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FROM THE CYCLE EXCURSIONS IN KIEV
THE ARTICLE "MUSEUM OF BOOKS"

Museum of books and printing was established in 1972 when the decision was made by UNESCO to declare International Book Year. Museum is located at the National Kyiv-Pechersk Historical and Cultural Preserve in the former printing Lavra, founded by Archimandrite he Pletenetsky. Printing worked continuously for more than three centuries. The museum occupies an area of over 900 square meters. meters and has three permanent exhibition halls and two exhibition halls.

Exposition are sections of manuscripts and old printed books and printing the second half of XVIII-XIX centuries., Books and publishing XX century., Books as artefacts.

The museum features many rich treasures of Ukrainian literary culture. It contains over 50,000 unique items. The exhibition highlights the history of domestic books and book business since the times of Kievan Rus' and ending our days. You can learn more from manuscripts X-XVI centuries., With the emergence of printing on the territory of Europe, the beginning and the development of Cyrillic typography, publishing of Ivan Fedorov and other prominent creators of Ukrainian books XVI-XVIII centuries. Including prominent religious, cultural and educational figures then, Peter Graves, Innocent Gisela, Ioanykiya Halyatovskyi Joseph funeral, Lazarus Baranovych, Dmitry Tuptalo. Highlights the prominent role of the Kiev-Pechersk, Ostrog, Lviv, Chernihiv and Univ printing in the history of Ukrainian publishing, and for the rise of cultural, educational and spiritual level Ukrainian, their national identity.
Here you can find many publications of XIX-XX centuries. Related to various disciplines, including artistic, scientific, technical, educational, art, baby, periodicals, book design, book study materials, documents, samples of printing and printing equipment, fonts, paper, books with autographs of writers, publishers, academics, artists, cultural and political figures and others.

Here you can find many publications of XIX-XX centuries. Related to various disciplines, including artistic, scientific, technical, educational, art, baby, periodicals, book design, book study materials, documents, samples of printing and printing equipment, fonts, paper, books with autographs of writers, publishers, academics, artists, cultural and political figures and others.

Here you can see the kind of decorating books, learn about books decorated in chased silver and gold, covered with leather and velvet settings. There are many editions of the museum's collection, received awards, as well as miniature books, publishing brands, documents and materials of samizdat publications of the Ukrainian diaspora. The museum held many periodical exhibitions and art meetings, survey and thematic excursions and lectures.

by Ostap Ukrainetz

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