The project "Ukrainian Audio Guides in the World Leading Museums" is a part of the long-term initiative of the Ukrainian Institute to introduce Ukrainian-language audio guides in leading museums of the world. The initiative is implemented jointly with Ukraine's diplomatic institutions abroad.
The audio guide is now available for visitors of the Belvedere Palace. The project was launched this spring by the Ukrainian Institute in collaboration with the Embassy of Ukraine in the Republic of Austria.
"Such projects shape Ukraine's image in the world, particularly in the European context. For instance, over 1.5 million tourists visited Belvedere last year," commented Volodymyr Sheiko, director general of the Ukrainian Institute: "I am positive that as the number of connections between Vienna and Kyiv rises, there will be more Ukrainian tourists."
The audio guide consists of 120 tracks dedicated to the Upper Belvedere collection along with 8 tracks on general information about the palace.
The Belvedere Palace is one of the world's leading museums with a big collection of art pieces from the Middle Ages to the present. Specifically, Belvedere owns the world's largest collection of paintings by Gustav Klimt, as well as outstanding examples of Viennese Biedermeier, Austrian Baroque, and French Impressionism.
Ukrainian-language audio guides are already available at the National Museum in Poland and the POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews.