BETWEEN AMNESIA AND THE «WAR OF MEMORIES»: POLITICS OF MEMORY IN THE MUSEUM NARRATIVES OF UKRAINE

Verbytska Polina, Kuzmyn Roman
2019 Muzeológia a Kultúrne Dedičstvo  
This paper seeks to lay out certain critical reflections on social transformations, changes in memory politics and its representation in the Ukrainian museum narratives over the years of independence. In particular, it focuses on the challenges involved in constructing various forms of historical memory, it determines the ways of its representation in current museum narrative practices, illustrates memory politics controversy over the historical issues of the Holodomor of 1932 – 1933, World War
more » ... 2 – 1933, World War II and the Holocaust and reveals the place they occupy in historical memory and museum narratives of different regions of Ukraine. Correlations between historical memory, identity and museum narratives of different regions of Ukraine are highlighted.
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