Ukrainian Treasures into Tractors: The Fate of the Kyivan Lavra's Sacred Art

Thursday, April 26, 2012
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
1219 International Affairs Building

Please join the Ukrainian Studies Program at the Harriman Institute for a talk by Edward Kasinec, Curator Emeritus, Slavic and East European Collections, New York Public Library, and Harriman Institute Research Scholar and Staff Associate.

Edward Kasinec holds graduate degrees from Columbia University (M.A., 1968, M.Phil.,1979) and Simmons College (M.L.S., 1976). In addition, Kasinec has been awarded a Certificate in Archival Studies from American University (1971), as well as a Certificate in Appraisal Studies (Fine and Decorative Arts, 2010) from New York University.

His professional career includes service as Reference Librarian/Archivist for the Harvard University Library and the Ukrainian Research Institute Library (1973-80); Librarian for Slavic Collections, University of California, Berkeley, Library (1980-84); and Curator, Slavic and Baltic Division, the New York Public Library (1984-2009).

He presently holds appointment as a Research Scholar and Staff Associate, Harriman Institute, Columbia University. Kasinec has also served as a Staff Advisor to the Education, Programming and Exhibitions Department of the New York Public Library.