Donetsk National Museum of Local Lore.
Being founded in 1924, the Donetsk Museum of Local Lore is a known as multi-disciplinary historical complex. It contains a precious collection of about 150 thousand items. Many of them are unique and are representing a global significance, being an integral part of the cultural heritage.
In August 2014 the Donetsk National Museum was badly damaged after heavy shelling of Donetsk city by the Ukrainian army. As a result, the museum suffered great losses in its historical collection. A year later, due to the joint efforts of the Ministry of Culture and Ministry of Emergency Situations of Donetsk National Republic (DNR) the rescuing and restoration works started. Together with museum staff, they have rescued some surviving examples of the zoological collections from the rubble and debris of ruins.
ISIDA Project have provided the completion of Museum exhibits with rare books and prints of the end of XIX- beginning of XXcentury of its own library, devoted to the geology and archeology of the Donetsk Coal Basin.
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