During a working trip to the Odesa region, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy visited the Odesa National Art Museum, which will be restored as part of the Large Construction National Program.
The President watched the exhibitions of works by Ivan Aivazovsky, Wassily Kandinsky, masters of the Odesa School of Painting, works by artists of the XX century and works of contemporary art.
Volodymyr Zelenskyy also viewed the exhibition of works by Oleksandr Rojtburd who was the director of this museum in 2018-2021. After his death, the President of Ukraine signed a decree granting the Odesa Art Museum national status.
"Thanks to the energy and talent of Oleksandr Rojtburd, who left a part of his soul here, the museum has acquired a completely different meaning not only for Odesa, but also for the whole of Ukraine. This place is becoming a kind of magnet for art lovers from around the world," said the Head of State.
The President noted that the state, for its part, should make efforts to restore the historic building of the museum.
"It is necessary not only to restore the building, to improve the environment where the exhibits are stored, but also to create decent conditions for museum staff, for whom it is not just a job, but a life vocation," said Volodymyr Zelenskyy.