Lviv Sheptitsky National Museum, Lviv

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The Lviv National Museum is one of Ukraine's largest museums, dedicated to Ukrainian culture in all its manifestations. It was established by Metropolitan Archbishop Andrey Sheptytsky in 1905 and was originally known as the Lwow Ecclesiastical Museum. It currently bears Sheptytsky's name.
The founder donated some 10,000 items to the museum and raised the funds required for its maintenance. An extravagant Neo-Baroque villa was acquired to house the collections.
After the World War II, the museum was renamed the Lviv Museum of Ukrainian Art. The collection was augmented by adding a number of exhibits confiscated from other Lviv museums. By the late 20th century, the museum's holdings of Ukrainian icons and folk art were the largest in the country.
The National Museum now occupies the ornate building of the former Polish Industrial Museum, which housed the Lenin Museum in Soviet times. A cluster of memorial houses and the Sokalshchina Museum in Chervonohrad are affiliated with the National Museum.
Icon-paintings of which there are at least 4000 of form an important part of the collection as does folk sacral sculpture. A set of Ukrainian folk and professional engravings dating back to the 17th and 18th century's are of great value to the museum from a Ukrainian cultural viewpoint and there are over 1000 in this department. The museum has paintings by artists such as Johann Georg Pinsel, Maciej Polejowski, Michał Filewicz and others.
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  • This museum is a far cry from any museum elsewhere in Ukraine, and I have been to all I think. The art museum in Kiev across from the University, the beautiful Palace museum in Odessa (I think the bes...  more »
  • I stay at PANORAMA hotel near Lviv Opera, and I saw this gorgeous building of Museum not far away from hotel, so I decided to use my LVIV CITY CARD and visit this Museum. I may to say, I was really im...  more »
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  • Great paintings and some sculpture collection A lot of Ukrainian artists mostly c20th and some late c19th. Only 4 rooms open. The gallery not in the beautiful mansion but in adjoining structure. Little information given in English and not much in Ukrainian which is a shame because what they do have is very good indeed. Its also a shame that maybe not many people walk to this building belonging which presumably also to the national gallery. Shouldn't take more than 45 mins.
  • This beautiful palace is little bit hidden. I liked paintings from XX. century on the first floor. It is advisable to know basics in українська мова or русский язык. Not so English speaker friendly :)
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