The Chernihiv Collegium, also known as Chernihiv Collegium, is a historic secondary school in Ukraine. It was founded in 1700 as the Little Russia Collegium and was initially based on the Slavic-mathematical school from Novgorod-Siversky. The college offered education in subjects such as Latin, Greek, history, geography, mathematics, and philosophy. The majority of its students were children of Cossack officers and wealthy burghers of the Left Bank.
The Chernihiv Collegium was established on the initiative of influential church and cultural figures, Lazar Baranovich and Ioan Maksymovych, with the support of Hetman Ivan Mazepa. Alongside the Kyiv-Mohyla Academy and the Kharkiv Collegium, it became one of the leading centers of education and culture in Ukraine during the 18th century.
The Collegium is housed in a unique building that was part of the Borisoglebsk Monastery, which served as the residence of the Chernihiv archbishops. It features a two-tiered refectory built in the late 17th century and a bell tower consecrated by Archbishop John Maksimovich in 1702. The bell tower, funded by Hetman Ivan Mazepa, contains the Church of All Saints and is adorned with ceramic icons depicting the Savior and the Virgin Mary.
During the Second World War, the building was severely damaged but was later restored in the 1950s. Currently, it serves as an exhibition space for Ukrainian icon painting and showcases the history of the Collegium, as well as the city of Chernihiv. The Chernihiv Collegium is part of the National Historical and Architectural Reserve "Ancient Chernigov" and is considered an architectural monument of national importance.
Visitors to the Collegium have found it to be an interesting museum with affordable ticket prices and the option to pay by card. The exhibits are diverse and informative, although some visitors have expressed a desire for guided tours. The atmosphere is pleasant, and the staff is friendly. Many come to simply admire the beautiful surroundings.
Overall, the Chernihiv Collegium is a significant historical and educational institution in Ukraine, offering a glimpse into the rich cultural heritage of the region.
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In fact, the Chernihiv Collegium was located next door in a separate building. But the temple is unique.
Chernihiv Collegium, or Chernihiv Collegium, is one of the oldest secondary schools in Ukraine.
The college was founded in 1700 under the name of the Little Russia Collegium, on the basis of the Slavic-mathematical school, transferred from Novgorod-.. Read more »Siversky. The founder of the college was a church figure, teacher and writer John Maximovich. The institution taught Latin, Greek, history, geography, mathematics, philosophy.
Among the students were mostly children of Cossack officers and wealthy burghers of the Left Bank.
Founded on the initiative of famous church and cultural figures of the second half of XVII - early XVIII centuries. Lazar Baranovich and Ioan Maksymovych with the support of Hetman Ivan Mazepa, the Chernihiv Collegium, along with the Kyiv-Mohyla Academy and the Kharkiv Collegium, was one of the prominent centers of education and culture of the XVIII century. in Ukraine.
Thus, the Chernihiv Collegium is one of the oldest secondary schools in Ukraine, founded in 1700 on the model of the Kyiv Collegium by Archbishop Ioan Maksymovych of Chernihiv; later developed thanks to the generous help of Hetman Ivan Mazepa. The Chernihiv Collegium was established on the basis of a Slavic-Latin school transferred to Chernihiv from Nizhyn. The training lasted 6 years. The Chernihiv Collegium was a secondary school (it had no theological or philological classes); among the students were mostly the sons of priests (1743 - 44 out of 253 students - 78) and Cossacks. In 1776 the Chernihiv Collegium was transformed into a theological seminary, which existed until 1917.
Great place to relax! Thank you to the city authorities and personally to the mayor Atroshenko for this wonderful place… (p.s. It is necessary to pay attention to small architectural forms (benches (not convenient for sitting) and close arrang.. Read more »ement of dumps to benches), and so super - I want to keep such course and increase pace…
At the end of the 17th century, on the territory of the Cathedral Borisoglebsk Monastery - the residence of the Chernigov archbishops, on the initiative of the Chernigov Archbishop Lazar Baranovich, a two-tiered refectory was erec.. Read more »ted for the brethren. In 1702, Archbishop John Maksimovich of Chernigov consecrates the bell tower, attached to the monastery refectory, which in the eastern part had the Church of All Saints. Unfortunately, two domes of this church have not survived. In the bell tower, built at the expense of Hetman Ivan Mazepa, there was a church named after the patron saint of the Hetman - John the Baptist. The upper part of this bell tower was decorated with ceramic icons "Savior Not Made by Hands" and "Our Lady of the Sign", which have survived to this day. At the end of the 19th century, in the western part of the bell tower, the “Red Porch” was added - the main entrance, in the style of Moscow architecture. From 1700 to 1786, the Collegium was located on the territory of the monastery - the first educational institution of the highest level in the Left-Bank Ukraine, and a philosophical class was engaged in the monastery refectory.
