Toronto Shevchenko Museum Moving to New Location
The museum dedicated to the Ukrainian poet has been in Toronto since 1952
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The Taras Shevchenko Museum in Toronto, Canada is moving to a new location.
This was reported by blogTO.
The museum has been opened since 1952 with the first location in Oakville, Canada, west of Toronto. The original museum was a victim of arson in 1988 and was destroyed.
After that, the museum relocated to Bloor Street West, home to a sizable Ukrainian community. Canada has the third largest population of ethnic Ukrainians behind Ukraine and Russia.
In 2014, the museum published a book about Shevchenko in three different languages and Canada has more “Shevchenkiana” than any other predominantly English speaking country.
The museum will reopen on October 20, 2019 with a gala celebration.
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