Culture under fire: protecting Ukrainian heritage

A response to the Russian invasion of Ukraine

April 28, 2022

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A monument of the city founder Duke de Richelieu is seen covered with sandbags for protection, amid Russia's invasion of Ukraine, in central Odessa on March 9. Partially obscured.

Photo: manhhai, CC BY 2.0

Event details

Online program – Zoom

Video: Culture sous le feu : protéger le patrimoine ukrainien – Réponse à l’invasion russe de l’Ukraine

Join this interactive discussion about the evolving crisis in Ukraine, the ongoing attempts by Russia to destroy cultural property and heritage in Ukraine.

How is the international community joining efforts with Ukrainians to help protect sites, monuments and heritage collections? What can we all do in times of conflict to uphold individual and collective rights?

The interactive program will be held online via Zoom. It will include a Q&A session with those in attendance.


The panel will consist of representatives from the International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS), the International Council of Museums Canada (ICOM), the Ukrainian Museum of Canada, Ontario Branch, the International Criminal Court, and the Ministry of Culture and Information Policy, Ukraine.


Award‐winning journalist Marcy Markusa is the host of Information Radio on CBC Radio One in Winnipeg. Marcy won a Gabriel Award in 2012 for hosting Resolve, a CBC Radio One special. Marcy is the 2016 recipient of the YMCA‐YWCA Winnipeg Women of Distinction in Public Relations and Communications.

The Museum is proud to present this program in partnership with the International Council on Monuments and Sites, the International Council of Museums Canada, the Ukrainian Museum of Canada and the Canadian Commission for UNESCO.

Please note that this program is subject to change or cancellation without notice.