“War Up Close” Virtual Museum at the Consulate General of Ukraine in Houston

On December 14, as part of the American tour, another exhibition of the “War Up Close” project took place in the hall of the Consulate General of Ukraine in Houston.

Consul General of Ukraine Vitaliy Tarasyuk and the project team provided insights into the current situation in Ukraine and allowed invited guests to virtually tour the consequences of the destruction of civil infrastructure, cultural landmarks, and residential quarters in our cities.

Visitors could literally touch the tools of Russia’s aggressive policies that bring death to Ukrainians. The exhibition featured remnants of missiles, mines, drones, air bombs, and military ammunition of Russian occupiers found at the sites of destroyed residential buildings, museums, schools, churches, and shopping centers in liberated and frontline areas in Ukraine.

Honored guests of the event included:

  • Consul of Germany – Kai Hennig
  • Honorary Consul – Marty McVey
  • Consul of Turkey – Ahmet Akinti
  • President of the Finnish-American Chamber of Commerce – Heikki J. Bergman
  • Representatives of the international company Air Liquide

An important outcome of our meeting with foreign diplomats was the joint readiness to stand united against Russia’s aggressive actions. This commitment was not only expressed in the assurances of foreign dignitaries in support of Ukraine but also in shaping the content of joint actions at the regional cooperation level.

“It was a well-organized diplomatic and cultural event that brought us many interesting acquaintances, positive feedback about our product, warm words, and proposals for support. And this is exactly what inspires us to organize new exhibitions in the United States and other countries around the world”, commented Yulia Matiash.

We thank the Consulate General of Houston for hosting and organizing the event, as well as the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, the Ministry of Culture and Information Policy of Ukraine, and the National Museum of Ukrainian History for their continuous support of our project.