The collection is institutionalized as the Museum-Archive and Documentation Centre of Ukrainian Samvydav in Kyiv
After Smoloskyp publishing house moved from the US to Ukraine, the entire Smoloskyp collection (thousands of samizdat manuscripts and other documents of Ukrainian dissident movement) were kept in boxes and stored in Zinkevych’s apartment. This is when the idea came to set up a museum-archive, where these collections would be openly displayed. The museum-archive organized a series of exhibitions and also became a platform for intergenerational dialogue. It organizes annual seminars and meeting-conferences, where Ukrainian creative youth meet former political prisoners, shestidesiatniki, and activists of Rukh Oporu to discuss the history of the Soviet-era Ukrainian dissident movement and its political and cultural implications for present-day Ukraine. In 2001, the museum-archive set up its quarterly informational bulletin, Ukrainsky Samvydav, that covers Museum’s activities and describes its collections.
Kyiv City, Kiev, Ukraine 02000
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- Vagramenko, Tatiana