On 8 July 2023, the Lavra Art Gallery, with the support of the EU, will host the Cultural Mosaic Art Open Air. This is a key public event of the “Together, We Create. Together, We Preserve” communication campaign, which informs Ukrainians about the European Union’s support for Ukrainian culture and art during the full-scale war. In addition to military, financial and humanitarian aid, the EU has provided vital support to Ukrainian culture, helping to secure, evacuate and preserve museum collections and accelerating the digitisation of exhibits and architectural monuments that were at risk of destruction or theft as a result of Russia’s large-scale war.
The European Union considers the Ukrainian cultural heritage integral to the European and global treasures. It supports Ukrainians in their commitment to preserve their cultural heritage in all its richness and diversity. It is equally important to enable Ukrainian artists, even in times of war, to continue to create and develop Ukrainian culture, to present it to foreign audiences, and to convey the truth about the war and the longed-for peace in Ukraine.