The value of support for the culture sector in Poland amid the coronavirus epidemic may reach even PLN 4 billion (EUR 882.2 mln), almost as much as the culture ministry's annual budget, Culture Minister Piotr Gliński told the Gazeta Polska daily on Wednesday.
Poland's Culture Ministry is ready to spend up to PLN 4 billion (EUR 869.6 million) to support artists and cultural institutions to cover their financial losses suffered as a result of the ongoing coronavirus epidemic, the Gazeta Polska Codziennie has reported.
The Polish Ministry of Culture and National Heritage told PAP that it submitted a motion in Paris on Friday to include the Gdańsk Shipyard, located in the northern Poland, on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
Stashed away by Germans during WWII, the History of Apollo and Daphne by Abraham Bloemaert disappeared after its hiding place was ransacked by Soviet soldiers. Considered one of the best examples of North European Mannerism, it was returned after a woman who tried selling it to a museum in Wrocław was taken to court in civil case.
The "Niepodległa" (Independence) programme, prepared by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage also includes plans for celebrating Poland's centenary of regaining independence abroad, Culture Minister Piotr Gliński said at a conference on Monday.
A painting stolen from Poland by the Nazis during the Second World War is up for auction in Berlin.
About 50 young artists from Poland, Germany, Spain and Hungary participate in the 15th International Violin Competition, named after Georg Philipp Telemann, in Poznan (west-central Poland), which began on March 24.
The General Assembly of AIPH (International Association of Horticultural Producers - PAP) granted the Polish central city of Lodz the right to organise Horticultural Expo 2024, Poland's Ministry of Culture and National Heritage announced in a Friday statement.
The inclusion of the Union of Lublin Agreement in UNESCO's Memory of the World Programme is very important, Poland's Culture Minister and Deputy Prime Minister Piotr Glinski said on Thursday.
Krzysztof Michalski and Michal Balas, two cellists from the Wladyslaw Zelenski State Secondary School of Music in Krakow, southern Poland, won the Johansen International Competition for Young String Players, the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage said on Monday.