Library and Archive

The Shevchenko Library and Archive in London is one of the most valuable assets of the Association. It houses a collection of more than 30,000 works, which include books and periodicals on Ukrainian themes and facilitates research for students, academics and other visitors. There are over 10,000 archive items which include documents, manuscripts and other items of cultural and historical value. There is also a large collection of Ukrainian postage stamps, sculptures and other works of art.

The Library’s aims and objectives are:

  • To preserve all items of historical and cultural value, including documents, works of art, books and periodicals;
  • To facilitate academic research on Ukrainian topics, particularly the history of the Ukrainian diaspora;
  • To bring Ukrainian themes to a wider audience through exhibitions and other events;
  • To establish and maintain a comprehensive catalogue of works.