Open lecture on Carpathian architecture by the researcher of wooden churches and sacred architecture Mykhailo Syrokhman

The world is confidently moving from the outdated concept of “completed higher education” to the concept of “continuous education” that lasts a lifetime.
The “Lost Churches of Transcarpathia” project supports this movement and invites you to attend a series of five lectures by the project’s experts in Uzhhorod.

Євген Забарило лекторій

On September 10, at 1:00 p.m., the Uzhgorod Greek Catholic Theological Academy (Patrusa Karpatskyi Street, 2A) will host a lecture by Mykhailo Syrokhman, a researcher of wooden churches and sacred architecture.

Михайло Сирохман лектор


▪️ “Wooden churches and bell towers of Transcarpathia: history, historical aspect”
▪️ “Lost churches of Transcarpathia”
▪️ “Wooden churches of Transcarpathia, preserved by moving”

Event duration: 2-2.5 hours.

Mykhailo Syrokhman is known as an art critic, a graphic artist and a teacher of the Transcarpathian Art Institute, and above all as a “guru” of wooden churches, to which he devoted more than 40 years of field and archival research.

Starting from the end of the 1970s, the researcher recorded wooden churches, chapels and bell towers on photographs and slides, asked about existing and lost temples of old residents, descendants of master builders, conducted searches in archives, corresponded with local historians. From 2000 until now, Mykhailo Syrokhman has been working in the archives and museum funds of the Czech Republic, Slovakia, and Hungary, paying special attention to lost churches. The facts and unique images discovered by him – photos, drawings, plans – made it possible to significantly supplement the materials of field research in the 1980s and 1990s. Based on this work, he has already published the monumental monograph “Churches of Ukraine. Transcarpathia” (2000), the books “55 Wooden Churches of Transcarpathia” (2008), “Wooden Churches and Bell Towers of Transcarpathia” (2016), “Builders of Transcarpathian Churches” (2019) and others.

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On September 11, at 1:00 p.m., on the premises of Bishop Mukachivskyi’s residence (Kapitulna Street, 9), we will listen to two lectures by Doctor of Art History Mykhailo Prymych

Михайло Приймич лектор


▪️ “Church painting of Transcarpathia”

▪️ “Iconostas of Transcarpathia”

Event duration: 1-1.5 hours.

Mykhailo Pryymich – doctor of art history, head of the Department of Decorative and applied arts of the Transcarpathian Art Institute. Author of the book “Iconostas of Transcarpathia” (2015), the book album “Church Painting of Transcarpathia” (2017), the monograph “Professional church painting of Transcarpathia of the second half of the 18th – the first half of the 20th century: folk tradition, Byzantine canonicity and the influence of Western European art” and a number of other works significant for the development of the topic.

We invite all connoisseurs of the topic of searching and discovering hidden pages of the Ukrainian history.

Free entrance.

Important: pre-registration ( is a necessary condition for attending lectures to receive confirmation of the availability of seats following the rules of adaptive quarantine.

About the project:

“Lost churches of Transcarpathia” is an applied interdisciplinary scientific study of Ukrainian humanitarianism in Central Europe, in the form of a database (online and offline), containing the most comprehensive and structured information about the unique cultural heritage of Transcarpathia – 156 objects of lost sacred architecture: wooden churches, belfries, brick churches of polyethnic population groups of the region.

Різновиди карпатської архітектури

The project “Lost Churches of Transcarpathia” is implemented by the Transcarpathian Art Institute with the support of the Ukrainian Cultural Fund, in partnership with the NGO “Cultural Platform Zakarpattia” and the Mukachevo Greek Catholic Diocese. The position of the Ukrainian Cultural Foundation may not coincide with the opinion of the authors.

  The lost churches will return to the cultural map of Transcarpathia