Order our new book, Atlas Obscura: An Explorer’s Guide to the World’s Hidden Wonders
Mini book

Kiev, Ukraine

One Street Museum Death Mask Collection

The largest collection of death masks in Ukraine 

The One Street Museum in Kiev, Ukraine has over 7,000 exhibits rich in historical content and priceless antiques. Among the museums many fascinating attractions is its extensive death mask collection. Director of the museum, Dmitry Shlyonsky, has traveled the world collecting authentic death masks of prominent Ukrainian writers, politicians and artists including since 2002.

The museum now contains approximately sixty death masks including figures such as Malevich, Bulgakov, Paustovsky, Queen and Petlyura. Along with the death mask themselves, the One Street Museum also displays the work of eminent sculptor Sergey Merkurov who is known for his revolutionary work in death mask art.

Edit Place