New neon to add sparkle to Warsaw’s Chopin Museum
A competition is under way to choose a new set of neon lights for Warsaw’s Chopin Museum, with the winning entry set to illuminate the museum’s walls by the end of the year.
Three projects have been selected to compete against each other, with designs crafted by Warsaw-based artists and designers Grzegorz Laszuk, Jan Strumiłło as well as the Studio Robot collective all going to a public vote.
The neon is set to light up the wall of the Chopin Museum on ul. Tamka after a winner is decided with the final design picked using the highest number of Facebook likes. Voting will last until November 13th.
The Fryderyk Chopin Institute has announced that the chosen design will be installed and put on display by the end of the year, lighting up one of Warsaw’s major thoroughfares which links the city centre to the trendy Powiśle district.
Warsaw already has a wealth of sights associated with the life of the world-famous Romantic composer. It was here that Chopin grew up, composed his first pieces and gave concerts at the family home on Krakowskie Przedmieście in the heart of Warsaw’s downtown.
However, the city’s Chopin heartland is undoubtedly focused around the Fryderyk Chopin Institute which sits opposite the Chopin Museum in the renovated baroque Ostrogski Palace on ul. Tamka. The museum houses the world’s largest collection of Chopin memorabilia, with over 7,500 objects including manuscripts, correspondence, as well as personal items once belonging to the composer.