One Street Museum
|This article relies on references to primary sources. (May 2011)|
|One Street Museum|
|Location||Andriyivs’kyi uzviz, 2-B, Kiev, Ukraine|
The One Street Museum is among main attractions of the Andriyivskyy Descent, which houses many of the historic items of the descent, containing more than 7000 exhibits. They include information about the Saint Andrew's Church, the castle of Richard Lionheart, and the many other buildings of the Descent. The exposition of the museum is filled with historical documents, manuscripts, autographs, antique postcards, photos, and a great number of objects of the antique interior.
Also, the museum has a unique collection of various works by Ukrainian philologist P. Zhitetsky, Arabist and professor of the Kiev University T. Kezma, journalist and public figure A.Savenko, Ukrainian writer G.Tyutyunnyk, which have lived in the house №34 in the different periods of the twentieth century. Another important part of the museum collection are the memorabilia of professors of Kiev Theological Academy A. Bulgakov, S. Golubev, P. Kudryavtsev, F. Titov, A.Glagolev; famed doctors Th. Janovsky and D. Popov, and other prominent local figures.
The museum also has a large collection of antique books. Book relics of the exposition include a famous Trebnik of the Metropolitan of Kiev Petro Mohyla, rare editions of works written by professors and graduates of the Kyiv-Mohyla Academy, unique books written by the Ukrainian Walter Scott, M.Grabovsky, the Defender of Orthodoxy, A.Muravyov, and the works of Mikhail Bulgakov published in his lifetime.
In 2002 the One Street Museum became a nominee for European Museum Forum – an international organization under the auspices of the Council of Europe and under the patronage of Her Majesty Queen Fabiola of Belgium. It was the first and only museum of Ukraine participating in the Forum.