Ukraine has transferred 38 works of art to Poland for safekeeping. The art is from the Khanenko Museum in Kyiv, which holds Ukraine’s largest art collection and was damaged last year by Russian artillery strikes. Polish culture minister Piotr Gliński noted that 1,400 cultural institutions in Ukraine have been damaged, with a third completely destroyed. “We have accepted new refugees from Ukraine – this time they are works of art,” said Wojciech Fałkowski, director of the Royal Castle in Warsaw, one of many Polish museums that are assisting Ukrainian cultural institutions. “They are works from the top shelf of European art…[and] testimony to eastern European countries belonging to the same European civilization as the west of the continent.”

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