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The Ethnology Notebooks. 2023. № 6 (174), 1408—1415

UDK [7.072.2:001.32-051](477.83-25)”20″Г.Стельмащук

DOI https://doi.org/10.15407/nz2023.06.1408



  • ORCID ID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2709-0283
  • Candidate of Art History, Associate Professor,
  • Lviv National Academy of Arts,
  • 38, Kubiyovycha St., 79011, Lviv, Ukraine,
  • Contacts: e-mail: ladacymbala73@gmail.com

Abstract. Since 2003 till nowadays, Academician of the National Academy of Arts of Ukraine, Doctor of Art History, Professor Halyna Stelmashchuk has headed the Department of Art History and Theory at the Lviv National Academy of Arts. Over the course of twenty years, the scholarly interests of the Art critic changed, the priorities of art education changed, but the academic values ​​of Galina Stelmashchuk remained unchanged: academic freedom, academic integrity, barrier-free thinking, professionalism, and openness to interaction.

The purpose of this study are the values that were reflected through Halyna Stelmashchuk’s activities at the Academy of Arts. The research, based on a methodology of retrospective description and comparative analysis, discusses the preservation and evaluation of the department and its Academic traditions, as promoted by Halyna Stelmashchuk throughout the years. The sources for this article include publications by Halyna Stelmashchuk, reflections on the development of Art education, memoirs and critical remarks about her activities, and recollections by her current students.

The article analyzes the professional interests of Halyna Stelmashchuk, which transformed because of political, economic, and cultural changes, and pointed to the universal ethical and aesthetical priorities that today represent not only the personality of the world-renowned Art critic, but also the Department of Art History and Theory, the life of the Academy, and the Artistic environment of the region in general.

The Scientific novelty of the article are focused on the future. The practical significance, related to the long-term experience of the Academician of the National Academy of Arts of Ukraine, professor, Art researcher, Head of the Department of Art History and Theory, teacher, and sincere colleague — Halyna Stelmashchuk can become a kind of guide for followers of the department and its academic traditions and strengthen new relevant strategic visions in the future.

Keywords: Halyna Stelmashchuk, Department of History and Theory of Art, values orientations, professionalism, academic integrity, strategic thinking.

Received 30.10.2023


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