The National Cultural, Artistic and Museum Complex “Mystetskyi Arsenal” is a historical and
architectural monument of national importance in the protected area of the Old Kiev-Pechersk Fortress.
It was built in 1784-1801 according to the project of Lieutenant General of Artillery Ivan Meller.
3 In 2003, the Art Arsenal became a cultural and artistic institution where large events take place
The total area of the “Mystetskyi Arsenal” – 60 000м2
Architectural and meaningful dominant of National Cultural-Art Museum Complex “Mystetskyi Arsenal” is the Old Arsenal building, an architectural monument of national importance, which was erected in 1783-1801 according to project by Lieutenant-General Ivan (Johann) Meller for the needs of the Kyiv garrison on the site of the Ascension Nunnery. During the Independence of Ukraine, starting from 2003, Arsenal became the cultural and artistic institutions and got the name “Mystetskyi Arsenal.”
Soon a new generation museum, with modern technical infrastructure that meets the requirements of a dynamic exhibition centre and simultaneously perform a broad educational function, invite visitors into the spacious of exhibition and exposition halls, art laboratories, electronic libraries, bookstores, conference rooms, information centres, classrooms .
By 2013, the complex is partly in a state of reconstruction and construction. However, today Mystetskyi Arsenal operates in an active creative format, because the Old Arsenal building in June 2010 was the most adapted for the convenience of participants and comfortable leisure of visitors, making it possible to implement the diverse cultural and artistic projects. Architectural and spatial concept of the complex allows scale art projects, exhibitions, presentations, charity balls and more to be held. Area of the Mystetskyi Arsenal Building is 50 000 m².
Mystetskyi Arsenal National Art and Culture Museum Complex
Address: 10-12 Lavrska Street Kyiv, Ukraine