MONUMENTS OF THE CIMMERIAN BOSPORUS
Polish-Ukrainian Project of Inter-Museum Research Cooperation
Participants (until 2014):
- National Museum in Warsaw (head of the project: A. Twardecki)
- Federal Cultural and Historical Museum of Kerch (Crimea, Ukraine)
- “Demetra” Foundation (Kerch, Crimea, Ukraine)
- Belgorod State University, National Research Univerity (Belgorod, Russia)
- Warsaw University of Technology, Faculty of Civil Engineering (Warsaw, Poland)
- Ministry of Culture of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea (Ukraine)
- Institute of Archaeology of the National Academy of Science of Ukraine
The aims of the project are:
1. Academic cooperation
a) Preparing a catalogue of Greek inscriptions from the Kerch Museum (approx. 800 monuments; the first volume was published in 2009). Participants: Alfred Twardecki (MNW); Tatiana Matkovska (Kerch Museum), Siergiey Tokhtasiev (Petersburg)
b) Preparing a catalogue of Megarian bowls from the collection of the Kerch Museum (approx. 400 items; will be in print in 2010) Participants: Sabina Grzegrzółka (National Museum in Warsaw); Alla Kucherevska (Kerch Museum)
c) Further development of joint, Polish-Ukrainian research projects
2.Cooperation in conservation
a) Since 2005, art conservators from the Kerch Museum come to the National Museum in Warsaw on a regular basis for training internships, whereas conservators from the National Museum in Warsaw organize training workshops in Kerch (conservation of ceramic materials, stone)
b) Conservators' cooperation in establishing an archaeological park at Tyritake.
3. Cooperation in exhibiting
a) An exhibition of the art of the Bosporan Kingdom at the National Museum in Warsaw.
b) A long-term loan of the monuments of the Bosporan Kingdom to the National Museum in Warsaw as a part of the archaeological collaboration.
c) An exhibition of a selection of oeuvres from the collection of the National Museum in Warsaw at Kerch
4. Cooperation in Publishing
Publications prepared under the auspices of the project (Greek inscriptions; Megarian bowls, exhibition catalogues) will be published concurrently in Russian (by Kerch) and in English (by Warsaw).
5. Archaeological collaboration
a) Archaeological investigations on the site of the Greek settlement of Tyritake.
The project is continued despite the suspension of the archaeological mission on the Crimea and contacts with Crimean partners. We concentrate at present on the research of the gathered material and preparation to the publication as well as on the elaboration of the new formula of the co-operation with Ukrainian partners.