National Museum of Hutsulshchyna and Pokuttya Folk Art named after Yosaphat Kobrynskyy

History

Retrospective View

Retrospective View

National Museum of Hutsulshchyna and Pokuttya Folk Art named after Yosaphat Kobrynsky was established in 1926 in Kolomyya. It is located in the downtown. It had previously been People’s House erected at the Ukrainian community expense.

Its collections contain more than 50 000 items representing all kinds of Hutsul and Pokuttya traditional folk art since 17th c. till nowadays. However, there are particular exhibits dating from 4 millennium BC and representing the agricultural culture that is well-known as “Trypillya” (Three-Field system) in history and archeology. The authors of those artistic merits were inhabitants of Carpathian highlands of Ivano-Frankivsk, Zakarpattya and Chernivtsi districts, as well as Pokuttia located between Prut, Dnister and Cheremosh rivers.

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