National Museum of Taras Shevchenko in Kiev, established on the basis of the former Gallery of paintings Shevchenko in Kharkiv and the Central State Museum of Taras Shevchenko in Kiev. The museum’s collection consists of unique values: the original painting works of Shevchenko, documents about his life and work, handwritten lists of his poems, rare photographs of the poet and his friends incunabula of Shevchenko with his autographs, almost all editions of works of poet and literature about him, since lifetime and ending with modern domestic and foreign editions.
The 24 rooms are more than 4 thousand. Pieces. The museum has more than 800 original paintings, portraits, drawings, etchings Shevchenko, personal belongings of the poet, photocopies of his manuscripts (26 paintings made with oil, 522 watercolor and pencil drawings and etchings, 166 memorial items and 533 units of archival files: investigation of Shevchenko, autographs writers case of the construction of the monument to Shevchenko) and many others.