The museum introduces creative work of prominent representatives of Ukrainian Diaspora.
It was founded on May 29, 1999. The exposition is placed in eight halls of the ancient merchant mansion built more than 200 years ago in classical style on Moskovskaya Street, that used to be central in Kiev. The museum’s collection represents life and art work of composers, choirmasters, writers, poets, choreographers and vocalists who were born in Kiev, got their education here, worked for a while and then had to leave their native city. Works of such famous Ukrainian artists as L. Morozova (USA), O. Bulavitskiy (USA), brothers M. Krichevskiy (France) and D. Krichevskiy (USA), T. Messak and V. Savchak (Australia) are represented in the museum. Creative work of writers D. Gumennaya, A. Cheryn (USA), O. Gay-Golovko, B. Oleksandriv (Canada), B. Kovalenko (Australia) are represented in the museum.
Separate expositions are devoted to work of the great dancer and ballet master Serge Lifar and pianist V. Gorovits. In Lifar`s memorial hall – the largest in the museum – there are pictures showing the dancer with Sharle de Golle, Jorge Pompidu, Charlie Chaplin, Evita Peron. The honorable Lifar`s medal, presented to the prominent Ukrainian by the Mayor of Paris is also presented in the museum.