The loss of early printed books of Lviv gallery called the largest in the history of Ukraine. The police opened the proceedings

Director of the Lviv art gallery Taras Wozniak named the missing from the Museum of the 95 unique books and 2 manuscripts XVI-XVIII centuries the largest in the history of independent Ukraine.

He said this on 5 January at a specially convened press-conference in Lviv, reports ZAXID.NET.

The test is affected only the Cyrillic part of the collection in the Museum of the book.

No accurate list of the missing books or their estimated cost is not yet known. Expert and member of the Commission, who checked the holdings of the Museum of the book, Vera Vries said that among the missing is one of the two copies of the «Apostle» of Ivan Fedorovich, and his «Bible» and other rarities.

Taras Wozniak said that on 4 January about the disappearance was notified by the Ministry of culture and the police. The Museum of books at a time will be closed to visitors, and research staff suspended from work. Also seized inventory books and the keys to the Depository.

The former Director of the Lviv national gallery of arts Larysa Razinkova-Woznicka (2012-2016), the daughter of Boris Voznytsky, who led the LIE of the last 50 years, has said that he believes information about the disappearance of ancient books «an attack on the good name of Boris Voznytsky G. and partially on me.» Razinkova-Woznicka requires during the investigation to dismiss Taras Wozniak, who headed’t LIE to 15 September 2016 and immediately initiated an inventory of Museum collections. She also said that in the summer of 2016 by the staff of the Museum was the inventory, which loss is not found. However, under the act of verifying the signature of Larissa Woznicki no.

The Director of the book Museum Larisa spasskaia considers it appropriate to double-check the collection of Cyrillic early printed books. Perhaps, rarities, somewhere in there, she said.

Meanwhile, the police opened criminal proceedings on the fact of disappearance of about 100 old books from the Lviv art gallery.

According to the Department of communication of the Main Directorate of the National police in the Lviv region, the production opened under part 3 of article 191 of the criminal code of Ukraine (misappropriation, embezzlement or acquisition of property by abuse of official position).

As reported, in may of last year in Kiev from the collections of the National library of Ukraine them.Vernadsky was the stolen copy of the oldest printed in the territory of Ukraine of the book – «the Acts and the Epistles of the apostles», published in 1574 by Ivan Fedorov in Lviv, the circulation of about 1-1,2 thousand copies and which is now preserved approximately 120 copies. Later, however, the library said that the stolen book Fedorov is one of the oldest, printed on the territory of the Russian books «the acts of the apostles charged by the Holy Apostle and Evangelist Luke» 1563-1564. edition. So, the library contains three copies of the publication.




The loss of early printed books of Lviv gallery called the largest in the history of Ukraine. The police opened the proceedings 05.01.2017

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