Date(s) - 17/05/2017 - 20/05/2017
We are very pleased to be able to announce that the new dates of the BAPCR trip to Kyiv, Ukraine are the 17th to 20th May 2017.
The format of the trip will remain as we advertised, as follows:
Ukraine is at the root of ancient Kyivan-Russ with many artistic crossovers between Northern and Southern Europe, Asia, Turkey and Greece. Being at the crossroads of Christianity and Islam, it has a richness of art and architecture dating back to 1051.
The two day trip (Thursday 18th and Friday 19th May) would include:
- The National Art Museum of Ukraine: painting, metal and polychrome conservation studios.
- The National Kyiv-Pechersk Historical and Cultural centre and UNESCO site: second largest conservation and restoration department, including tempera and oil paintings, icons, polychrome sculpture, metal, leather, paper, books, textile and archaeological artefacts.
- The National Conservation and Restoration Centre of Ukraine.
Katya Belaia would be leading the trip, she is a Ukrainian-born paintings conservator, who speaks both Russian and Ukrainian, knows Kyiv well (if you have any queries and would like to get in touch with her, please send an email to: email@example.com).
Kyiv has a large contemporary art scene, including the Pinchuk Art Centre, which organized this year’s Ukrainian national pavilion at the 56th International Art Biennale in Venice. Numerous small commercial art galleries, arts and crafts and antiques stalls, a plethora of beautiful churches, cafes, bars, pubs, shopping, street music and charming cobbled street walks. There is also the possibility to extend your stay to visit Pirogovo National Museum of Ukrainian Architecture and Culture – the biggest open air museum in Europe.
Cost: Tickets – £100 (BAPCR members). There will be 2 tickets available to student members on full time courses of £50. The ticket will include a drinks reception.
The BAPCR takes the safety of its members during visits very seriously and much consideration goes into such planning. Kyiv is not considered by the Foreign Office to be a destination of high risk (https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/ukraine). However, we would like to encourage all members to make an informed decision and to acknowledge any possible risk associated with travelling abroad.
Flight and accommodation booking would be the responsibility of individuals, although specific flights can be recommended for people to travel together. Similarly, email addresses can be shared to facilitate group booking of accommodation if desired. There will be spaces for 10 members to join the trip. Members will be given priority for the conservation visits, although travelling companions are welcome to join for dinners, and can take any spare tickets available nearer the time for an increased cost.
Please email BAPCRsecretary@gmail.com to register your interest.