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

Publishing

Catalogue of the National Museum of Hutsul and Pokuttya Folk Art named after Y.Kobrynskyy represents books (1946-2009) about folk art and artists, painters, writers, whose life and activity were closely allied with Hutsulshchyna and Pokuttya. In 1954 M. I.Matyasyak published scientific paper on Hutsul crafts made of metal. Therefore this year is considered to be the beginning of museum’s publishing activity.

The Museum has no similar publications. This fact attracts the visitor's interest to them. "Narodnyy Dim" Journal is a prove of it. Nevertheless, more topical for the museum are guides, brochures, catalogs, albums, postcards, wall calendars, collections of articles on scientific conferences and research published as separate editions. The latest are devoted to creative personalities of Western Ukraine (singled out by this heading), including the first director of the museum, Volodymyr Kobrynskyy, writer and public figure Andriy Chaykovskyy, artists Vasyl Petruk and Jaroslav Pstrak and master of folk sculpture Mariya Kovalchuk.

About 60 editions have been published since 1954. Despite limited financing, the museum still takes an active part in various projects promoting national culture. Thus, "Hutsul and Pokuttya Candlesticks" and "Folk icon on the glass" albums came into being with the help of the Institute of Ukrainian Artistic Pieces Collecting. Thanks to the participation in the international Ukrainian-French project the album "Hutsul Embroidery (from funds of Kolomyya Museum of Hutsul and Pokuttya Folk Art)" was released.

The museum has all preconditions for publishing development possessing various archive documents waiting for their researchers. 

Bohdan Tkachuk, Head of the editorial and publishing department

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