Crimean Museum Plans Photography Exhibition Chronicling Russian Incursion

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A photo of recent events in Crimea. Photo: courtesy Tavrida Museum.

Crimea’s Tavrida Museum, also known as the Central Museum of Tauris, is planning a new exhibition, tentatively titled “Thirty Days That Shook the Crimea: Chronicling the Crimean Crisis of 2014.”

An open call for submissions on the museum website asks for “interesting photographs” taken in Crimea between February 21 and March 21 of this year. In the aftermath of the Ukranian revolution (see artnet News report on national art reclaimed from the deposed government), Russian military forces entered the Crimean peninsula. Following the Russian incursion, Crimea asserted its independence from Ukraine and voted to join the Russian Federation.

The museum has also made headlines over artifacts from the Ukrainian national state fund loaned to Amsterdam’s Allard Pierson Museum. As reported by artnet News, it is unclear if the Tavrida Museum will retain ownership of the objects now that Crimea is part of Russia.

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