Actually that is a remarkable exhibition at the museum complex in the Upper Lavra. The exhibition was opened in 1995. There you can see the holographic copies of the most valuable items stored in the collections of the National Kiev-Pechersk Historical and Cultural Reserve as well as in the National Museum of History of Ukraine. The copies are made in the form of holographic glass displays with an internal layer of a special emulsion.
Holography means creating three-dimensional image of an object with a laser ray. Actually it is a 3D copy of an object. And a hologram is an optical image of three-dimensional model. The beginning of holography is associated with the name D. Gabor. In 1947 D. Gabor proved theoretically the possibility of producing 3D copies of objects.
At the exhibition you can see the holographic copy of the famous Golden pectoral. Golden pectoral is the breast decoration and a symbol of power of a Scythian king who lived in the 4th century BC. There is the portrait bust of Yaroslav the Wise at the exhibition. There are holographic copies of church objects such as icons, tabernacles, crosses, chalices, Gospels frames etc. The women's jewelry of Kievan Rus epoch articles are represented with holograms. Originally such jewelry was made of silver and decorated with cloisonné enamel.
The northern wall of the large exhibition hall is decorated with painting made by contemporary Ukrainian artist Pavel Taranenko in 1990. "History of Religion" wall painting is made in the technique of "encaustic" (that is the kind of technique in which wax is used as binder). There is also the 18th century cross from the stock collection of the National Kiev-Pechersk Reserve there.