Victor Yushchenko presided over a meeting of the Art Arsenal Council. Humanitarian Vice Prime Minister Vyacheslav Kyrylenko, Culture and Tourism Minister Ihor Likhovy and Kyiv Mayor Oleksandr Omelchenko took part in the meeting to approve a concept of this museum complex, President's press office reported.

The President was particularly grateful to Vyacheslav Kyrylenko, Deputy Head of the Council, for formulating the concept. The Head of State said he was convinced its approval would be a “historic decision.”

Kyrylenko noted that the Art Arsenal should be a center to promote the Ukrainian culture. He added that, formulating the concept, a working group had decided to found several museums at the complex: a history museum, a modern and folk art museum, a jewelry museum, and a museum of private collections. Besides, they plan to open various centers and build a children’s town within the complex.
Kyrylenko suggested they should encourage parliamentarians to pass a bill on the Art Arsenal regulating financial and administrative aspects of the project.

The President is sure that private companies can also take part in the implementation of the project and suggested they should form a council of sponsors by December 1.

The participants of the meeting agreed that the working group should revise the existing concept and submit it to Victor Yushchenko by November 25.

On October 7, 2005, Victor Yushchenko signed a decree to establish the Council of the Art Arsenal. According to the decree, the major task of the council is to define conceptual fundamentals of the museum complex and consolidate society to implement the project.


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