The Ukrainian Iconostasis - An ICOMOS UK Wood Committee Zoom Presentation

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Thursday, 30 September, 2021 - 19:00

The ICOMOS UK Wood Committee invite interested parties to join their monthly Zoom presentation, spreading knowledge and building relationships within the heritage sector.

The Ukrainian Iconostasis
Svitlana Olianina will give a presentation on The Ukrainian Iconostasis: History, Construction, and Preservation. In her talk, Ms. Olianina will briefly sketch the stylistic history of this sacral architectural form, its construction features, as well as examples of Soviet-era conservation treatments. This English language presentation will introduce participants to the sometimes little-known or understood wood structures commonly found in Eastern Europe.

Free, no registration is necessary, please enter with the following link.

DATE: Thursday, September 30, 2021
TIME: 7:00 PM London; 2:00 NYC
PRESENTER: Svitlana Olianina Dr. habil.
Zoom Link: https://zoom.us/j/6098176754 Meeting ID:609 817 6754

Аrt historian and conservator Svitlana Olianina Dr. habil. is the Head of the Department of Graphic Arts of the National Technical University of Ukraine "Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute '' in Kyiv, Ukraine. Her focus is the historical design aspect of Ukrainian iconostasis. She obtained her Ph.D. from the Conservation Department of The National Academy of Fine Arts and Architecture in Kyiv in 2005 and previously interned at the Department of Fine Arts at the University of Granada in Spain in 1996–1997. She was the Head of the Institute for Cultural Research at the National Academy of Arts of Ukraine in Kyiv in 2008–2016 and achieved Dr. habil. status in 2020 from the Lviv National Academy of the Arts. Over the years, Svitlana Olianina Dr. habil. has published over 50 articles on various aspects of iconostasis and their history, including her 2019 book - Ukrainian Iconostasis: symbolism and iconology (in Ukrainian).

Q&A Facilitator:
Yuri Yanchyshyn is a NYC based wooden artifacts conservator, an AIC Professional Associate, a Fulbright Specialist and Scholar, and an ICOMOS International Wood Committee Expert member. He has been teaching wooden artifacts conservation in Ukraine since 2018.