THE SIXTH HLAVKA READINGS CAME TO AN END
On March 15, the Yuriy Fedkovych Chernivtsi National University hosted the Sixth Hlavka Readings devoted to the 110th anniversary of Josef Glavka’s death. The name of Josef Hlavka is associated with masterpieces of architecture, among which the ensemble of the Residence of Bukovinian and Dalmatian Metropolitans in Chernivtsi (nowadays – the central building of Yuriy Fedkovych Chernivtsi National University) is considered to be his best work. In 2011, the architectural ensemble “The Residence of Bukovinian and Dalmatian Metropolitans” was inscribed on UNESCO World Heritage List.
“Glavka Readings” were initiated by the University in 2008. This year the Sixth Hlavka Readings gathered in the Blue Hall: scientists, architects, museum staff and librarians, students and just all who took interest in the event.
The First Vice-Rector of Yuriy Fedkovych Chernivtsi National University Prof. Roman Petryshyn in his opening speech pointed out that “Glavka Readings” as well as three other actions planned by the University had been included into the list of official arrangements approved by the National Commission of Ukraine for UNESCO.
Within the frame of the Sixth Hlavka Readings, the participants of the round table talked about the life and the architectural heritage of Joseph Glavka; shared their research of unknown facts from the history of the Residence of Bukovinian and Dalmatian Metropolitans; considered different projects of restoration of lost elements of the residence’s buildings; mentioned renowned architects from Chernivtsi. Serhiy Osachuk (a historian and Austria’s Honorary Consul to Chernivtsi), Svitlana Geregova (Associate Professor of the department of History of Ukraine), Iryna Korotun(Doctor of Architecture), Mychailo Zushman(Director of the university library) maid their reports concerning Josef Hlavka’s creative life and the Residence of Bukovinian and Dalmatian Metropolitans.
Vice-rector of Yuriy Fedkovych Chernivtsi National University Prof.Tamara Marusyk, one of the main organizers of the Sixth Hlavka Readings, summed up the work of the meeting by the words of Josef Glavka: “Take care of the human feeling of beauty, help each other, live as one friendly family. Have your own opinion, but respect the opinion of others. Be honest and generous, be creators, not destroyers.”