Bohdan and Varvara Khanenko National Museum of Arts, Kiev

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Art Museum Museum
Museum of Western and Oriental Art in Kiev, also known as the Bogdan and Varvara Khanenko Museum of Art (Музей Мистецтв ім. Богдана та Варвари Ханенків) is the largest collection of foreign art in Ukraine.During the Soviet times, the museum ranked the third in the USSR by the value and size of its collection after The Hermitage in Saint Petersburg and the Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts in Moscow. Currently, the Museum is well-known both Ukraine-wide and abroad for its unique collection of paintings, sculptures, etchings, decorative arts of Western Europe, Middle and Far East as well as the Antiquity.The incomplete list of its holdings includes the West European paintings, Egyptian and Classical antiquity, Italian Maiolica, Meissen porcelain, Persian Ceramics and Bronze sculpture, Japanese xylography and tsubas, Chinese paintings and Chinese porcelain.
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  • An enjoyable experience,however, not a very extensive collection. Good collection of Japanese and far eastern art. You will need to pay for use of a camera ( mobile phone pictures are free) . As in al...  more »
  • This exhibition offers from paintings to tapestries to icons to porcelain. Very interesting is that you can take pictures with your phone free of charge but if you use a camera you have to pay. Some o...  more »
  • Spent the afternoon here on a chilly day. Lots to see. Lovely old building in the heart of Kiev. Well worth a visit.  more »
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  • Very rich and beatiful museum with lots of paitings from 16-19 century. Interesting excursion and polite staff. Highly recommended for visiting!
  • From my point of view, this is the best art museum in Kyiv. Also, you can read about each room and about great part of paintings. Must see - icons dated from the VI century.
  • We enjoyed our visit to the museum. The personnel is attentive and engaged, museum is small but interesting. You can take pictures and have a tour around the exhibition with a guide.
  • Awesome place. Especially the building architecture itself is amazing
  • Did you know that Sergius and Bakkhus, one of the oldest icons in the world is stored here?

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