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Maru Jarockyj / ©catholicukes.org.au
Maru Jarockyj / ©catholicukes.org.au

Maru Jarockyj appointed as Director of the Ukrainian Australian Museum

On 25th of June 2019 Eparchy appointed Maru Jarockyj to the post of Director of the Ukrainian Australian Museum.

“Whereas the late Fr. Zenon Chorkawyj spent many years in co-operation with the lay faithful of the Eparchy to gather artefacts of cultural, religious and historical significance. Whereas a museum is already established in the precinct of the Cathedral of SS Peter and Paul, North Melbourne. Whereas it is the intension of the Trustees of the Eparchy that the Museum endure into the future a new structure by its board of directors. Therefore, we appoint you, Maru Jarockyj, Director of The Ukrainian Australian Museum for a period of five years” – says the decree of appointment.

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Official opening of the The Ukrainian Australian Museum took place on the 3rd August 1979 with an exhibition ofmany varied objects of folk art including national costumes. Since then, the museum has been able to assemble a collection of ten thousand pieces due to the great work of Fr. Zenon Chorkawyj who managed to collect from the Ukrainian people in Australia, Austria, Canada, USA, New Zealand and also in Ukraine.

The museum collection includes Ukrainian maps, icons, liturgical books, vestments, church banners, carved wooden crosses and other religious articles. Various paintings of local Australian and Ukrainian artists and from artists overseas, including Ukraine. A fine collection of national costumes from many Ukrainian regions. A large collection of embroidery items by Ukrainians women from all parts of Australia and from Ukraine. Wood carvings and ceramics from the Hutsul area and from central Ukraine. A large number of Ukrainian Christmas and Easter greeting cards by many well known artists. Ukrainian stamps and commemorative coins. Historical photos and documents. A large collection of Easter pysanky (Ukrainian Easter eggs), including carpets and medals.

Decree Maru Jarockyj

Decree Maru Jarockyj

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