I'm about to write an entire thesis about the museum, so I'll hold off on that, but a quick and interesting note about the academic department:
When the department was first established, it was in the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures. Then, it was renamed/reorganized into the Department of Regional Languages and Literatures, and now it is finally its own independent Department of Rusyn Language and Culture. The point being that a group of people who are indigenous were included in the category of foreign.The coolest thing though is that today, and basically just by walking across the street, I was in two of the most important Rusyn institutions in the world, both of which are basically brand-new. It's time for such things -- we humans need institutions, if only to have something tangible to attempt to represent that which is certainly intangible.