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My Ukrainian Journey

In March 2022, the Sunday Times art critic Waldemar Januszczak went on a dangerous journey to Ukraine to find out what was happening to Ukraine’s museums and art galleries after the Russian invasion. Was the art safe? How much had been destroyed?

In Lviv, he is shown around the empty walls of the National Museum and discovers that most of the country’s treasures have been safely hidden. Next, he is driven to a secret location outside the city where thousands of precious artworks have been stored.

In times of war, Waldemar learns, art becomes more important than ever.