As part of the initiative of the First Lady of Ukraine Olena Zelenska to launch Ukrainian-language audio guides at world cultural landmarks for visitors from Ukraine and to promote the Ukrainian language in the world, the National Museum of Australia has launched a Ukrainian audio guide.
"The National Museum of Australia tells the story of the difficult historical path of the Australian nation, of which Ukrainians have become a part. They formed a 60,000-strong diaspora here after World War II. The current war unleashed by Russia has added several hundred internally displaced persons from Ukraine. Thus, Ukrainian now sounds in Australia in a new way - as a language of resistance, self-defense and protection of the most precious for everyone who wants to hear Ukraine," the President's wife emphasized.
In Ukrainian, the museum offers a guided tour of the exhibition "Feared and Revered: Feminine Power Through the Ages". It features more than 160 objects from six continents dating back more than 5,000 years, depicting the cult of women in different cultures, thus exploring their role in the world. This audio guide was made possible with the support of the Australian Embassy in Ukraine.
The First Lady's project to launch Ukrainian-language audio guides has already included 67 audio tours in 42 countries. In particular, the Colosseum (Italy), Versailles (France), the Tower of London (UK), Charlottenburg Palace (Germany), Albertina Gallery and Schönbrunn Palace (Austria), Dolmabahçe Palace (Türkiye), Yad Vashem Memorial Complex (Israel) and many other cultural and historical monuments are now speaking Ukrainian.
Reference. The National Museum of Australia is one of the largest museums in the country, founded in 1980. It presents an exhibition dedicated to the social history of Australia, the main problems, people and events that have shaped the modern Australian nation.