On July 17, 2013 the group of the representatives of Greek intellectuals, including the members of the scientific society "Friends of the Museum of Athens" headed by the Secretary General of the Society Mrs. E.Spiropulu, the Head of the „Community of women – immigrants from Macedonia” Mrs. A.Kapsi and the Honorary Director General of the Ministry of Culture of the Hellenic Republic Mrs. V.Vasilopoulou visited the exhibition „Petrykivka painting – the color of a tradition” which demonstrates at the Cultural Center of the Embassy of Ukraine to the Hellenic Republic.
Ambassador of Ukraine to the Hellenic Republic Volodymyr Shkurov welcomed the guests of the Embassy and informed them about the purpose of the exhibition in Greece as well as the plans of the Embassy for its presentation after Athens at the administrative capital of the Ionian Islands - Corfu (in August) and also in the city of Thessaloniki (in September).
Ambassador stressed that Petrykivka Painting was nominated to the Representative List of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO and the exhibition, which in 2013 has been shown at the European Parliament, the UNESCO Headquarter in Paris, is the contribution of Ukraine to the activities of the Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage at the occasion of the celebration its 10th anniversary.
The Secretary General of the "Friends of the Museum of Athens' Mrs. E.Spiropulu warmly thanked the Ambassador for his hospitality and the opportunity to acquaint participants with the decorative and ornamental painting style Petrykyvka. She noted that the efforts of the Ambassador as widely as possible to present the exhibition in other regions of Greece promotes the convergence of cultures of our peoples, opens Ukraine for Greeks, convinces everyone who visited the exhibition, that Ukraine in the context of its European progress not only retain their cultural heritage, but also extends them into the European family, introducing to Europeans the authenticity of the national techniques.