Opened on the initiative of former prisoners on 2 July, 1947, the history of the museum has now been documented in the new album divided into six sections and entitled '75 years of the Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum and Memorial'.
Poland's Internal Security Agency (ABW) has detained a man for an alleged art scam in which he pocketed up to PLN 18 million (EUR 3.92 million) in commissions from people he had offered investment opportunities in artworks.
On public view until the beginning of August, The Polish Rider is one of only two equestrian portraits to have been painted by the Dutch master and its fleeting return has been seen as a major coup by art fans in Poland.
Posting on Facebook on Wednesday, the ministry said that the transports include, 2,000 fire extinguishers, fire-proof curtains as well as ‘kilometers of assembly tapes, specialized fabrics and equipment and materials for securing and storing cultural goods.”
The works in question were sketched by Polish artist Adolf Kozarski who died in 1911 aged 75 and are two of a set of 21 works by Kozarski bought by the National Museum in Warsaw in 1925.
Entitled "Crowd III” and depicting 50 hollowed out figures made out of burlap, the art installation went for a staggering PLN 11 million, which after the hammer fee was added rose to 13.2 million.
Piotr Ostrowski, director of the Workshop of Museum of Stained Glass said: “In his wildest dreams, the artist hoped to show himself to a wider public, but starting out from Kraków, he didn’t have a chance, he was limited by the provincialism of the town and lack of support from Poland, which didn’t exist on the map. For us, this showing is an incredibly exciting moment.”
Since 2015, Poland has recovered over 500 works of art lost during World War on the territory of today's Poland, a Culture and National Heritage Museum official has stated.
Using 158,000 pieces of the coloured building bricks, 21 ‘LEGO Ambassadors’ from across Poland spent over 400 hours painstakingly recreating the masterpieces on a 1:1 scale which include Jan Matejko’s iconic Stańczyk.
Several works of art by Michal Elwiro Andriolli and a painting by Teodor Axentowicz, lost during WWII, have made their way to the collection of the National Museum in Warsaw.