Gallery of Icons – St. Nicholas Church

Gallery of Icons

The gallery with a collection of icons from Kumanovo is situated in the church of St. Nicholas in the city center. The collection is a cultural heritage of exceptional importance, highlighting the art of the past. The gallery is located on the upper floor in the church. The permanent exhibition was opened on the occasion marking the 150th anniversary of the building of the church in January 2001. In the gallery are icons from several churches and monasteries of Kumanovo that were previously located in remote places where they were vulnerable to extinction and oblivion as: Zabel Monastery – Church of St. Mary, Karpinо Monastery – Church of the Presentation of the Virgin, Gradishte Monastery – Church of St. George, Church of St. George the Victorious – in the village of Mlado Nagorichane, Church St. Nicholas – in the village of Pavleshence, Church John Assumption – in the village of Rezhanovce, Saint Spas Church – in the village of Dovezence, Church of St. Elijah – in the village of Nikuljane, Church of St. Nicholas – in the village of Kolitzko, Church of St. Elijah – in the village of Zhivinje, Church of St. Paraskeva – in the village of Murgash, Church of St. Paraskeva – in the village of Pezovo, and also icons from the urban churches, St. Nicholas and Holy Trinity. The icons are of the periods from the 16th-19th centuries, from the most prominent Macedonian painters: Dico Zograf, Veno Zograf, Zafir Zograf, Dimitar Andonov Papradishki, Andrea Damjanov and Hadzi Kostadin from Veles.

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