During the Second World War, the building was almost completely burned down, and it was restored in the fifties of the last century, according to the project of the Kiev architect N. Govdenko. Today, this building houses the current exhibitions of Ukrainian icon painting, an exposition dedicated to the history of the Collegium and Chernihiv and Chernigov 100 years ago.
The Chernihiv Collegium is a part of the National Historical and Architectural Reserve "Ancient Chernigov" (its administrative building) and belongs to the architectural monuments of national importance.
An interesting museum. Affordable ticket prices plus possible card payment. Many different exhibits, quite informative. It is a pity that there was no guide. Pleasant atmosphere and friendly staff, generally liked.
How beautiful everything is.
You can come and just admire the scenery.
The first 2 halls are interesting, and the rest are not very. Of course, if they were still telling, it would be more interesting.
A very interesting place! Entrance for adults-40 UAH, photo-20 UAH.
The Chernihiv Collegium is one of the first higher educational institutions on the Left Bank of Ukraine. The building was erected in 1700 with the funds allocated by I. Mazepa. Now the collegium is part of the "Ancient Chernigov" reserve.
The most amazing architectural structure in Chernihiv, which is located on the edge of the shaft of the former fortress.
I give five to the architecture of the Chernihiv Collegium. But I give the caretakers a fat two. I wanted to see an old classroom like in the photo. However, there were no desks or benches in the classroom, and photographs of soldiers and nurses from.. Read more » the First World War were exhibited. What do they have to do with it? I turned to the staff for clarification, but I heard in response - pay for the tour and then they will tell you everything. After a small scandal and writing a complaint, Candidate of Sciences Travkina Olga Ivanovna came to me, she was writing a dissertation about the classroom, she knows everything about the educational process in those ancient times. She explained that there was a temporary exhibition in the classroom, so the desks were taken out. But why should visitors have to guess about it? Why not post a message about it? Unclear. In general, I got the impression that the caretakers do not want to attract people to the museum, but rather push them away from it. I learned from Olga Ivanovna that
the educational institution was founded in 1700 as a kind of analogue of the Kiev Theological Academy, but soon it became, in fact, the first theological seminary in the country. Hetman Ivan Mazepa allocated funds for the construction of the Chernihiv Collegium. The building was erected in the Ukrainian Baroque style. By the way, a beautiful porch in the pseudo-Russian style was added much later, in 1891. Olga Ivanovna showed a foundation stone with the coat of arms of Mazepa, copies of textbooks in Latin, photos of ceramic icons installed on the roof, an old bell and even a cane for punishing the guilty. There is a very interesting icon in the next room. You look to the right - you see the face of the Mother of God, you look to the left - you see the face of Christ. I've never seen anything like it before.
Very beautiful historic place
I liked it. Very. So cozy .....
A striking example of Ukrainian Baroque. Amazing bell tower!
Chernihiv Collegium, one of the first Svitsky secondary educational institutions in Ukraine, was founded in 1700.
Openwork building with a high bell tower was built at the beginning. 18th c. using elements of ancient Russian architecture. On the initiative of Archbishop John Maximovich and with the financial support of Hetman I. Mazepa, one of the first higher e.. Read more »ducation institutions on the Left Bank was opened here. Now the administration of the National Architectural and Historical Reserve "Chernihiv Ancient" is located here. The class of the college was reconstructed, the icon painting exposition was exhibited, the exhibition "Chernihiv and Chernihiv 100 years ago" is running.
A city of power where peace reigns. Exhibitions of scientific and historical works are constantly held. The facility lacks ramps and architectural accessibility features.
Interesting exhibitions, affordable prices, especially for history buffs.
There are constant exhibitions: Chernihiv 100 years ago, Exhibition of old prints, Class Collegium, Dnieper icons, many paintings and diagrams of the city of different eras.
Th.. Read more »e room itself is very atmospheric.
Now the exhibition 'Crowns of the World' is very interesting !!!!