New Museum Opens Dedicated to Venerable Lviv Postal Service

  • New Museum Opens Dedicated  to Venerable Lviv Postal Service
  • Governor Mykola Kmit and Lviv  Mayor Andriy Sadoviy inspecting  the new exhibits
Issue 9, January 2009.

On December 12 Lviv’s Bandinelli Palace (Rynok Sqr. 2)  saw the official opening of a new museum dedicated to the  history of the city’s postal services. The event was held as  part of celebrations to mark the tenth anniversary of Lviv’s  inclusion onto the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites and  is part of efforts to highlight the achievements of what was  one of Eastern Europe’s first postal services. Lviv Governor  Mykola Kmit, head of Lviv Oblast Council Myroslav Senyk  and Lviv City Mayor Andriy Sadoviy attended the grand  opening, which was the latest in a long line of recent innovations designed to draw attention to the rich contribution  Lviv has made to European history. The venue is particularly  fitting, given that the original owner of the Bandinelli Palace, signore Bandinelli, was the man who first began a mail service from Lviv to other key trading cities way back in 1629.