The PCUH travelling exhibit “Money, Sovereignty and Power: The Paper Currency of Revolutionary Ukraine, 1917-1920” opened September 10-11, 2016 at the Ukrainian Museum of New York, located on Manhattan’s lower eastside. Part of the celebration commemorating 25 years of Ukrainian independence, the exhibit accompanies an adjoining exhibition organized by Ukraine’s National Bank and UkrPost, Ukraine’s national postal service, titled “In Metal, On Paper: Coins, Banknotes, and Postage Stamps of Independent Ukraine, 1991-2016.”
The opening was attended by members of the Ukrainian diplomatic community in New York and Washington, representatives of Ukraine’s national bank and postal service, and the wider Ukrainian community of the US eastern seaboard. Prof. Bohdan Kordan, PCUH director and curator of the exhibit, delivered a talk at the event on sovereignty and its symbolic depiction on currency during this period of tremendous political turbulence, emphasizing the important role it would play in the development of Ukrainian national identity and political consciousness.
Organized the Prairie Centre for the Study of Ukrainian Heritage in association with the Ukrainian Museum of Canada (Saskatoon), this is the final venue for this exhibit that has been travelling since 2013. It is scheduled to run September 11 – November 27, 2016 at the Ukrainian Museum of New York. For more information, see http://www.ukrainianmuseum.org/exhibit.html