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Bohdan and Varvara Khanenko National Museum of Arts

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Superb Medevial, Oriental & Reneaissance Museum

Great museum for European Medieval Art, Renaissance, Baroque, Velasquez, Bellini, Rubens, Bruegel... read more

Reviewed November 14, 2018
Marmaris, Turkey
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The Near & Far East Collection is Superb

One of my favorite 'small' Kyiv museums. The Khanenko's collection of European painting and... read more

Reviewed August 28, 2018
Kiev, Ukraine
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The largest museum of world arts in Ukraine was founded in 1919 on the basis of private art collection of Bohdan and Varvara Khanenkos, the outstanding Ukrainian patrons of art. Gorgeous interiors of the museum halls provide an exquisite setting for...more
Tereshchenkivska St., 15/17, Kiev 10114, Ukraine
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Reviewed November 14, 2018 via mobile

Great museum for European Medieval Art, Renaissance, Baroque, Velasquez, Bellini, Rubens, Bruegel, Goya and Medevial Art. Plus Byzantic period priceless V-VI centuries icona’s. Not enough? Plus oriental art objects. All aound 2000 different original Pieces. Just Superb! Privat museum from Bogdan Khanenko, built in 1887....More

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed August 28, 2018

One of my favorite 'small' Kyiv museums. The Khanenko's collection of European painting and portraiture is surely fine, but it's the Asian rooms that are gripping. From Iran to Tibet to Japan, the collection of devotional objects, everyday objects, various ceramics and Japanese graphics is...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 23, 2018 via mobile

Indeed very nice collection of art. And a nice building. But English explanations were all this place needed.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed June 14, 2018

Bohndan and Varvare Khanenko is a beautiful house with many old furnishings and above all the beautiful paintings.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed March 29, 2018 via mobile

I stopped by here today and was overall impressed with the quality of the collection and the gorgeous interior design- and I have been to a LOT of art museums all over. In particular I liked the Renaissance and French rococo interiors of two rooms...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank genibre69
Reviewed August 18, 2017

You will find moth European and Asian (e.g. Japanese) masterpieces there, the museum is divided in 2 parts accordingly. The collection used to belong to Khanenko family, and they have made a decision to create a museum out of their mansion in the beginning of...More

Date of experience: September 2016
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Reviewed August 9, 2017

August in Kyiv is a blast to the sensations even if we exclude Independence Day on the 24 August every year in Ukraine. Try the very steep escalators to the underground Metro in Kyiv, Ukraine and hop on one of the constantly shuttling almost always...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed July 20, 2017 via mobile

Highly recommended to visit this very fine collection in its original setting! By far the finest collection we saw in Ukraine. And as usual in fine old buildings, don't forget to admire the ceilings. First class paintings and statues of course, but also the non-art...More

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed July 9, 2017

We decided to visit this Art gallery whilst in Kyiv - but what I had not expected in particular was the room dedicated to Japan. It was wonderful, in particular the display of netsukes. Made of ivory - so tiny, but beautifully carved. There is...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank kaw118
Reviewed May 30, 2017

An enjoyable experience,however, not a very extensive collection. Good collection of Japanese and far eastern art. You will need to pay for use of a camera ( mobile phone pictures are free) . As in all museums your tickets are scrupulously checked.

Date of experience: May 2017
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