Lesia Hasydzhak participated in the Cultural Heritage Forum

10 June 2024

Lesia Hasydzhak, Acting Director General of the National Museum of the Holodomor Genocide, participated in the Cultural Heritage Forum, which brought together participants from the cultural sector of Ukraine on May 30-31, 2024. On May 31, Lesia Hasydzhak took part in the “Memory” panel, whose participants – human rights defender Larysa Denysenko, director Kateryna Gornostay, and moderator Anastasia Platonova – talked about how today’s crimes become cultural heritage.

During the Forum, they talked about strategies and initiatives aimed at fighting crimes against cultural heritage, considering European experience and practices, the role of cultural heritage as a tool for establishing international cooperation, promoting mutual understanding and strengthening diplomatic relations, the role of communities in the protection of intangible heritage, research on the role, played by local communities in the protection of both tangible and intangible heritage in their regions, etc. The RES-POL project was presented as a separate block at it. The project experts published the results of analytical studies in the sectors of movable, immovable and intangible cultural heritage, memory and identity, and heritage that is dealt with by scientific and archival institutions.