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The Ethnology Notebooks. 2020. № 1 (151), 36—48




MOLYN Valentyna


PhD in Art History,

assistant professor of the department of Fine Arts

and Academic Disciplines of Kosiv Institute of Applied

and Decorative Arts of Lviv National Academy of Arts,

2, Mitskevych St., 78600, Kosiv, Ukraine,

Contacts: e-mail:

Abstract. Introduction. The article is dedicated to the anniversary of Kateryna Romanivna Susak, Honoured Worker of Education of Ukraine, initiator of the foundation and the first rector of Kosiv State Institute of Applied and Decorative Arts (today Kosiv Institute of Applied and Decorative Arts of Lviv National Academy of Arts), member of the National Union of Folk Art Masters of Ukraine.

Problem Statement. The rationale of the study is determined by the fact that over many years of pedagogical activity at the educational establishment K. Susak successively passed the stages of professional advancement, occupying positions of a teacher, deputy director, director and ultimately a rector. She led the work of an educational institution for more than eighteen years.

The author of the article keeps track of her research work, curricular practices and creative techniques, students’ graduate works supervision, as well as participation of the hero of the anniversary in various arts and cultural events.

Purpose. The goal of the article is to reveal personal long-lasting work and leadership of Kateryna Romanivna Susak as a teacher and head of the art educational institution in Kosiv. The attention is focused on her role in reformation and development of a growth strategy of the educational establishment in the context of reorganization of art institutions, state educational standards and creative staff training.

Methods. The principle of consistency, the method of historical reconstruction and the contextual one have been chosen as research methods. Photo-interviews are used at the stage of collecting and organizing primary information.

Results. Kateryna Romanivna Susak is engaged in the academic research work and scientific activity. She is known as the author of the published works and research articles, speaker at the international, all-Ukrainian and regional academic conferences, head and organizer of numerous events in the fields of art. She works creatively as a master of artistic embroidery; she is a civic-minded person and is actively involved in public life. A number of high government awards honours the educational work of K. Susak, they are medals, prizes, awards, titles of honour and orders.

Conclusion. The information given in the article can be used when writing a monograph publication about Kateryna Romanivna Susak.

Keywords: Kateryna Romanivna Susak, Kosiv Institute of Applied and Decorative Arts, teacher, leader, researcher, master, artistic embroidery.

Received 15.01.2020


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