National art museum
(6 Hrushevskoho Street. Tel.: 044-2787454, www.namu.kiev.ua)
This elegant but understated art gallery is located right in the middle of the city and regularly puts on special shows.
Why should I go? Until 1991 Ukraine had spent centuries living under foreign rule and throughout this period the Ukrainian national idea was kept alive in culture and art. The National Art Museum regularly puts on exhibitions which offer fascinating glimpses of these efforts to keep ancient Ukrainian traditions alive for future generations.