National Museum of the History of Ukraine

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National Museum of the History of Ukraine
Національний музей історії України
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Former name Shevchenko State Art School
Established 1944
Location 2 Volodymyrska Street Kiev, Ukraine
Coordinates 50°27′30″N 30°30′58″E / 50.45833°N 30.51611°E / 50.45833; 30.51611
Type History museum
Director Tetiana Sosnovska[1]

The National Museum of the History of Ukraine (National Museum of Ukrainian History) illustrates Ukraine's history from ancient times till nowadays. The museum, under different names, was located in various building in Kiev throughout its history, starting from 1899. The present building is located in a prominent position in historic Volodymyrska Street in Kiev. Designed by architect Joseph Karakis, it was built in 1937-1939 to house the Shevchenko State Art School. In 1944, the art school moved and the building became the National Museum of the History of Ukraine.

Exhibitions on display include: ethnographic material, archaeological items including a significant collection of Scythian art, historical paintings and sculptures, numismatic collections, early printed books, etc.

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