The Dolyna Regional Museum of Tetyana & Omelan Antonovych

Boykivschyna

 The Dolyna Regional Museum of Tetyana & Omelan Antonovych

Boykivschyna

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About museum

The mission of the Boykivschyna museum is to collect, preserve, study and exhibit ethnographic collections which promote Boyko culture.

Museum, photo by Robin Eleaser

The museum, photo by Robin Eleaser

The Dolyna Regional Museum of Boykivschyna of Tetyana & Omelan Antonovych is one of the youngest in the Carpathian region and was founded on September 5, 2003. The museum consists of six main rooms: the Antonovych family room in which photographs are exhibited about the life of famous patrons, the collection of personal items and souvenirs of the Antonovych family and matchbooks from around the world; the Nature room that reflect the greatness and beauty of flora and fauna of the Carpathians; the History room, the Household and Ethnography room; a life size “Boyky” house and the room of Scared Art. This room shows the lives of Dolyna people have been closely associated with Christianity for centuries. In 1550-ies there were three churches and a respected iconpainting school. The collection of ancient icons from Dolyna region (over 120 pieces) are stored in the Andrey Sheptytsky National Museum in Lviv. Copies of many of these icons are stored in the department of sacred sites in Dolyna Boykivschyna Museum.