The Kyiv State Institute of Decorative and Applied Art and Design named after Mykhailo Boychuk is under threat of closure or loss of it’s independence. The Institute occupies valuable peace of land in the center of Kyiv and, most probably, people who have the power, want to take the land. This terrible story lasts long. They has appointed directors, leading to the decline of the Institute, they changed ownership – transferred the Institute property from the state to the city budget. They inspect and accredit The Boychuk’s Institute indefinitely. The final resolution in this case is transferred from the Commission to the Another Commission, from the date to other date. Our students has protested near Parliament and near the Cabinet of Ministers. The Institute is still threatened, and another crucial meeting scheduled for July 5th.
Kyiv State Institute of Decorative and Applied Art and Design began it’s way with the Kiev College of Applied Arts (1938–1957), which passed the test of social and cultural changes that have occurred over recent complicated decades in Ukraine.
The mission of the Institute is to save and develop traditional Ukrainian applied arts. An important direction of development of the Boychuk’s Institute is to expand international relations. The Institute maintains close links with art academies and universities in Ukraine and abroad. Works of our students and professors exhibits in museums of Germany, Australia, USA, Canada, Italy, Poland, Russia, Romania, Hungary, Syria, Czech Republic and Japan.
Kyiv State Institute of decorative art and design named after Mykhailo Boychuk remains unique higher school, that makes a significant contribution to the development of material and spiritual culture of the Ukraine, producing highly trained professionals in applied arts. It’s the only Institute of decorative art in Central and East regions of Ukraine. So, it’s very important to SAVE Boychuk’s Institute INDEPENDENT. Please, if You can help us, write the letters of support to the Institute: