Open Tech volunteers redesigned website of the National Museum of the History of Ukraine


KYIV, Ukraine (January 19, 2024) - As a part of the Open Tech charity crowdsourcing program, SoftServe volunteers worked on a redesign of the National Museum of the History of Ukraine webpage. Now it has a more user-friendly design and provides an opportunity to find information about important Ukrainian monuments and activities of the museum. The museum is working now and welcomes visitors.

The cooperation between the National Museum of History of Ukraine and SoftServe began in late 2021. Due to Russia's full-scale invasion of Ukraine, the website's implementation had to be delayed.

"Especially during the war, Ukrainians are more interested in their own history, trying to look for the truth and leave some stereotypes behind. And the National Museum of History of Ukraine can help with the answers to tough questions. Moreover, it is important for the information to be accessible and easy to navigate. That's why we worked on updating the museum's website. For SoftServe, this project is about our information hygiene and preserving our own history. After all, technology helps us to use the site comfortably but also to virtually visit valuable exhibits that are hidden for security reasons," comments Kateryna Zolotareva, SoftServe Project Manager.

Fedir Androshchuk, Director General of the National Museum of History of Ukraine, said: "The website is the face of our museum, as well as a navigator of its main activities, available in both Ukrainian and English. We tried to make the page simple and easy for users. It contains useful information for visitors of different ages and with different requests. This information includes news about current exhibitions and events, as well as cultural, educational, and scientific projects."

On the website, visitors can read the blog, read the latest news, and watch videos that focus on the museum's exhibitions and Ukraine's past and present. One of these attractions is the famous Golden pectoral. The original pectoral was evacuated from the museum during the war. However, it is possible to watch at an online exhibition. You can buy tickets on the website and support the museum financially.

The National Museum of History of Ukraine is one of the leading museums in Ukraine in terms of the number and value of its collections. It began its work back in 1899 as the Museum of Antiquities and Art.

Currently, its collections include more than 800,000 exhibits. These are world-renowned archaeological and numismatic collections, ethnographic collections, collections of weapons, decorative and applied arts, manuscripts, old prints, paintings and graphics, and relics of the Ukrainian national liberation movement of the 20th century.

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