Holodomor, the Great Famine in Ukraine, claimed the lives of millions of people.
The Holodomor Museum in Kyiv will be a living memorial to the victims of the tragedy.
Works on the building and the exhibition concept began five years ago, but was interrupted by the brutal Russian aggression against Ukraine. Today we are taking the next steps in efforts to implement the exhibition, and Mirosław Nizio presented the project at a meeting of the Supervisory Board of the Holodomor Museum Foundation. The meeting was attended by leading representatives of the Ukrainian world of culture, science and religion, among others: Sviatoslav Shevchuk – Head of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, Eustraty – Metropolitan of Bila Tserkva Eparchy of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, Stepan Kubiv – Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine in 2016-2019, and Ivan Vasiunyk – Head of the Supervisory Board of the Holodomor Museum.
The concept of the exhibition is based on the contrasting clash of light and darkness. Strong, bright light will dominate the initial spaces of the exhibition which present the history of the development of Ukrainian culture and identity before 1932. The narrative of the formation of the mechanism of Soviet power that led to the genocide will be accompanied by a growing darkness that will be accompanied by deepening darkness in the central galleries depicting the course of the Holodomor crimes. Flashes of light will gradually begin to return with the story of witnesses to history and people who fought in Ukraine and around the world to remember the victims. The light will be fully reborn in the final gallery speaking of the victory of truth.
The design of the Holodomor Museum building: Nizio Design studio in partnership with Ukrainian studio – Project Systems LTD.
Core exhibition design: Nizio Design International studio team with the co-authorship of Haley Sharpe Design Ltd.