 2 or 4 till the stop 'University'. Then go along Y. Hlavka street in the direction of Y. Fedkovych park.

By car
In Chernivtsi go to the university, then turn right and turn left behind it. Go along Y. Hlavka street. The museum is the second building on the left, after a brick fence.
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