A Supervisory and Expert Council will be in the Holodomor Museum

20 December 2023

On December 19, 2023, the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine approved changes to the Law of Ukraine “On Museums and Museum Matters” initiated by Ministry of Culture and Information Policy of Ukraine.

They are based on the recommendations provided by Canadian partners within the framework of Ukraine’s cooperation with the Canadian Government regarding the construction of the second stage of the National Museum of the Holodomor-genocide and relate to the clarification and specification of the institution work itself.

From now on, the Museum will have Supervisory and Expert Councils.

The supervisory board will supervise the activities of the museum, control over the general director’s performance of duties, compliance with the terms of the contract, the implementation of financial and economic activities, will provide the head of the museum with suggestions for his work and promote the attraction of additional sources of funding.

The expert council of the Holodomor Museum will coordinate the scientific work of the institution. In particular, it will provide the general director with proposals regarding the organisation and conduct of scientific research, integration into the global scientific space of the National Museum of the Holodomor-genocide, expansion and improvement of international scientific cooperation, etc.

Changes to the legislation should strengthen the institutional capacity of the Holodomor Museum and become a safeguard against the influence of the political situation in the country on the functioning of the Museum. And most importantly, the presence of the mentioned advisory bodies will help in the future to avoid manipulations and falsifications with the Holodomor topic as such, which took place in the history of the institution in 2021, when falsified and scientifically untested data on the demographic losses of Ukrainians in Holodomor.