How and why the Wooden Churches of Ukraine website is being
The main trend of our project (you can read about it in more detail here)
is further development of this website which is directed in the first place toward our colleagues, amateurs of local
lore who like to travel around Ukraine; that's why the website is structured on the geographical principle (modern
Hopefully, the website will also be useful for experts who are also expected to offer us their moral and
informational assistance. Some of them are already cooperating with us.
The main components of the website:
consisting of photos taken in expeditions, obtained from archives, given by our friends or borrowed from literature
sources. Every guest can enlarge the website photoarchive with his or her
own photos. Authors are mentioned necessarily!
Ideally, we'll have a complete photocatalogue of existing wooden churches.
- web bibliography and e-books collection
Every page dedicated to a town or a village will contain information collected in expeditions, references to other
web resources and literature sources. Our base is a widely known in narrow circles four-volume catalogue
"The Monuments of Town-planning and Architecture of the Ukrainian
SSR" (Kyiv: 1983-86); unfortunately, no more complete edition has been published so far.
A separate important part of the website will be a professionally elaborated
all collected literature will be gradually digitized. We'll appreciate
adding your own materials or providing literature for copying.
- photogalleries, pictures, popular articles
What we don't really mean is our website being boring or dull. That's why any subjective information will be
highly appreciated! Thematic photo collections, genre snapshots, drawings, as well as travel notes and comments made
by our authors and correspondents will be presented without fail. We also plan to prepare skeleton maps and object
affixments for travellers.
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