Do you like visiting museums? And you don’t know what to see in Kyiv? The National Museum of the History of Ukraine located at Volodymyrska st., 2, invites you to visit the exhibition of mechanical watches “Tick-tac! The era of mechanical watches” that will be open until 17 May. According to the organizers, visitors to NMIU will be able to see 90 watches of various types - floor, wall, table, fireplace, pocket and wrist, created during the XVIII - mid XX centuries.
Some of the samples showed there belonged to the well-known artistic and public figures such as Ukrainian writer Olga Kobylyanskaya, world-famous ballet dancer and choreographer Serge Lifar, Kyiv aircraft designer Vladimir Grigoriev, naturalist Nikolai Przhevalsky, social and political figure Dmitry Miloradovich and others.
The exhibition also includes a wall clock with an unusual history. It was presented by Kyiv famous collector Yuriy Novitsky, who collected the largest collection of time-measuring devices in Kyiv.
On the banners in the exhibition hall, you can find information about the structure of mechanical watches, learn about their evolution over the past seven centuries, as well as about the development of watchmaking in Ukraine and see samples of watch advertising from Kyiv newspapers from the second half of the XIX - early XX centuries.
The curator of the exhibition is a researcher of the department of the late medieval, early and new history of Ukraine at NMIU Anatoliy Barannik.