THE National Museum has added a Ukrainian-language audio guide for its blockbuster exhibition “Feared and Revered: Feminine Power through the Ages”.
It is an initiative launched in 2020 by the First Lady of Ukraine, Olena Zelenska, to introduce Ukrainian language audio guides into cultural institutions around the world, for the benefit of Ukrainian visitors and to promote Ukrainian language and culture.
But since the beginning of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the project has taken on a new meaning and today the project includes more than 60 Ukrainian language audio tours in institutions of 38 countries, including the Colosseum, Versailles and Westminster Abbey and the Tower of London.
Australian Ambassador to Ukraine, Bruce Edwards, believes the solidarity shown through the project is significant.
“By proudly supporting projects such as this, Australia is supporting not only Ukraine’s culture, but the basis of its existence as a sovereign and independent nation,” he said.
“Feared and Revered” is at the NMA until August 27.
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Ian Meikle, editor