The Fulbright Program in Ukraine is pleased to invite you to a talk «Preserving Ukraine’s Wooden Architecture and Art Objects: Initial Impressions» by U.S. Fulbright Specialist Yuri Yanchyshyn, to be held on Friday, May 4, 2018, 6:00 p.m., at the Fulbright Office (20 Esplanadna Street, suite 904, Palats Sportu metro station, Kyiv).
In 2013 a number of Ukrainian wooden churches were inscribed into the UNESCO World Heritage Site list. Since late March of this year, Yuri Yanchyshyn has been teaching wood and wooden artifact conservation at the Lviv Polytechnic National University as a Fulbright specialist and has had an opportunity to visit these sites and others. His talk will focus on the state of preservation of a selection of these churches and their interiors, including the Tserkva of St. George in Drohobych, theTserkva of the Descent of the Holy Spirit in Potelych, and the Tserkva of the Holy Trinity in Zhovkva. The conservation of prominent wooden art objects from other locations will also be discussed. Lastly, the current state of art conservation education will also be highlighted, with a focus on wooden objects, and possibilities outlined for the future.
YURI YANCHYSHYN is the Principal and Senior Conservator of Period Furniture Conservation LLC, a New York City firm dedicated to providing excellence in the field of furniture and objects conservation. Prior to founding Period Furniture Conservation, Yuri worked as a consulting conservator at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Yuri is a graduate of the University of Michigan and California Institute of the Arts with fine arts degrees in painting and has worked with wooden objects for over 30 years. He received conservation training through the Smithsonian Center for Materials Research and Education, as well as at the Amsterdam Academy for Restoration. In addition to treating furniture and objects, institutions such as the Conservation Center at the New York University Institute of Fine Arts invite Yuri to lecture. A notable recent project was the writing of the conservation specifications for the furniture and objects in the Brick House, a part of Philip Johnson’s Glass House, a National Historic Trust Property.