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Beyond The Vision

The Musée Ukraina Museum building vision has become a reality, and construction of the new museum is complete! We are sincerely grateful to all our donors, past and present, who have generously helped to make construction of this modern building a reality. Designed to be a total of more than 12,000 sq. ft. over two floors at a capital cost of 3.5 million. We continue to welcome donations to our Brick and Cornerstone Campaign which will help us complete the final phase:  outfit the galleries with the necessary exhibition display cabinetry, retire the construction mortgage and set up endowments to support ongoing operations.

Musée Ukraina Museum is committed to preserving the cultural and historical contributions of the Ukrainian Catholic community in Saskatchewan, Canada and Ukraine. A ground-breaking ceremony was held on December 10, 2010 and marked the beginning of the museum building project. We were honoured to have His Beatitude, Major Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk visit the newly built Musée Ukraina Museum on September 20, 2020, when he bestowed a blessing on the museum. The  Museum officially opened to the public September 22, 2012.

The first floor of the  Museum building includes a permanent gallery, the Peter Kiziak Feature Gallery, Religious - Chapel gallery and gift shop.

The permanent cultural gallery showcases pieces of traditional Ukrainian folk art and artifacts that presents the cultural and historical story of the Ukrainian people. The Religious – Chapel gallery is dedicated to preserving and telling the story of the spiritual heritage of our people. This space showcase’s components of an actual prairie church that is  made up of an Iconostas that was imported from Ukraine in 1925 and brought to St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Church at Brooksby,  and other items from closed rural Ukrainian Catholic Churches that have been preserved in the Museum.

We have been honoured to host exhibits by internationally renowned artists within the Peter Kiziak Feature Gallery.

Pieces displayed in the permanent and religious chapel galleries are only a sample of the 20,000+ treasures within the museum collection.

The second floor of the building features a large multi-purpose programming space, the Steve and Ann Abrametz Board room, and the Stephen and Michelene Worobetz Archive and Collection room. We are pleased to have hosted educational programming for students, poetry readings, cultural gatherings, workshops, bandura lessons and meetings within the large second floor space.

We have been fortunate to have a number of our spaces sponsored by families, organizations and estates:

· Peter Kiziak Feature Gallery

· Steve & Anne Abrametz Board Room

· Stephen & Michelene Worobetz Archive & Collections Room

· UCWLC Archive Room

· Ukrainian Catholic Brotherhood Room

We are extremely proud of our community for their unfailing support and are grateful for the work we have undertaken together, to complete construction of the Musée Ukraina Museum. With your continued support, we can ensure that our Ukrainian-Canadian history, represented by the artifacts within our collection, can be preserved for future generations as a means of connecting our children with the past.

Features of the New Building

  • Modern, climate-controlled exhibition galleries
  • Spacious, environmentally sensitive collections storage spaces
  • Education rooms for courses and workshops
  • Saskatchewan's first Ukrainian Catholic Archival Center
  • Chapel Religious Gallery - presents the story of the Ukrainian Catholic Church, the Clergy, religious, organizations and its people
  • Multicultural gallery
  • Research library
  • Gift shop
  • Conference room
  • Administrative offices

With the recent commitment of $534,625 to the capital campaign from the Government of Saskatchewan and $350,000 from the Dr. Stephen & Michelene Worobetz Foundation, and through the dedication and commitment of many leaders and generous people, to date we have achieved approximately $1.3 million dollars in donations and pledges. Property has been purchased, rezoned and tested on 222 Avenue M South in Saskatoon. Preliminary architectural drawings have been drawn and initial gallery concepts have been proposed. To ensure the future sustainability of the museum an endowment has been established which upon its growth will lead to unique opportunities for programming and community outreach.

As we continue to grow the vision of MUM which embraces the proud traditions of the Ukrainian people it is important that we do it together. What has been entrusted to all of us is to be understood and protected and can only be achieved if we work together.

You can make a difference by sharing in the Musée Ukraina Museum Building project.

History made as ground broken for new museum
Pictured above from left to right: Maurice Soulodre (Architect), Morris & Anna Korpan (representing all the donors), Eileen Yaworski (Eparchial UCWLC President), Patricia Mialkowsky (President, Board of Directors), Jayne Paluck (1st President of the Board of Directors), Angeline Chrusch (representing all the volunteers), Dr. Lawrence Worobetz (representing the Dr. Stephen & Michelene Worobetz Foundation), Wynne Young (Deputy Minister of Tourism, Parks, Culture & Sports), Paul Machibroda (representing the Museum Building Advisory Committee) and James Chrusch (Bayda Kozaks).

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