The Polish government orchestrates comprehensive institutional support for heritage
preservation in Ukraine. Recently, a report entitled ‘Saving Ukraine’s culture’ summarizing Polish support for Ukraine’s culture was published.
“As early as 10 March, the first shipment of protective materials from the National Museum in Poznań arrived in Lviv. Since then, the Center – in cooperation with cultural institutions from all over the country and government agencies, as well as foreign partners – has delivered more than 800 pallets of aid containing materials for the preservation of archives, monuments, and museum collections, to more than 110 Ukrainian cultural institutions. These deliveries included, among others: generators, crates, fire blankets, mineral wool, OSB boards, polyester pipes, fire extinguishers, and sandbags. On-site, the National Institute of Polish Cultural Heritage Abroad POLONIKA has secured 230 historical sites and scanned dozens more, including the Wooden Tserkvas on the UNESCO World Heritage List.”
“Among other things, Poland has allocated EUR 1 million from the state budget at the disposal of Poland’s Ministry of Culture and National Heritage to the Lublin Triangle Fund for Digitalization of Cultural Heritage in Ukraine.”
“The Polish government also actively supports Ukraine in the international forums. As early as on 4 March 2022, a letter was sent to UNESCO to exclude, or at least suspend Russia, from the works of the UNESCO World Heritage Committee in connection with its role as a Chair of the Committee.”
Read the full raport here:
Polish Support Center for Culture in Ukraine Activity report
February 2022 – December 2022