The All-Ukrainian Archaeological Committee (VUAK; Ukrainian. The All-Ukrainian Archaeological Committee ) is a research and memorial protection institution established in 1924 on the basis of the Archaeological Committee at the first historical and philological department of the Ukrainian Academy of Sciences . It consisted of the archeological and art history departments, the Sofia, Petar and Tripoli commissions. Subsequently, the structure of the committee included four sections - public organizations, archaeological, artistic, environmental protection  .
On February 6, 1922, at a meeting of the Academy of Sciences, it was decided to convert the section into an archaeological committee, chaired by F. I. Schmidt, members — Academicians N. Bilyashivsky and M. Vasilenko, and from September 27, 1922 Academician Alexey Novitsky became secretary. In 1924, the Academy elected a number of new members to the Archeological Committee: V. Danilevich, N. Makarenko, D. M. Shcherbakovsky, P. P. Kurenno, A. Nosovaya, V. O. Osmaka, F. L. Ernst, and On July 24, 1924, a new charter was approved by the Archeological Committee of the Authorship of P. P. Kurenno  .
VUAK conducted, organized and coordinated expeditionary studies of archaeological monuments from the Stone Age to the era of Kievan Rus inclusive, served as the main state body for the protection of historical and cultural monuments in the Ukrainian SSR , approved registers of monuments of national and local significance and supervised their preservation. In the late 1920s. stationary archaeological expeditions worked in 30 out of 44 districts of Ukraine. Among the most important were studies of the Mariupol Paleolithic burial ground , Trypillya settlements on the Dnieper and Dniester rivers, the Belogrudovskiy zolniki in the vicinity of the town of Uman , ancient Ancient Olbia and the Berezan island, Slavic monuments in Cherkasy region, around the city of Romny and in Kiev, the ancient Russian Raikovetsky settlement , as well as rescue expeditions in the areas of new buildings of DniproGES , on the Southern Bug , in the city of Mariupol . Significant results were obtained from studies of ancient Russian and baroque monuments of Kiev and Chernigov. Through the efforts of VUAK, a draft law on the protection of monuments was prepared, on the basis of which the Regulation on monuments of culture and nature, which for a long time determined the organizational and legal basis for the protection of monuments in Ukraine, was adopted by a resolution of the All-Ukrainian Central Executive Committee and the Council of People's Commissars of the Ukrainian SSR  .
The members of VUAK - M. Boltenko, S. Gamchenko, S. Dlozhevsky, A. Krymsky, N. Makarenko , A. Novitsky (chairman), M. Rudnytsky (secretary), S. Taranushenko, O. Fedorovsky, D. Shcherbakovsky , D Yavornitsky et al. The Committee maintained close contact with museum institutions, created a wide active correspondent in the field. In 1934, the Institute of the History of Material Culture of the Academy of Sciences of the Ukrainian SSR was organized on the basis of the VUAK  .
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