The main objectives OF the project are:
- development and popularization of contemporary photography in Ukraine, Post-Soviet countries and Eastern Europe;
- creating and preserving the collection of Ukrainian and world photography;
promotion and development culture and education in the realm of photography;
- encouraging expansion of the information field around processes in contemporary photography;
boosting formation of the photography market in Ukraine;
- engage researchers in solving topical issues of the photographic practices;
- establishing a fruitful cooperation with cultural institutions all over Ukraine (exhchange of exhibitions, technology, ideas, as well as cultural exchange, working on collaborative projects, finding cooperative solutions of problems and challenges);
- prompting international collaboration and European integration through cultural exchange;
- managing and resource support in development of the civic society, its institutes and organizations.
The museum will have its own independent exhibition space. The restoration project of the building is being developed by A44 Architecture & Design Studio from Lviv.The building of the museum is located by the railways, in a place that looks deserted and industrial, but also expressive, which perfectly matches the mood of Kharkiv photography. Museum’s distinct and contemporary visual identity style was created by Molto Bureau design studio. The restoration works are planned to be finished by the end of 2020.
Starting from November 2018 a few rooms of the building 17, Lizy Chaikinoi Lane have already accommodated our team for the work on the project. Recently we have acquired technical equipment for the museum and furniture for storing big-size prints. We expect that in a few weeks we will be fully ready to welcome visitors wishing to see the archive and photobook collection or discuss photo-related topics.
Curator, research advisor
(photo credit: Marek Szczepański)
MOKSOP Identity design
Manometer Factory LLC
Sponsor of the project
A44 Architecture & design studio
MOKSOP reconstruction project
Web studio Landing Space
Website production and support
Publishing of artbooks and photo albums