UDC 549.069 (477)


O.M. Ponomarenko, https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5179-6091

V.I. Pavlyshyn, Researcher ID: D-6558-2019

L.O. Solomatina

M.P. Semenenko Institute of Geochemistry, Mineralogyand Ore Formation of the NAS of Ukraine

34, Acad. Palladin Ave., Kyiv, Ukraine, 03142

E-mail: pan.igmof@gmail.com, v.i.pavlyshyn@gmail.com, mineralogi1610@ukr.net

Language: Ukrainian

Mineralogical journal 2019, 41 (4): 66-74


The history of museum business, mineralogical museums of the world and Ukraine is briefly covered in the context of the prerequisites for the founding of a new museum in Ukraine. The creation of the Vladimir Vernadsky Mineralogical Museum is the embodiment of one of the many projects of the first president of the NAS of Ukraine. The primary tasks of the then Ukrainian Academy of Sciences, he attributed the creation of the Mineralogical Museum, which was supposed to consist of two closely related institutions - the Museum itself and the Mineralogical Institute. After 50 years, such an institute – of M.P. Semenenko Institute of Geochemistry, Mineralogy and Ore Formation (IGMOF) of the NAS of Ukraine was created, after 100 years it was the turn to turn the mineralogical collection at the Institute into the Mineralogical Museum named after the world-famous scientist, whose whole life was closely connected with Ukraine. The mineralogical collection was founded in 1978, it was based on personal collections of minerals of famous Ukrainian mineralogists academician Yevhen Lazarenko and academician Alexander Povarennyh. Now the collection fund consists of more than 7000 samples, which represent about 1000 mineral species and their varieties from more than 50 countries from all over the world. According to the diversity of minerals, the IGMOF NAS of Ukraine collection occupies a worthy place among its own kind in Ukraine. More than half of the samples are exhibited in thematic expositions: "Systematic Mineralogy", "Gemstone Bouquet with Silica", "Petrified Wood" and others. The collection "Minerals of Ukraine", which presents samples of almost all mineral species known in the bowels of Ukraine, is a priority in the collection.

Keywords: mineralogical collection, mineralogical museum, giant crystals, exposition, V.I. Vernadsky.


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