In commemoration of the 33rd anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear catastrophe  – April 26, 1986, and dedicated to all men, women and children who have been affected by the nuclear disasters.
April 26, 2019 (Friday) from 10.00 to 18.00 only one day absolutely free of charge for visitors, the museum will open the unique impressive media exhibition of the ARTEFACT project. Interactive installations, laser projections, 3D-mapping, motion design – these modern media art technologies will help visitors to move emotionally into the past, to feel like a real witness to the Chernobyl events. The video-photo-documentary content of the project is from the collection of the National Museum “Chornobyl”.

The main mission of the ARTEFACT project is to draw attention to the issues of manipulation and conscious consumption of information in the modern world. The authors of the project consider the tragedy of Chornobyl as an informational catastrophe no less than technological disaster. This rethinking is important for understanding the essence of the tragedy by society today, in order to avoid such disasters in the future.

“Today, there are more “fake” about Chernobyl than true information, which suggests the serious consequences of the Chernobyl catastrophe which we are living today with and which may well be repeated tomorrow,” says Valerii Korshunov, author of the Artifact project.

Anna Korolevska, scientific director of the museum: “40 years after the nuclear bombing of Hiroshima in 1945, Chernobyl became a shock for all of mankind, who expected danger for its existence only from nuclear weapons. But this danger came from the seemingly the most peaceful. Every family around the world talked about Chernobyl. The word Chernobyl with the sign of equality – anxiety, fear, entered into each family and raised a generation whose social formation took place under the sign of Chernobyl. And so today, more than 30 years after the catastrophe, those who were children in 1986 or even not yet born, eagerly want to understand what happened, why, and whether repetition is possible. The mission of the museum is to help them not to drown in the ocean of modern information, to teach the basics of life safety in the atomic era. ”