The bulk of the museum collection is currently in storage pending completion of construction of the new Patriarch Mstyslav Museum building, but are used as the basis for rotating exhibitions in the UHEC Library Gallery. If you are researcher interested in a limited number of specific objects or object types that are currently in storage, it may be possible to arrange to view them. Please direct your inquiry to

Collecting scope

The UHEC Patriarch Mstyslav Museum's collecting scope broadly encompasses the following areas:

Ukrainian History

Materials related to the tumultuous social, political, and religious history of Ukraine and its vicinity.

Ukrainian Material Culture, Folk Art, and Ethnography

Materials that illuminate the beliefs and cultural practices of the Ukrainian people, including textiles, embroidery, carvings, photographs, and period descriptions of traditional Ukrainian culture.

Ukrainian Fine and Religious Art

Paintings, sculptures, engravings, and other works by Ukrainian and Ukrainian American fine and craft artists, and works by non-Ukrainian artists inspired by Ukrainian themes. Icons, vestments, and other religious ritual objects.

Immigration, Exile, and the Ukrainian-American Experience

Materials that document the forces that caused Ukrainians to leave their native land, and the difficulties and triumphs encountered by them and their descendants.

In the above, "Ukraine" is defined broadly as the boundaries of the current Ukrainian nation-state, as well as neighboring areas that currently or historically have had a significant ethnic Ukrainian populations.


Do you have items or collections that you are interested in donating? Please contact us first! Here is some additional information for donors.