Nikanor Onatsky Regional Art Museum in Sumy

Nikanor Onatsky Regional Art Museum in Sumy is a state museum in Sumy, Ukraine. Its collection is one of the best in Ukraine and contains works of native and from all over the world artists. It is a real treasure trove of national and foreign fine and decorative arts of the XVI - XXI centuries, based on the art collection of the famous Kyiv industrialist and philanthropist Oskar Hansen.[1]

The Museum in 2017

History and exposition


The museum was founded on March 1, 1920, by Nikanor Onatsky (1875–1937), an artist, teacher and public figure, an apprentice of Ilya Repin.

The museum was formed on the basis of local private collections that had been nationalised and O. Gansen's collection that was located in the city at that time.[2]

The exposition and the funds of the museum number over 15,000 museum pieces.

The exposition occupies eight rooms of the two-storey mansion that was built in the late 19th – early 20th century by G. Sholts, an architect from Sumy, and originally housed the State Bank of the Russian Empire. On display there are paintings, drawings, sculptures, decorative works by the old masters as well as by modern artists, from both Ukraine and abroad.

See also



  1. ^ "ЕСУ/Оскар Гансен". Archived from the original on 8 October 2017. Retrieved 8 October 2017.
  2. ^ Гансен Оскар-Герман Германович - Енциклопедія Сучасної України. 2017-10-08. ISBN 9789660220744. Archived from the original on 2017-10-08. Retrieved 2023-08-03.

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