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Museum practice

The artistic arsenal is the flagship Ukrainian cultural institution, which integrates different types of art from its contemporary art, new music and theater to literature and museum affairs.

The mission of the Art Arsenal is to contribute to the modernization of the Ukrainian society and the integration of Ukraine into the world context, building on the cultural value potential.

In the projects of the Art Arsenal, issues of importance to society are raised and debated, space for free creation concerning the future and comprehension of the past is given. The artistic arsenal serves as a platform for engagement with the world cultural community through joint cultural projects.

The artistic arts integrates and develops various arts and cultural practices. Integration takes place through directing laboratories, which interact constantly. Thus, different arts are developing and enriching each other, and artistic and professional communities find points of intersection and mutual reinforcement. Currently the Literary Laboratory operates within the framework of the Art Arsenal.

All Art Arsenal projects have a strong educational component. Arsenal acts as a mediator between professionals and the general public – explains and talks about cultural and social phenomena, their causes and trajectories. It is a platform for education and interaction for diverse audiences: adult visitors, children and adolescents, artists and cultural workers.

On the territory of the Art Arsenal there is the Small Gallery, which presents the young Ukrainian art, as well as chamber projects of leading Ukrainian artists.

Since 2003, Arsenal has become a cultural and artistic institution. Today, in parallel with the exhibitions, the restoration of the premises continues and work is under way to create a modern museum complex that will represent the history of Ukrainian art from antiquity to the present, will host collections of masterpieces from leading world museums and become a powerful center for the development of creative initiatives. The total area of ​​the Arsenal is 60,000 m2, currently used from 12,000 to 24,000 m².