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New Museum to Help Fight Russia: Ukraine Launches War Museum To Raise Funds

New Museum to Help Fight Russia: Ukraine Launches War Museum To Raise Funds

2022-10-29

The ongoing conflict in Ukraine has left the country economically devastated and millions of its citizens displaced. As a result, many Ukrainians have turned to crowdfunding to help fund their recovery and rebuild their lives. Now, one Ukrainian museum is hoping to raise money by appealing to people’s desire to help their country. The Kyiv art center The New Museum has launched a crowdfunding campaign to help it build a war museum that will be a “laboratory for resistance” and help fight Russia. The museum will exhibit the results of its research into atrocities committed by the Russian Army during their occupation of Ukraine from 2014 to 2018. The New Museum will use the funds raised from its campaign to bring together a team of architects, historians, and curators to design the museum and plan its content.

Why build a war museum?

Russia’s ongoing aggression against Ukraine has led to an ongoing conflict that has claimed lives and displaced millions of people. In order to raise awareness about the suffering caused by this conflict and provide some form of healing, many Ukrainians have turned to crowdfunding to help their country. One of the most successful campaigns to date has been the “Museum of the War,” which was launched by the Kyiv art center The New Museum in December 2018. The New Museum aimed to raise $350,000 by January 3, 2019, in order to design a war museum and begin its construction. As of February 5, the campaign has raised over $550,000, most of which will go towards the construction of the museum itself.

The New Museum’s fundraising campaign

The New Museum launched its fundraising campaign on Kickstarter on January 19, 2019. The campaign was a great success, and as of February 5, it has raised $673,037 from more than 7,000 backers. The funds will go towards the design, construction, and equipment of the war museum. The museum will be a permanent exhibition about the Russian occupation of Ukraine, and its designers hope that it will be a “laboratory for resistance” by exploring the atrocities committed by the Russian Army and the methods used by Ukrainians to resist occupation. The New Museum believed that the war had already transformed Ukraine from a state into a “post-Soviet space,” and that a museum would help Ukrainians “understand how this happened and how they can protect their future.”

The New Museum’s founders

Founded in 2011 by Oleksandr Oliynyk, The New Museum is a Kyiv-based nonprofit organization dedicated to the promotion and preservation of contemporary art. The museum has shown works by well-known artists such as Ai Weiwei, Matthew Herbert, and Tacita Dean, as well as emerging talents from Eastern Europe, the Caucasus, and Latin America. The museum’s founders have always believed that war is a major cause of human suffering, and they also wanted to provide a space where Ukrainians could “come to understand how this happened and how they can protect their future.”

 

What will the museum include?

The New Museum’s campaign page outlines the types of exhibits that it hopes to feature in its war museum. These include: “Exhibits: “Places,” “Monuments,” and “Cities where the Russian occupation forces committed genocide and crimes against humanity.” “Exhibits: “Cities where the Russian occupation forces committed genocide and crimes against humanity.” “Exhibits: “Places and monuments associated with the resistance of World War II and the Great Patriotic War.” “Exhibits: “Sites related to the Soviet occupation of Ukraine in the 1940s and 1950s, as well as the Resistance during World War II and the Soviet deportation of the residents of the City of Zuhres in Crimea.”

How can people help?

The New Museum’s crowdfunding campaign is almost over, but that doesn’t mean that you have to wait until it ends to donate. You can still make a donation to help the museum build a war museum that will be a “laboratory for resistance” and help fight Russia. You can visit the museum’s Kickstarter page or make a contribution through the Museum of the War website. In addition, the museum is organizing events in cooperation with local partners in the occupied territories of Luhansk and Donetsk, so if you’re in Ukraine, you can also visit their website for event details.

The New Museum’s vision for the future

The New Museum believes that the war has transformed Ukraine from a state into a “post-Soviet space,” and that a museum would help Ukrainians “understand how this happened and how they can protect their future.” The museum will be a permanent exhibition about the Russian occupation of Ukraine, and its designers hope that it will be a “laboratory for resistance” by exploring the atrocities committed by the Russian Army and the methods used by Ukrainians to resist occupation. The New Museum believed that the war had already transformed Ukraine from a state into a “post-Soviet space,” and that a museum would help Ukrainians “understand how this happened and how they can protect their future.”

Summary

The war in Ukraine has left millions displaced, caused millions to flee abroad, and damaged the Ukrainian economy. This has led to an increase in crowdfunding campaigns, such as the Museum of the War. The New Museum will use the funds raised from its campaign to bring together a team of architects, historians, and curators to design the museum and plan its content. The museum will exhibit the results of its research into atrocities committed by the Russian Army during their occupation of Ukraine from 2014 to 2018. The New Museum will use the funds raised from its campaign to bring together a team of architects, historians, and curators to design the museum and plan its content. The museum will exhibit the results of its research into atrocities committed by the Russian Army during their occupation of Ukraine from 2014 to 2018. The New Museum will use the funds raised from its campaign to bring together a team of architects, historians, and curators to design the museum and plan its content.

 

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